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Divisional Round Schedule and Personal Picks

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Eight teams remain after round one of the playoffs, as four teams were eliminated this week, the winning four will now move on to play against the teams who earned a first round bye in the Divisional Round.

The Indianapolis Colts will travel to Boston to play against the second seeded New England Patriots, after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 45-44, on Saturday January 11th 8:15. My picks for this game will have to be the Colts. Throughout the playoffs the Colts have been and will be the underdog. Yes they make mistakes, but they also have to ability to correct them. It will be close, it might look impossible, but I am sticking with the Colts to win.

After beating the Cinncinnati Bengals 27-10, the San Diego Chargers will travel back to Denver to play against the number one seed Broncos, Sunday January 12th at 4:30. My pick for this game would have to be the Broncos due to the fact that they’re coming off a bye week, plus are getting Wes Welker back as well. And they have Peyton Manning, that also helps.


After winning their first ever on the road playoff game against the Philidelphia Eagles 26-24, the New Orleans Saints will go to play against the number one seeded Seattle Seahawks Saturday January 11th at 4:35. My pick, Seahawks. The Seahawks are at home, with the loudest crowd in the NFL, (formerly held by Saints fans) and despite the fact that the Saints won a playoff road game once, I’m not holding my breath for two in a row.

And lastly the 49ers will advance after beating the Green Bay Packers for the third time in a row, 23-20. They will travel to play a rematch game against the second seeded Carolina Panthers, Sunday January 12th at 1.00. Pick, 49ers. Carolina is good, but at the moment they are not as good as the 49ers. When they beat the 49ers earlier this season, they were beating a team not at their best. The 49ers are at their best.


Giants 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Champions

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Last night the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, 21 – 17.

This was a long awaited rematch for the Patriots after the 2007 Super Bowl where the Giants won and took the Super Bowl title.
The Patriots got to a rocky start when Tom Brady got called for intentional grounding while he was in the endzone, which resulted in a safety, and put the Giants up 2 – 0. That was the first play for the Patriots. Afterwards it all seemed to go well for the Giants when Eli Manning threw a TD pass  to Victor Cruz ­– 8 – 0.

The first quarter belonged to the Giants, but the Patriots made their comeback in the second quarter with a field goal along with a Brady to Danny Woodhead TD.
At half-time the score was 10-9 with the Patriots only one point ahead.

The third quarter started off with a Patriots TD pass to Aaron Hernandez. And the Giants only scored 2 field goals.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter the Giants were down 17-15, and the score remained that way until there were 2 minutes left in the game. The Giants got the ball back and made their way down the field. With one minute left, Ahmad Bradshaw ran for a TD that made the score 21-17, Giants on top.

That left the Patriots with :57 seconds to travel 80 yards downfield and score a touchdown. Brady’s first 3 pass attempts went incomplete, but they got a first down on their fourth attempt.

With only 2 seconds on the clock, Brady threw one last Hail Mary pass all the way to the endzone where ten or more players waited to catch the ball. The ball fell incomplete, and that was the end of the game. The New York Giants won, 21 – 17, and are now the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI World Champions.

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February 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

2011 Pro Bowl Results and players

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This week was the 2011 pro bowl.


The NFC and the AFC’s best players go head-to-head for one final game.


The starting QB’s for the NFC were


Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles)

Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)


The starting QB’s for the AFC were

Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers)

Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts)

Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs)


Player’s numbers for the AFC.

Tennessee Titans:

93, 33, 26, 28, 83.

Indianapolis Colts:

98, 63, 18.

Baltimore Ravens:

93, 52, 92, 55, 7.

New England Patriots:

75, 31, 32, 70, 83, 72, 51.

Miami Dolphins:

91, 94, 92.

New York Jets

24, 60.

Houston Texans,

23, 44.

Denver Broncos

84, 24.

Jacksonville Jaguars

89, 24.

San Diego Chargers

68, 95, 17.

Cleveland Browns

73, 55.

Kansas City Chiefs

25, 82, 54, 29, 7.

Oakland Raiders

80, 9.

Buffalo Bills



Player’s number’s for the NFC

Chicago Bears

90, 23.

Atlanta Falcons

33, 34, 84, 77, 55, 20, 88, 14, 2.

Dallas Cowboys

82, 65, 93, 52, 19, 90, 94, 1.

Detroit lions


New Orleans Saints

73, 51, 77, 41, 9.

New York Giants

76, 26, 91, 51.

Carolina Panthers

69, 11, 24, 67, 52.

San Francisco 49ers


Washington Redskins

98, 23, 59.

Minnesota Vikings

28, 56, 26.

St. Louis Rams


Arizona Cardinals

11, 90, 24.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Philadelphia Eagles

2, 7.


In the end, the NFC takes the win over the AFC 55-41. However, it was fun to watch the top NFL players play for one last time before next season..


Next week will be Super bowl 45 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers playing in Dallas, Texas.

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.