The Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to host the AFC Championship game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday. The Jets won in their last contest 29-15 in Week 16. Rex Ryan believed in his team and so far they have responded, but Peyton Manning and Co. are certainly ready to challenge their defense in all four quarters this time around.
“I just think it’s one of those things where you try to play your best this time of the year,” said Dallas Clark. “We’ve been able to have some good games for whatever reason, certain coverage’s, certain breakdowns. I think it’s been our team philosophy of just really trying to be a little sharper.”
The home team has claimed victory in the past three AFC Championship events. The Jets will be forced to rely heavily on their running game and #1 defense to stop the top ranked Colts on their own turf. New York has certainly showed us through their previous two games against Cincinnati and San Diego that nothing is guaranteed when competing in the NFL Playoffs. Purchase your Colts vs. Jets tickets here with us at Ace!
The New York Jets scored two fourth quarter TD’s to win over the heavily favored San Diego Chargers 17-14 Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, setting them up for the AFC title game against the 15-2 Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Rex Ryan can now stand by his original (what most would have considered overconfident) statements, courtesy of San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding for failing to hit any of his three game field goal attempts.
“We believed the whole time, the whole year, when it probably wasn’t the popular choice,” said Ryan. “We don’t have to apologize to anyone. A matchup that probably nobody wanted, but too bad. Here we come!”
Yesterday’s contest opened with the Chargers in control with a Philip Rivers-Kris Wilson connection for six three minutes into the second quarter. The Jets took over from there in the remaining two blocks, producing a field goal and a pair of touchdowns. Rivers was able to lead his men down field for one more score to make it a three point game. The Jets then came up with the onside kick to eventually solidify the victory. Colts vs. Jets tickets are now available right here at AceTicket.com!
The Baltimore Ravens were held scoreless through three quarters while handing the ball over four times as the Indianapolis Colts posted 17 points in the first half to win 20-3 Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game was tied up at three apiece until Peyton Manning hit Austin Collie for a 10 yard completion and TD with two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Manning was able to make reservations for six again before heading into the locker room; this time with Reggie Wayne in the final seconds to tack on the extra insurance.
“There’s no question how the guys used the off week,” said Manning. “We kind of called it preparation week. I thought we had good preparation coming into this game, thought we came out sharp and kind of set the tempo from the get-go.” The Colts will now take on the underdog New York Jets in the 2010 AFC Championship game. They last hosted title match three years ago when they went on to win the Super Bowl in Miami (the same site for this year’s main event).
The New York Jets after a wild road through the 2009-2010 regular season have advanced to the AFC Divisional round where they will face the hottest team in the NFL this Sunday, the 13-3 San Diego Chargers. The veteran Chargers lineup are entering their playoff campaign with an 11-game win streak. In the past two seasons San Diego has advanced with at least four consecutive victories under their belt, only to lose in the first two rounds.
“We’ve been there before. We’ve been the popular pick to win the Super Bowl before and haven’t,” said LB Shawne Merriman. “Our whole mentality this year is completely different, in not looking too far ahead down the road. That’s been the big key this year altogether, is not looking too far down the road.”
The Chargers have been unstoppable lately on the offensive end, but we’ll see how well they can produce against the league’s top ranked defense. “Both teams are carrying a lot of momentum going into this game,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan. “It’s just going to be who can out-execute the other.” Game time is set for Sunday, January 17th at Qualcomm Stadium. Purchase your Chargers vs. Jets tickets right here with us at Ace!
Rookie Mark Sanchez produced a near perfect 139.4 QB rating on his way to leading the New York Jets past the AFC North Division champion Cincinnati Bengals 24-14 Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium. The 23-year old showed a great amount of poise in his post-season debut following New York’s rollercoaster-like season. “I see him getting better and better each day on the practice field,” said Jets head coach Rex Ryan. “What a job he’s done. I think he’s tired of hearing he’s the weak link on this football team.”
Cincinnati posted the initial points with a Carson Palmer Laveranues Coles connection eight minutes into the first quarter. Shonn Green broke free for 39 yards early in the second to tie it up at seven apiece. Sanchez produced the go-ahead score minutes later with a 45 yard pass to Dustin Keller.
The second half featured a TD from each squad before Jay Feely increased the deficit to 10 with a 20 yard field goal with five minutes to play. The Jets will next matchup with the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round on Sunday, January 17th at 4:40 PM. Chargers vs. Jets tickets can be found right here with us at Ace!
The New York Jets (9-7) are set to rematch the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) to kick off this year’s NFL post-season. After ending the Indianapolis Colts run at perfection in Week 15, Mark Sanchez and crew put on a show at home during a convincing 37-0 win over Cincinnati to notch the remaining AFC Wild Card spot.
This time around it may not be so easy for New York as they travel to Paul Brown Stadium, where the well rested Carson Palmer and Cedric Benson wait to give the league’s top ranked defense a run for their money. “We’re trying to win the thing,” said NY head coach Rex Ryan. “That’s our goal. To get to this point and not have that as your ultimate goal, then I don’t think you’re going to be successful. I think you have to visualize yourself being successful and then try to go out and make it happen.”
Chad Ochocinco has been struggling lately with knee problems but should be cleared to suit up on Saturday. In his last matchup against stand-out cornerback Darrelle Revis, #85 was held to zero receptions for the first time since 2003. Earlier this week Chad was concerned about the injury but later found himself practicing just two days later. He commended his teammates through his Twitter account, saying “really good practice today on both sides of the ball, we had Popeye’s for snack after practice, best 2 piece I’ve had n a while.”
The Jets have won seven of their last eight against the Bengals. Their only playoff meeting was back in 1983, which featured a 44-17 victory for New York. Jets vs. Bengals playoff tickets are still available right here with us at AceTicket.com!
This Sunday’s NFL regular season events filled all spots for the upcoming playoff festivities. The New York Jets earned their way in after a decisive win over the Cincinnati Bengals, setting the stage for a rematch this Saturday, January 9th. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are also scheduled for back to back games, following the Cowboys 24-0 campaign yesterday afternoon to claim the NFC East title.
The New England Patriots will next play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday at Gillette stadium for their opening post-season contest. The fourth and final matchup next week will feature the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts will rest and look forward to the Divisional round two weeks from now. Check all week 17 NFL Results below.
Sunday, January 3, 2010Buffalo Bills 30, Indianapolis Colts 7 – The Bills dominated from both ends of the field as the league leading Colts packed it in to lose their second straight contest.
Cleveland Browns 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 17 – The 5-11 Browns finished the year strong, holding off the Jags to win their last four of five.
Chicago Bears 37, Detroit Lions 23 – Chicago came up with 17 bonus points in the fourth quarter to close out their season with pride.
San Francisco 49ers 28, St Louis Rams 6 – The 49ers scored all 28 points in the second half while holding the Rams to just two field goals.
Pittsburgh Steelers 30, Miami Dolphins 24 – Ben Roethlisberger led his team with 220 yards passing and three TD’s, but it wasn’t enough for the Super Bowl champs to advance this year.
Minnesota Vikings 44, New York Giants 7 – Brett Favre completed 25 passes for 316 yards and four TD’s.
Atlanta Falcons 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 – The Falcons scored 10 in the final block to post another successful winning season.
Carolina Panthers 23, New Orleans Saints 10 – RB Jonathan Stewart rushed for 125 yards and one TD from 16 total carries.
Houston Texans 34, New England Patriots 27 – Houston was able to rally past the Patriots but fell short of reaching any playoff goals.
Dallas Cowboys 24, Philadelphia Eagles 0 – Tony Romo hit his receivers with 24 passes for 311 yards and two TD’s.
Kansas City Chiefs 44, Denver Broncos 24 – Denver lost any chance to advance after surrendering 44 points to the 4-12 Chiefs.
Baltimore Ravens 21, Oakland Raiders 13 – Willis McGahee ran for three TD’s to help his squad claim the remaining playoff spot in the AFC.
Green Bay Packers 33, Arizona Cardinals 7 – The Packers posted 25 points in the first half while shutting down the Cardinals offense through the first three quarters.
San Diego Chargers 23, Washington Redskins 20 – Backup QB Billy Volek hit FB Mike Tolbert with a two-yard TD pass for the Chargers to earn their 11th straight victory.
Tennessee Titans 17, Seattle Seahawks 13 – Chris Johnson wrapped his season with 2,006 rushing yards and the winning TD, moving the Titans to a respectable 8-8 record.
New York Jets 37, Cincinnati Bengals 0 – The Bengals rested their starters as the Jets capitalized to live another day.
Week 16 clarified the fact that numerous teams can be looked to as major contenders heading into this year’s NFL post-season. The Indianapolis Colts showed their vulnerabilities against a New York Jets squad still trying to earn their playoff spot. After Indianapolis pulled QB Peyton Manning with other notable starters, the Jets took over with 26 second half points.
The New Orleans Saints suffered their second consecutive loss in overtime to the 3-12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals clinched their respective Divisions to solidify a first round home game for the playoffs. The Broncos, Texans, Ravens, Steelers and Jets are still fighting for the remaining two AFC slots with only one week to go. Week 16 scores are listed below.
Friday, December 25th, 2009San Diego Chargers 42, Tennessee Titans 17 – Philip Rivers completed 21 passes for 264 yards and 2 TD’s as the defense harnessed Chris Johnson and the high power Titans offense.
Sunday, December 27th, 2009Atlanta Falcons 31, Buffalo Bills 3 – Atlanta was able to score 14 in the third quarter while holding the Falcons to just 3 points all game.
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Kansas City Chiefs 10 – Carson Palmer drove his men downfield for one last TD in the fourth to stay atop the AFC North Division at 10-5.
Cleveland Browns 23, Oakland Raiders 9 – The 4-11 Browns scored 17 in the first half to notch their third straight victory.
Green Bay Packers 48, Seattle Seahawks 10 – Aaron Rodgers threw for 237 yards and 1 TD from just 12 total completions.
Houston Texans 27, Miami Dolphins 20 – Houston was able to score all of their points in the first two blocks and hold the Dolphins off from there to win by 7.
New England Patriots 35, Jacksonville Jaguars 7 – Tom Brady from 26 attempts completed 23 passes for 267 yards and 4 TD’s to help the Patriots clinch the AFC East Division.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20, New Orleans Saints 17 – Connor Barth sent in a 47 yard field goal to claim victory in OT against the heavily favored Saints.
Carolina Panthers 41, New York Giants 9 – Carolina posted 21 second quarter points en route to crushing the Giants by 32.
Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Baltimore Ravens 20 – The Steelers earned the go-ahead score with a fourth quarter field goal to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Arizona Cardinals 31, St Louis Rams 10 – Kurt Warner outdueled his former team with 24 passes completed for 313 yards and 2 TD’s.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Detroit Lions 6 – Frank Gore hit the 1,000 yard rushing mark as the 49ers continued on to handle the struggling Lions.
New York Jets 29, Indianapolis Colts 15 – The Jets took over in the third quarter when the Colts packed it in and benched their top players.
Philadelphia Eagles 30, Denver Broncos 30 – David Akers sent one through the uprights from 28 yards out with just 4 seconds remaining.
Dallas Cowboys 17, Washington Redskins 0 – The Cowboys defense shut out Redskins entirely as the offense collected 17 in total.
Monday, December 28th, 2009Chicago Bears 36, Minnesota Vikings 30 – Jay Cutler connected with Devin Aromashodu for the go-ahead OT score to give Chicago their sixth win of the season.
NFL fans had to wait for games to get interesting on Sunday following a series of Thanksgiving blow-outs. The first Thursday contest featured the Green Bay Packers steamrolling the Detroit Lions 34-12. The 4:15 game displayed the Dallas Cowboys dominating the Raiders 24-7. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the Turkey Day festivities by ending their recent four-game skid with a 26-6 victory over the New York Giants. With just five weeks remaining in the 2009-2010 NFL season, numerous squads have been able to map out what it will take for them down the stretch to solidify a playoff slot. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints rank on top with 11-0 records.
Thursday, November 26, 2009Green Bay Packers 34, Detroit Lions 12 – Aaron Rodgers led his 7-4 Packers with 2 TD’s and 348 yards from 28 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 24, Oakland Raiders 7 – The Cowboys scored 17 first half points while holding Oakland’s offense to 1 TD for the game.
Denver Broncos 26, New York Giants 6 – Denver’s defense really stepped up, holding Eli Manning and the Giants to just two FG’s in the third quarter.
Sunday, November 29th, 2009Atlanta Falcons 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 – Matt Ryan led his men down field with a 4th quarter TD to take this one by 3.
Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 14 – Terrell Owens made five completions for 96 yards and 1 TD.
Cincinnati Bengals 16, Cleveland Browns 7 – Cincinnati produced the majority of their points in the first half, adding a FG later in the third for good measure.
Seattle Seahawks 27, StLouis Rams 17 – RB Justin Forsett contributed with 130 yards and TD from 11 total carries.
New York Jets 17, Carolina Panthers 6 – Jake Delhomme couldn’t get anything going offensively, earning just 130 yards while throwing up four INT’s.
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Washington Redskins 24 – Donovan McNabb and LeSean McCoy helped rally their Eagles back with a late drive in the fourth to win by 3.
Indianapolis Colts 35, Houston Texans 27 – Houston kept up with the undefeated Colts until the fourth quarter when the defense let up three additional TD’s.
San Diego Chargers 43, Kansas City Chiefs 14 – San Diego came up with an impressive four TD’s in the first half and coasted from there.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 3 – QB David Garrard threw for 307 yards, despite not being able to find the end zone at all for his team.
Tennessee Titans 20, Arizona Cardinals 17 – The Titans have been on a roll lately, winning five in a row after starting the season 0-6.
Minnesota Vikings 36, Chicago Bears 10 – Brett Favre completed 32 passes for 392 yards and 3 TD’s.
Baltimore Ravens 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 17 – Baltimore took advantage of third-string QB Dennis Dixon in overtime with a key interception, eventually leading kicker Billy Cundiff to send one through the uprights for the final score.
Monday, November 30, 2009New Orleans Saints 38, New England Patriots 17 – Drew Brees threw for 371 yards and five TD’s as the Saints dominated the Patriots to stay undefeated.
Mark Sanchez tossed three of his four interceptions into the hands of Leigh Bodden as the New England Patriots cruised by the New York Jets 31-14 yesterday afternoon in Foxborough, MA. Tom Brady completed 28 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown. Wes Welker, who was sidelined during the Pats Week 2 loss against the Jets, dominated the secondary this time around with 15 receptions for 192 yards.
Welker has caught more than 80 passes in just eight games played. “We play those guys straight up but their one-two punch got the best of us,” said Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. “On one play, Welker did a triple move that was crazy, man. He’s great.”
The defense especially proved themselves unaffected by last week’s disappointing finish at Indianapolis. After New England put the majority of their points up on the Jets in the first half, the D remained consistent and pressured rookie Sanchez to keep handing the ball over. “We felt like we had something definitely to prove after last week,” said Brandon Meriweather. “We felt like somebody had to step up.”
The Patriots moved New York to third place in the AFC East standings behind the Miami Dolphins. Following their big win over the Carolina Panthers, the Dolphins are now 5-5 and two games behind New England. The Pats have their toughest challenge of the year ahead on Monday, November 30th against the 10-0 New Orleans Saints.
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