January 11, 2010

Weekend summary

Okay, so somehow I managed to pick every losing team.

I thought that Baltimore ended up doing exactly what they needed to beat the New England Patriots. They took it to Brady and Brady faltered because of the wuss that he is. They went right at him, I think Ray Lewis sacked him in the first quarter, and they never let up. The Ravens attacked and attacked, and then handed the ball to their running game. The Pats D couldn't stop the run, and so the Ravens were in control from start to finish. They completely dominated the game.

In the Jets Bengals game, the defense for the Jets made all the difference. Cincinnati's offense was exposed as a one trick pony on air (Palmer to Ocho couldn't click because of Revis), and well, Benson had a monster game but they couldn't keep using him because they were playing from behind. I don't expect the Jets to get very far in these playoffs, but they can upset teams because of their disrupting defense.

The Dallas-Philly game was a total disappointment. Two teams who have so much history faced eachother for the 3rd time this season and one simply did not show up. I thought this would be a shootout but it McNabb didn't show up to the game and as a result, Philly was absolutely destroyed in this game. Dallas has a pretty good team, next week against Minnesota should be exciting.

Finally, the best game of the weekend was Green Bay vs Arizona. Most experts picked Green Bay to take this one and as we've seen time and time again, when Arizona is the underdog somehow they scrape it out. The game went back and forth with the Cards taking the early lead but after neither defense could do anything the game was eventually 45-45. I have to say though, the final play of the game was pretty disappointing with Rodgers having the ball stripped from him and giving up a TD.

For once, a playoff game ending where the team who won the overtime coin toss didn't win the game.

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