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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.

AFC:
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.

NFC:

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.

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Colts beat Chiefs in Wild Card Round

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This week the Indianapolis Colts played against the Kansas City Chiefs at home to start off the Wild Card weekend. With a full house, Colts fans were ready for a second win over the Chiefs, and the first win of the playoffs.

The game started out with both teams scoring on opening drives. But for Kansas it seemed like it was going to be a long game as star running back Jamaal Charles was taken out of the game early on with a concussion. He would not return for the rest of the game.

But the Chiefs were not detered and went on ahead and outscore the Colts 31-10 at halftime. The start of the second half did not go very well for the Colts as the first pass from Andrew Luck ended up as an interception which led to a Chiefs Touch Down 38-10 By now everyone was starting to doubt the Colts, thinking the game is over. But the Colts rally back and get a TD of their own followed by a Robert Mathis signature strip/sack recovered by Indy.

With the Colts down 38-24 the Chiefs get a field goal of their own after an T.Y. Hilton could not hold onto the ball and another interception was caused. But the Colts come right back and score again, and trail by ten.

One of the most memorable plays of the entire game was when Luck passed the ball off to Donald Brown for a TD, but Brown fumbled the ball. Luck then picked up the ball and dove for the TD. After a field goal from the Chiefs the Colts take the lead for the first time in the game with a Hilton TD. 45-44.

Now all the Colts had to do was hold off the Chiefs for a little over 4 minutes. After a failed 4th down the Colts finish the game in a victory formation, and win 45-44. This marks the NFL’s second largest comeback. Ever. The first made by, guess who, Peyton Manning.

After the Cincinnati Bengals lost at home to the San Diego Chargers the Colts will now travel to play against the New England Patriots for the first time since the 2012 regular season. This game will be on Saturday January 11th at 8:15 pm.

Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty in Exciting Home Closer

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the New York Liberty in an ‘edge of your seat” home ending game. Despite being behind for the majority of the game the Fever pulled off a come back win 66-63. This was also a big night for the Fever, as star player Katie Douglas was back after being gone for all but one game this season due to an injury.

The game started with a quick foul on the Fever’s side and the Liberty getting the first points with a free throw 1-0. With the help of a Douglas 3-pointer, the Fever took the lead 5-3. The Fever ended up with a few early fouls which caused the game to tie at 7 afterwards the game went back and forth with the Fever ending up on top at the end of the first quarter 17-16.

Throughout the game the Fever had trouble with with completing their baskets which gave the Liberty the chance to take advantage and pull ahead 24-19. With Tamika Catchings’ help the Fever got within a couple of points of the lead 26-24 (Liberty). As the Fever struggled with the Liberty intercepting their passes, the Liberty led at halftime 38-32.

After the halftime break the Fever seemed to get into a better, steadier rhythm, drawing fouls and making shots, soon they took the lead 48-44. All through the season the Fever have had their ups and downs with rebounds, last night there was definitely room for improvement. The Liberty led at the end of the third 51-50 after a last second foul and a free throw.

The Fever fought to take the lead after missing some of their lay ups but still making it dificult for the Liberty to score. Finally the Fever push past the Liberty 57-55. The Fever seemed to struggled a lot, they played as if they were tired, but despite that they played Fever worthy defense with fouling out Kelsey Bone and making the Liberty get a shot clock violation. The Fever held on to their lead and won 66-63. It was a game worthy of being the season home closer.

The Fever’s final game of the regular season is on Sunday September 15th @ 1:00 pm, against the Connecticut Sun in Connecticut.
Playoffs start September 19th.

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September 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics Results and Recap

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the Washington Mystics, who kept the Fever on their toes the entire game. Throughout the game the Fever continuously rested Tamika Catchings due to the fact that Catchings was selected as a starter for the All-star team, congratulations Tamika!

The game started off rocky for the Fever who were not able to take a good lead in the first quarter, but held off the Mystics from getting to much of a lead. This was the first game this season that I got to watch Erin Philips play live, and oh how I’ve missed her. In the last seconds of the first quarter Philips shot a 3-pointer to lift the Fever up to only a one point deficit. Fever trail by one 19-18 at the end of the first.

As the second quarter progressed the Fever continued to fight for the lead, but neither team was able to get a leg up on the other team. Both teams had very good defense due to the fact that the score was relatively low, and the Fever led at halftime 32-31.

When the third quarter began the Fever started to lose their momentum and the Mystics took a ten point lead. At a scary point of the game, Shavonte Zellous took a hard hit and was out for the third quarter due to a bruised thigh. During this time the Fever struggled to consistently make baskets of any kind. However the Fever continued to battle back, but still the Mystics had the lead at the end of the third 62-55.

The beginning of the fourth quarter was an interesting one as the Fever fought to gain the lead, one incident caused Coach Lin Dunn and Tamika Catchings to each get a technical foul. This seemed to be the beginning of a very good thing, as everyone in attendance of the game came to life and got very very loud and involved. Then with three minutes to go Kia Vaughn of the Washington Mystics fouled out, and the Fever tied the game at 66. Afterwards the Fever kept the Mystics at bay and continued to make their shots, as the fans continued to do their job and cheered the Fever on. And the Fever win 77-70!

Some more good news for the Fever, Jeanette Pohlen is expected to fully return after the All-Star break. After injuring her knee last year during the finals Pohlen has yet to play this year. Looking forward to having her back as well.

 

The next Fever game will be Sunday July 21st in Washington against the Mystics for the second time in three days.

The next Fever HOME game will be on Tuesday July 23rd against the New York Liberty.

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July 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat Game 2: Results

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Last night the Indiana Pacers played in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. The Heat led the series 1-0 after a last second shot by Lebron James in OT on Wednesday. But the Pacers pulled together after the painful loss and beat the Heat 97-93.

In Game 1 neither the Heat nor the Pacers controlled the game and it was always close but the Pacers quickly took the lead in this game 24-12 within the first quarter. The Pacers worked better together in this game and their defense had them in control of the ball more often. The Pacers were on top at the end of the first quarter 28-22.

Lebron James 12 out of the 14 points that the Heat got in the second quarter, but also had to sit on the bench for a good part of the second. With the time closing in on the half the Heat make one more attempt at taking the lead but are not able to manage it and the Pacers lead at the half 57-47.

After the half the teams continued to play as they had in the first half, but things started to pick up in the fourth quarter. With six minutes left in the game the Heat when on a scoring spree and caught up with the Pacers. With three minutes left the Pacers got three personal fouls and two technical fouls. Now the game is tied at 88. The teams go back and forth with tying the game, but eventually the Pacers take the lead after George Hill scored three out of his three free-throws. And after stealing the ball twice in a row from Lebron James, the Pacers win 97-93.

Game 3 will be in Indiana at Bankers Life Field house Sunday May 26th, at 8:30 where the Pacers will try and take the lead in the series.

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May 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Week 15 recap

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Week 15 is over and two more teams have clinched a division title, the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and the Denver Broncos have clinched a division title so far for the AFC, and the Baltimore Ravens have gotten a playoff spot as well. In the NFC the Atlanta Falcons and the Green bay Packers have also been given a division title of their own, and the San Fransisco 49ers have gotten themselves a playoff spot as well.

The Indianapolis Colts played against the number one team in the AFC, the Houston Texans. Now this was a very difficult game and though Colts fans had hope that the Colts would win the game, alas it was not to be as the Texans won 29-17 despite the Colts efforts. The Minnesota Vikings played against the St. Louis Rams and with the help of Adrian Peterson they won 36-22.

Surprising wins:

  • Though the win was not very surprising the end score was, the Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Giants 34-0. I would have at least expected the Giants to put up some sort of fight, but then again they were without their best runner.
  • The New Orleans Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccanears 41-0. This came as a surprise because the Saints were not doing very well and them they come out here and shut out the Bucs.
  • The San Fransisco 49ers beat the New England Patriots 41-34. The 49ers seemed to have controlled the game from the start, and even led the game 31-3 at one point.

So far 12 teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, but the three of the rookie QB s have a chance at going into the playoffs, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins, and Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. These rookies have shown that they can not only throw, but run when needed. They have surprised and surpassed peoples expectations for them.

This year the fight to the Superbowl is going to be one of the hardest ones and anyone of these teams could win.

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December 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Fever vs. Lynx Game 2 of the WNBA Finals: Results

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Last night the Indiana Fever played against the Minnesota Lynx in game 2 of the WNBA Finals in Minnesota. The Fever lead the series (best of 5) 1-0. This is the last game in Minnesota unless a game 5 is required.

Tamika Catchings got the first points of the game but it took them 1:30 to get it. The Lynx were quick to get the lead 6-4 and the game went back and forth between the two teams. In the first half both of the teams were having trouble with their shooting, but despite that the Fever got on top for the first half 18-11.

In the second quarter the Fever picked up their shooting and got a 10-point lead on the Lynx 23-13. The game was turned out to be a very rough game many players ended up on the floor from either a shove or a trip, Jeanette Pohlen injured her left knee and was not able to play for the rest of the game. It was a very physical game and Lynx player Lindsay Whalen got in early foul trouble with 3 fouls before the half. As rough as this game was the Lynx caught up and the Fever start to have trouble holding them off. But the Fever prevailed and barely stayed on top at the end of the half 33-31.

After the break the Lynx took their first lead (36-35) since back in the first quarter (9-8). But the Fever were quick to come back and they tied the game at 44. Then the game goes back and forth between the teams. The Lynx are soon in foul trouble and some of their star players have 3 fouls. A technical foul was called on the Lynx’s coach Cheryl Reeve after she ripped off her jacket and yelled at the refs, soon afterwards Whalen got called for a technical as well. But that just seemed to encourage the Lynx to play harder and they did as well as took the lead at the end of the third 60-55.

Things just went downhill from there for the Fever as they did not score for 4:30, and Pohlen out for the rest of the game and Katie Douglas at home because of a sprained ankle, they were lacking some people who could throw the 3-pointers that they really needed. During that time the Lynx took a 14-point lead 73-59 and didn’t look back. The Fever were unable to overcome the Lynx in the end, and the Fever lose 83-71.

Game 3 will be in Indiana on Friday October 19th @ 8:00. It will also be aired on ESPN2. With the series tied at 1-1 both teams need 2 more wins in order to win the WNBA Finals.

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October 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm