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Championship week

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This week was the Championship games for both the NFC and AFC.

The games This week the Pittsburgh Steelers played against the New York Jets. The result: the Steelers won 24-19.

Next the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears: This rivalry has history. However, this time the Packers take the win over the Bears 21-14. This actually was a very interesting game. The Bears had put in their third string QB Caleb Hanie. And managed to catch the Bears up some, but not enough to win the NFC title.

Stats This will be the Steelers 7th time in the Superbowl.

Therefore, the NFC champions are Green Bay Packers and the NFC champions are the Pittsburgh Steelers.

And so in 3 weeks these two teams will meet in Dallas, Texas for Superbowl XLV.


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January 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Divisional playoff results

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This week was a week of surprises, as the two leaders of both divisions have been eliminated from the playoffs.


The games This week the Baltimore Ravens played against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They Steelers won 31-24. It really was unbelievable how the Steelers were able to make their come back in the second half. But anything can happen in the playoffs.


The next game was the green Bay Packers against the Atlanta Falcons, the NFL’s second leading team. The result, Green Bay wins 48-21. It was really surprising to see the Packers win, especially when they had to beat one of the top teams in the NFL. Hopefully they can continue their drive to Superbowl 45.


The Seattle Seahawks played against the Chicago Bears this week as well. Another rivalry that was sure to be a good game. But in the end the Bears won 35-24. It was amazing that the Seahawks beat last years champions in last weeks game but its still upsetting to see their streak coming to an end.


The final game this week was one that many will remember, New York Jets vs. the NFL’s leading team, the New England Patriots. In the regular season these two teams met twice, one resulted in the Jets winning 28-14; the second time they met resulted in the Patriots winning 45-3. The lose was so humiliating to the Jets that they had actually hoped to play them again in the playoffs to get them back for their last game together. The result, jets win 28-21.


Stats With the Jets beating the Patriots, the Jets became the only team that has beaten the Colts and the Patriots back-to-back. This week Tom Brady got sacked 5 times. In the game Tom Brady (#12) made his first interception in 330 throws and hasn’t thrown an interception since week 6.


Championship games This week is the final week before the Superbowl. This week will decide who is going and who is not.


NFC round

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears @ 3:00 on Sunday. They will be playing at Soldier Field in Chicago.



AFC round

New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers @ 6:30 on Sunday. They will be playing In Pittsburgh.

Divisional playoffs

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This week is the divisional part of the playoffs. These are the teams that will be playing this weekend.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
(AFC) on Saturday @ 4:30

Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons (NFC) on Saturday @ 8:00

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots (AFC) On Sunday @ 4:30

Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears (NFC) On Sunday @ 1:00


But only four more teams will make it to the championship game and eventually the Superbowl. It should be interesting to see who will make it this year and who won’t, considering last years two Superbowl teams were eliminated last week in the wild-card.

Colts vs. Jets Wild-card game

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The game The first quarter of the game was scoreless. The second quarter though, Manning made a throw to Pierre Garcon for a TD, the first of the night and the first scoring of the game. And with less then a minuet to go the Jets tried for a TD but was intercepted by Justin Tryon, and the Colts just run the time down.


Halftime; Colts are in the lead 7-0.


The third quarter though has the Jets getting a TD of their own tying the score 7-7. Then the Colts get a FG. Fourth quarter the Jets score again with a TD. But the Colts then take another FG making them only one point behind 14-13. With less then a minuet to go Adam Vinatieri makes a 51 yard FG putting the Colts ahead of the Jets 16-14. But with the help of the special team’s return, the Jets end up winning with a FG and no time left on the clock. Jets win 17-16. It was a sad loss for the Colts, now out of the playoffs and with such a close game as well.


The Jets will play next week against the New England Patriots. In the Regular season the Jets had played against the Patriots twice, winning one of the games and then losing the other so it will be interesting to see who wins this game.


Stats This week Peyton Manning threw his 400th TD pass. This season Jacob Tamme has had over 70 catches since game 7 of the regular season (Leads the NFL).


Other Playoff games Also this week the New Orleans Saints played against the Seattle Seahawks. And the Seahawks won 41-36.


In this last week, last years super bowl 44’s two teams have been eliminated out of the playoffs in the wild-card. It should be interesting to see who makes it to Super Bowl 45 this year and who will win it.

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January 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Colts vs titans: the results

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The results This week the Colts played against the Tennessee titans a lot was at stake because the Colts needed to win this game to be able to make the playoffs. And the Colts managed to pull out another win at home.

The game In the first quarter Colts get the first points of the game with a FG. After that, Tennessee kicker Rob Bironas tied the game with a little over two minuets left in the first quarter. In the second quarter Colts get another FG after not being able to get a TD.  Titans get another FG. Then right after the 2 minuet warning, Manning throws to Reggie Wayne for a 7 yard TD, the first of the game.

Halftime: Colt led the game 13-6

In the third quarter, titans get a 21 yard TD tying the game up again. But the Pierre Garcon gets a 30 yard TD, putting them in the lead once again. But the titans respond with another TD of their own. Score is now 20-20. Fourth quarter the Colts manage to sack Kerry Collins. With less than two minuets to go, the Colts fumbled the ball, now with the Titans close to winning the game, had a bad snap and lost the ball. Now with only 30 seconds to go, the Colts have to hurry to get in range for a FG. Adam Vinatieri scored the winning FG. Final score: 23-20

Stats This was the second time of the season the Colts beat the titans. The pass to Pierre Garcon was Manning’s 399th TD pass.

Playoffs The Colts are now in the 2010 season playoffs, and next week we will be playing against the New York Jets at home. Now we have to hope that the Colts can hang on to the spot they have right now.

Written by maddiedeckers

January 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm