New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, Saturday 8:00 EST
The AFC playoffs get under way Saturday night when the New York Jets travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts. The game will be a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game, which the Colts won by a score of 30-17. This match-up is arguably the most intriguing of the weekend, as both teams have been inconsistent this season despite being among the most talented teams in the NFL.
The Colts, of course, are led by Peyton Manning, who has carried the team to the playoffs this year after they suffered an onslaught of injuries that would have spelled doom for almost any other team. And it almost did. Just a few weeks ago, the Colts looked like they had a legitimate shot at missing the playoffs for the first time since 2001, as they sat at 6-6 and were looking up at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite that hole, the Colts were able to fight their way into the playoffs by winning their final four games, and also earn another AFC South division title, giving them at least one home playoff game.
On the other side, the Jets have slowed down considerably after talks of them taking the AFC’s top seed, losing three out of five. The slide took the Jets from potentially having home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs to being the sixth seed and having to play three road games if they get to the Super Bowl. The Jets have been held back by quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has a completion percentage of just 54.8, an atrocious number for this day and age, and a quarterback rating of 75.3, which puts him at 27th in the NFL. (more)
Former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis has agreed to assume the offensive coordinator position for the Kansas City Chiefs organization. Weis was recently let go after his all too mediocre 35-27 campaign through five seasons with Notre Dame. Weis and Kansas City head coach Todd Haley are excited to reunite on the sidelines. The two previously worked together as assistants for the New York Jets.
“Charlie’s a guy I have a great amount of respect for as a coach,” said Haley. “He’s a coach that system wise, I would say we’re as close as you can be. Charlie’s a guy I consider a friend and I’ve talked to throughout the year, no different from some of the other guys I lean on for things and advice.”
The Chiefs finished the 2009 regular season at 4-12 following a strong Week 17 win over the Denver Broncos. They’ll select fifth in the 2010 draft come April. The NFL Playoffs will start up with the Wild Card matchups this Saturday and Sunday. Check below for schedules and tickets!
Saturday, January 9th, 4:30 PM – New York Jets at Cincinnati BengalsSaturday, January 9th, 8:00 PM – Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas CowboysSunday, January 10th, 1:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens at New England PatriotsSunday, January 10th, 4:40 PM – Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Week 6 showed some expected blow outs but also featured a handful of stunning upsets. The Buffalo Bills were able to steal a win from the New York Jets with a field goal in OT. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Eagles for their second win of the season. After dominating the Giants 48-27 yesterday, the New Orleans Saints have really proved themselves as the top team to beat. They remain undefeated along with the Broncos, Colts, and Vikings while the Buccaneers, Titans, and Rams struggle to post their first win for 2009. Find all Week 6 scores below.
Sunday, October 18, 2009Houston Texans 28, Cincinnati Bengals 17 – Cincinnati was up by three heading into the third quarter but were shut down by the Texans defense for the entire second half.
Green Bay Packers 26, Detroit Lions 0 – QB Aaron Rodgers produced two passing TD’s and 358 yards for Green Bay to coast by Detroit.
Minnesota Vikings 33, Baltimore Ravens 31 – The Ravens came back with 21 points in the fourth, but Favre took control and led his men down field for a last minute field goal to pull ahead.
New Orleans Saints 48, New York Giants 27 – QB Drew Brees threw for 369 yards and four TD’s for the Saints give New York their first loss of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cleveland Browns 14 – WR Hines Ward came up with 159 yards from eight receptions and 1 TD.
Carolina Panthers 28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 – DeAngelo Williams scored the go-ahead TD from the 1 yard line with 29 seconds remaining.
Kansas City Chiefs 14, Washington Redskins 6 – The Chiefs earned eight fourth quarter points to earn their first win of the season.
Jacksonville Jaguars 23, St Louis Rams 20 – The Jags came back with 14 fourth quarter points and the final FG in overtime to keep St Louis defeated.
Arizona Cardinals 27, Seattle Seahawks 3 – QB Kurt Warner completed 32 passes for 276 yards and two TD’s.
Oakland Raiders 13, Philadelphia Eagles 9 – Oakland held the Eagles to just three field goals all game to take this one by four.
New England Patriots 59, Tennessee Titans 0 – Tom Brady made history with five TD passes and 35 points in the second quarter alone, leading the Patriots to demolish the Titans 59-0.
Buffalo Bills 16, New York Jets 13 – Buffalo edged the Jets with an overtime field goal away at Giants Stadium.
Atlanta Falcons 21, Chicago Bears 14 – The Falcons took the one score advantage in the second quarter and held on from there to win by seven.
Monday, October 19, 2009Denver Broncos 34, San Diego Chargers 23 – The Broncos pulled away in the end with 10 fourth quarter points to solidify the win and their undefeated record at 6-0.
Bye Week Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers.
QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants posted 24 points en route to dominating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the defense held their score and wins at zero. The Giants established a solid running game between Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs, who combined for 196 yards from 40 carries. Manning ended the game with two touchdown passes from his 161 earned yards.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was glad to see his RB’s take control after last week’s quiet ground game. “We had a game in which we didn’t play very well against the run, so we knew that we would be tested and we would have to rise up and do a better job there,” said Coughlin. “We also knew we needed to rush the ball better than we had, so we did a pretty good job with that.” Tampa Bay first year coach Raheem Morris called his teams performance “completely disastrous.” He had every right to make that statement knowing the Bucs offense created just five first downs (fewest in their franchise history).
New York is now set to square off against the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday at 1:00 pm. The Buccaneers will look forward to their next game on Sunday as well against the Washington Redskins, who just came off a disappointing loss to the Detroit Lions.
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Early last season New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went down with a severe knee injury, after Kansas City Chiefs defensemen Bernard Pollard fell into him. Matt Cassel, who took Brady’s place for the rest of the year landed a big contract with Pollard’s Chiefs for this upcoming season. During yesterday’s training camp practice Pollard thought he was about to be blocked, misread the play and stumbled right into Cassel. After practice Pollard commented on the reoccurrence, saying “I got to the sidelines after that play and I realized what happened. I thought, — OH MY GOD! It’s like a replay.”
Despite the same events taking place on that particular play, Cassel luckily did not come out injured. The Kansas City Chiefs will have their first test this Saturday in a pre-season match up against the Houston Texans at 7:00 pm.
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Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will be joining teammate Mike Vrabel in Kansas City after dealing with the Chiefs. New England gave them away for just the #34th pick in the draft, knowing they were able to free up approximately $20 million in cap space.
Last season Cassel stepped in after Tom Brady went down with a season ending knee injury in their first game. From there he was able to lead the Pats to an 11-5 record while throwing for 21 touchdowns and earning an 89.2 QB passer rating. After seven years as a back up with Southern California and the Patriots, Cassel finally got his chance to prove he was first string quality.
After a more than successful season, to keep Cassel the Patriots would have to offer at least $14 million his way to keep him on the roster. New England decided to give him a possible starting opportunity elsewhere, knowing their star Tom Brady is fully expected to be recovered by the start of next season. “I’m feeling great. I’m feeling really good,” said Brady. “Everything is progressing just as I expected.”
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The New England Patriots have traded outside linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs for a draft pick. Details are sparse, and the whole deal is still pending a physical. The new “chief” in KC, former Patriots personnel guru Scott Pioli seems to have gotten his favorite defensive player back. The consensus seems to be that the Patriots will receive a 3rd-4th round draft pick as compensation.
The Patriots free up roughly $3 million in cap space with the move.
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