Monday, January 11, 2010

NFL PLAYOFF SUNDAY

People were quick to criticize Bill Belichick when he went for it on fourth down earlier this season instead of giving the ball back to Peyton Manning in an eventual loss to the Colts. We can’t imagine how critical his detractors will be when they realize his team lost a playoff game at home to a Ravens team that had exactly thirty-four yards passing.

Really, thirty-four?

The Cards-Packers game taught us once again not to abandon a game when one team races off to a 17-0 first quarter lead - they literally put "wild" in Wild Card. The Packers caught up and the game turned into an NFL classic.

Kurt Warner continues to be one of the best playoff quarterbacks to play the game and Sunday was no different. Warner was 29 of 33 for 379 yards and five touchdowns. His passer rating was an amazing 154.1. The Packers' Rodgers was no slouch either. He was 28 of 42 for 422 yards with four touchdowns and one interception (121.3).

The Cards won the game on a defensive touchdown and nobody was happier than kicker Neil Rackers who pull-hooked a last minute potential winning field goal late in regulation.

Defense? Not so much.

The Cards go to New Orleans next and that should be quite a shoot out.

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