Category: nfl playoffs

It’s Time

While he did win Super Bowl XLI MVP, Manning posted one of the worst postseason runs for a Super Bowl winning quarterback of all-time. He threw three touchdown passes but posted seven interceptions and did not have a single game passer rating higher than 81.6. Despite slaying the Patriots on the way to winning the Super Bowl, something just seems missing from Manning’s resume.

He is missing THAT game. That hammer performance in a championship game. Montana had three monster Super Bowls; Unitas had the ’58 NFL title game; Brady had Super Bowl XXXVI & XXXVIII; Elway had back to back Super Bowls, both endearing in different ways. What is Peyton Manning’s defining postseason moment? The 2006 AFC title game? He was ok in Super Bowl XLI but far from lights out. He still needs THAT game.

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Jets Stop Chargers; Setup Polian/Painter/Caldwell Bowl

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=New+York+Jets&iid=7578276″ src=”1/1/d/3/NFL_Divisional_Playoffs_b75a.jpg?adImageId=9176451&imageId=7578276″ width=”380″ height=”255″ /] The New York Jets, who stood at 7-7 several weeks ago and out of the playoff race, stormed into San Diego and defeated the Chargers on Sunday 17-14 in the AFC Divisional playoffs. The victory sends the Jets to the […]

Quoth the Colts Nevermore

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Colts+Ravens&iid=7562743″ src=”5/4/8/1/NFL_Divisional_Playoffs_5f65.jpg?adImageId=9122717&imageId=7562743″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] The Ravens needed to run the ball effectively to win…and they didn’t. Peyton Manning, who is undergoing his third name change of the season (went from Peyton Manning to “The Sheriff” and to “18”), did enough (2 TDs) to hold […]

AFC Divisional Playoff Preview: Home Cooking

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Ravens+Colts&iid=7113953″ src=”8/e/1/8/Colts_Gary_Brackett_033f.JPG?adImageId=8954400&imageId=7113953″ width=”380″ height=”306″ /] It’s party time in the American Football Conference as we reintroduce the AFC heavyweights into the fray for Divisional Round action. Unlike the NFC playoffs, the AFC offers up Indianapolis and San Diego and their high tech passing games as […]

NFC Divisional Preview: Deadliest Guns In The West

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Drew+Brees&iid=7336104″ src=”7/1/8/d/New_Orleans_Saints_7549.jpg?adImageId=8974032&imageId=7336104″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] While America flips out about Lane Kiffin & Mark McGwire, its time to look forward towards Saturday action in the NFL playoffs. Chris Berman calls it the best weekend of football in the NFL and he is spot on. The […]

Gone Fishing

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Ray+Rice&iid=7510030″ src=”b/8/f/c/Baltimore_Ravens_v_e3cf.jpg?adImageId=8907442&imageId=7510030″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens sent the New England Patriots packing in shocking fashion on Sunday, 33-14. Was it a huge upset that New England lost? No. If you studied Baltimore’s resume this season, they’ve played better against quality […]

The NFC Playoff Preview: Killing You Softly

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=NFC+playoffs&iid=3600476″ src=”6/7/6/2/NFC_Championship_Philadelphia_50b7.jpg?adImageId=8807025&imageId=3600476″ width=”380″ height=”251″ /] Ladies and gentlemen, the NFL playoffs have arrived! In our first look at the postseason, we’ll break down the National Football Conference and provide some sort of guidance on just what might happen on the road to South Beach. For […]