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After an exciting weekend of AFC and NFC games, we’re getting one step closer to knowing which teams will compete in Super Bowl LI on February 5th.
The Atlanta Falcons kept Seattle at bay with a solid performance by QB Matt Ryan who had 338 yards and 3 TD’s with no interceptions. Falcons move on with a 36-20 win.
Everyone assumed the New England Patriots would cruise to victory over the Houston Texans, but three Patriot turnovers had many wondering if this game would end their season. The Texans defense clearly did their job to force 3 Tom Brady interceptions, but the offense couldn’t convert and the Pats pulled it together to win 34-16.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was the talk of the weekend. In an excitingly close game against the Dallas Cowboys, where the Cowboys rallied back from an 18 point deficit to tie the game, Rodgers showed his brilliance. With just 35 seconds to go, Rodgers drew up the last play in the dirt resulting in a perfectly timed sideline throw to tight end Jared Cook setting up a field goal by Mason Crosby to win the game. Packers 34, Cowboys 31.
With solid games from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, the Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by converting 6 field goals for 18 points. Steelers 18, Chiefs 16.
After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gathered his team in the locker room to deliver a profanity filled speech/pep talk telling the team to “keep a low profile” in their AFC matchup against the Patriots. Antonio Brown recorded the speech and posted it to facebook. What about keeping a low profile says post me to social media for everyone to see????? As predicted, Tomlin is not too happy.
Next up: Sunday January 22nd
NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons 3:05 pm ET
AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots 6:40 pm ET1 comment
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman trophy on Saturday, bringing Louisville its first ever Heisman. Lamar became the frontrunner for this prestigious award and finished the season with 51 touchdowns. Accepting his reward, Jackson said, “I’m extremely proud to represent this class and Louisville as their first Heisman Trophy winner. For my teammates, it’s an award for all of us. I can’t wait to cherish it with all of you.” As the youngest player to ever win the Heisman, Jackson credited his single mother. He said, “Everything I do is for my mother,”
After 11 straight victories, the Dallas Cowboys lost to the New York Giants on Sunday thanks to a Giants defense who stepped up even though defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery and is likely out for the season. The Giants also got some big plays from wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr to cement their 10-7 victory. Dallas rookie QB Dak Prescott didn’t perform up to expectations, but is still expected to remain at the helm over veteran Tony Romo.
The Green Bay Packers stunned the Seattle Seahawks in a 38-10 rout. The Packers defense intercepted Seahawks QB Russell Wilson five times, and an injured QB Aaron Rodgers put the game away by the end of the 3rd quarter. If the Packers continue to play with this dominance, they will be a major threat in the NFC.
The New York Jets win over the sinking San Francisco 49ers in overtime didn’t look pretty, but Jets QB Bryce Petty (who took the reigns from Ryan Fitzpatrick) showed mental toughness and kept his cool to lead his team to a 23-17 win. Maybe he’ll be the answer going forward for the 4-9 Jets.No comments
The Green Bay Packers came to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. QB Aaron Rodgers stepped up his game with two touchdowns on the first two series of the game helping his team end their 4 game losing streak. The team is still way behind in the NFC North, but according to their coach, Mike McCarthy, “We look at this as a launching pad. Definitely a game we can build off of.” Packers 27, Eagles 13.
Tiger Woods is set to play on Thursday in his first tournament over a year. He will play at the Albany Club in Nassau in a tournament that benefits his charitable foundation. Woods who used to be almost unbeatable at the height of his golf career has slipped to number 879th in the world. When speaking to reporters about his return, he joked “I’m not dead”.No comments
The Chicago Cubs are one game away from heading to the World Series. 22 year old Addison Russell’s hit to center field put the Cubs up 3-2 in the NLCS. Fellow younster Javier Baez sealed the game bringing in 3 runs in the 8th inning leading to a final score of 8-4. The LA Dodgers will try and rally in a do-or-die game on Saturday 8:00 ET
In Thursday night football, the Green Bay Packers QB broke a record, while the Chicago Bears QB broke an arm. Brian Hoyer, filling in for an injured Jay Cutler, went down with a broken arm in the second quarter after a big hit from Packers defenders Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers, who has been in a bit of a slump, turned things around with a franchise record of 39 completed passes. Packers 26, Bears 10.
In other NFL news, New York Giants kicker, Josh Brown, was suspended for one game last year for reports he abused his former wife. The charges were dropped but recently reports came out showing his journal entries with an admission he abused her. One particular entry stated, “I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man. I have abused my wife.” The Giants (and the NFL) stated they will review the newly released documents before making any decisions on Brown’s future.
A desperation Hail Mary saved the day for the Packers! The Green Bay Packers scored on a 61-yard Hail Mary brought down by Richard Rodgers to beat the Detroit Lions. It was the longest Hail Mary in NFL history.The game deciding play was set up by a facemask penalty on Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers. Devin Taylor was flagged for the penalty but insists (and replays seem to confirm) that it should not have been a violation. It was an exciting end to a game and kept the Packers in the playoff hunt. Packers 27, Lions 23.
In other NFL news, the League announced that Coldplay will perform at Halftime at the Super Bowl. Fans reactions on twitter were not too positive. They felt that Colplay was too boring and too British to perform at America’s greatest sporting event.No comments
In Monday Night Football between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, the Bills armed with a stronger defense, had hopes of upsetting the Patriots. They did, in fact, come close and even had a chance to win toward the end, but couldn’t pull it together. The banged up Pats eeked out a victory, and are now 10-0. New England 20, Buffalo 13.
Elsewhere in the NFL, after QB Brock Osweiler (who looks a bit like actor Robert Pattinson) took the Denver Broncos into a blisteringly cold Chicago and grabbed a win this past weekend, the Broncos are handing him the keys to the castle. Yep, Osweiler has been named the starting quarterback when they face the Patriots next week. The Broncos are hinting that the Peyton Manning era might be over, and we’ll be seeing an Osweiler led team. Osweiler trained behind Manning for 3 full seasons which is the same situation as when Aaron Rodgers backed up legend Brett Favre in Green Bay. Peyton Manning said he intends to play in 2016, but he may not be playing in a Broncos’ uniform.
In college football, sources are saying there is a very good chance that LSU and head coach Les Miles may split ways at the end of the season. When you’re coaching for a big SEC program like LSU or Alabama, and they don’t win a national championship, the season is considered a failure. Miles has kept LSU relevant for quite a while, but the fans and the LSU brass are tired of seeing Alabama hoisting up the trophy year after year. LSU is also on a 3-game losing streak which is making the situation worse If LSU does fire Miles, they will need a superstar backup as Miles is known for his strong recruiting.No comments
In college football, there was a major shakeup in the tournament seedings this weekend as Michigan State beat Ohio State. Ohio State can still potentially get to the final four, but this loss definitely hurts their chances. The loss also opens up the possibility for another Big 12 team (maybe Oklahoma State or Baylor) to reach the final four bracket.
In the NFL, the marquee game of the week was the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers and the Pack have always owned the Vikings, but this year, the Vikings look sharp. Their star running back Adrian Peterson is having a solid year as is their QB, Teddy Bridgewater. But even though Aaron Rodgers has struggled lately, he’s still Aaron Rodgers, and he helped guide the Packers to a relatively easy win. This Packers team is not as good as last year, but they can still eek out a win when they need to. Green Bay 30, Minnesota 13.
In Philadelphia, the Eagles were hoping to jump start their offense against Tampa Bay with QB Mark Sanchez running the ship. He played well in the pre-season, and was now getting his chance to shine and possibly keep the starting QB job. The only problem was the Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston turned into a formidable NFL quarterback. He crushed the Eagles IN Philly, throwing for a career high 5 touchdown passes. Winston is seemingly only going to get better, and Buccaneers fans should be excited. Tampa Bay 45, Philadelphia 17.
Finally, in Miami, the Dolphins hosted the Dallas Cowboys, but more notably, we saw the return of QB Tony Romo. Romo went down early in the season with a serious shoulder injury, and the Cowboys were unable to win a game without him. The Cowboys, however, are still mathematically alive for the playoffs in a terrible NFC East division. Romo had to dust off some cobwebs, but he connected with his all-pro wide receiver Dez Bryant for a touchdown. The Cowboys picked up the road win, and their quest to get to the playoffs is off to a good start. Dallas 24, Miami 14.No comments
In the World Series, it was Game 5 between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. The Royals led 3-1 and needed to win one more to secure their first World Series title since 1985. Last year, they fell short against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets led early in the game, but a late rally by the Royals sent the game to extra innings. In the 12th, the Royals put up 5 runs, and the Mets found themselves in a huge hole. In the bottom of the 12th, the Royals got the job done on the mound, and sealed their world series victory. The Royals celebrated their first World Series victory in 30 years. Kansas City 7, NY Mets. 2
In the NFL, it seemed as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were doomed coming into the Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs had perseverance, however, especially their rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander. Alexander’s brother was killed in a fight this past week, and Alexander said that all his brother wanted was to “see Kwon ball”. And Kwon did just that. He had several incredible defensive plays, including stripping the ball from Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons forced an overtime, but the Bucs never quit, and nabbed the upset overtime win. Alexander got the game ball and gave an emotionally tearful victory speech. Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20.
In New Orleans, we were treated to a shootout between the Saints and the New York Giants. This was a homecoming game for two Giants’ stars, as both their QB Eli Manning and their wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are Louisiana natives. Manning and Odell they came to play! But… so did Drew Brees. Brees threw for a record-tying 7 TOUCHDOWNS!!! Meanwhile, Manning was right behind him with 6 TOUCHDOWNS!!! It looked like the Giants were headed for the win, but some late penalties put the Saints in field goal range, and Kai Forbath booted the game winner. The Saints celebrate on their home turf. New Orleans 52, NY Giants 49.
Finally, at night, it was the battle of two 6-0 teams. The Green Bay Packers headed to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the ferocious defense of the Broncos. Shockingly, the Broncos were even able to shut down Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The Broncos now move to 7-0, and, it looks like Manning might get another shot at a Super Bowl run — and this year he won’t have to do it all by himself. Denver 29, Green Bay 10.
In college football this weekend, we witnessed one of the craziest plays. The University of Miami was trailing Duke and the game appeared to be over. In the ensuing kickoff return, the Hurricanes lateraled 8 times to score the winning TD. It’s a fun play to watch and would have gone down as one of the greatest plays in college history, but turns out the University of Miami player’s knee was down in addition to a few more errors that were overlooked by the refs. The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officiating crew after the game but the results still stand and the University of Miami recorded the win.No comments
In Washington, the Redskins took on the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly’s Eagles offense needed to finally show off their “explosive offense” if they wanted to be taken seriously this season. The Redskins’ defense came to play, however, and the Eagles offense (even with some nice plays down the stretch) struggled again. The Redskins held on for the win. Washington 23, Philadelphia 20.
In Chicago, everyone had ruled out the Bears this season. The Bears have even publicly stated they are putting some of their offensive stars on the trade block, including Matt Forte. They were likely going to have to endure another week of Jimmy Clausen as their QB, but their starting QB Jay Cutler was ready to play at game time. It was a close game against the Oakland Raiders, but a last second field goal by Robbie Gould gave the Bears the win. Chicago 22, Oakland 20.
The Arizona Cardinals were looking to dominate this weekend after they crushed the 49ers last weekend, but the St Louis Rams came to PLAY. The Rams’ Todd Gurley did not disappoint, running all over the supposed “incredible Cardinals defense”. The Rams grabbed a road win against the Cardinals. St. Louis 24, Arizona 22.
In San Francisco, the 49ers hosted the red hot and undefeated Green Bay Packers. The Niners were coming off a horrendous loss last week and were looking to rebound. Aaron Rodgers played brilliantly for the Packers (again), and Colin Kaepernick was less than impressive for the Niners. There was even one play where the Packers’ defense stopped Kaepernick and the linebacker Clay Mathews taunted him by saying, “You ain’t no Russell Wilson, bro” (referring to the skills of the Seattle Seahawks quarterback). Green Bay 17, San Francisco 3.No comments
In the NBA, the Laker’s Kobe Bryant spoke to the media about his retirement and surprisingly said that he hasn’t made a decision. Many people thought that Bryant would announce his “Farewell Tour” this off-season on account of his age and his recent injuries. It’s now possible Bryant will have to be “removed” from the NBA kicking and screaming. Then again, the basketball season is long so he may still retire.
Speaking of NBA players who don’t want to retire, Dallas Mavericks’ superstar and future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki said that he would like to play two more years and then THINK about retirement. Dirk is 36 years old, and his determination is nothing short of incredible. Basketball stars are playing longer than they used to on account of improved conditioning, nutritional diets, and advanced medical services on training staffs.
In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers started 3-0 and look like they have a shot to win it all this season. With this new sense of dominance, they traded a draft pick to the Chicago Bears for veteran star linebacker Jared Allen. The Bears’ season isn’t starting off well so stockpiling draft picks might not be a bad idea. Allen should have an immediate impact with the Panther’s defense by striking fear into opposing QB’s.
Finally in Monday night football, the Green Bay Packers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs with five touchdowns from QB Aaron Rodgers and strong play from RB Eddie Lacy and WR Randall Cobb. The Packers are now 3-0 for the first time since 2011. Packers 38, Chiefs 28.No comments