Rodney Harrison, the only player in NFL history to have more than 30 interceptions (34) and sacks (30.5) is calling it a career. During his 15 year career he was one of the most feared defensive backs; making the Pro Bowl twice and winning two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. Harrison’s physical play was as classified by “dirty” by many, but Harrison insists he was just trying to get the job done. “People have called me a dirty player,” Harrison said to ESPN. “I’m a very passionate player. I also understand that this is not volleyball. This is a very violent, physical game, and if you hit someone in the mouth, they’re not going to be your friend.”
Harrison will join Tony Dungy as part of NBC’s NFL broadcast staff.
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The first round of the NFL Playoffs are over, and the divisional round match-ups are set.
Saturday, January 3rd
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
The slumping Cardinals beat the surging Falcons to move to the divisional round for only the second time in a decade.
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17 (OT)
Peyton Manning and the Colts have been knocked off in the first round of the playoffs for the sixth time in their last eight appearances.
Sunday January 4th
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Chad Pennington threw four interceptions right to the solid Baltimore defense. The Ravens even managed to block the PAT on Miami’s only touchdown.
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
Brian Westbrook’s highlight-reel 71 yard reception put the Eagles out of reach.
Divisional Week Matchups
Saturday January 10th
4:30pm – Baltimore at Tennessee8:15pm – Arizona at Carolina
Sunday January 11th
1:00pm – Philadelphia at Giants4:45pm – San Diego at PittsburghNFL Playoff Tickets are available now!
The Patriots’ drive for perfection is still on. With one playoff game down and a perfect 16-0 regular season, the Patriots are just two victories away from the perfect 19-0 season. On Sunday 1/20/08 the San Diego Chargers will represent the next obstacle in their way. (more)