If there was a sequence where the Falcons lost this game (in actuality it was every single drive after New England got the ball with 8:31 left in the third quarter, as the Patriots scored on every one of their remaining possessions—all five of them—while the Falcons couldn’t muster another point) it was the plays…
Although the Atlanta Falcons’ 44-21 blowout of the Green Bay Packers wasn’t competitive, Julio Jones kept it entertaining. The wide receiver racked up 180 yards with two touchdowns Sunday as he humiliated the Packers’ defense.
Bill Belichick, man of much pettiness and few words, had this to say about the New England Patriots’ 36-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers:
The New England Patriots are headed to yet another Super Bowl after giving the business to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chris Hogan hauled in his second touchdown of the game and the Patriots took a 17-6 lead over Pittsburgh in tonight’s AFC championship game thanks to this 34-yard flea-flicker touchdown that left the New England wide receiver looking, briefly, quite panicked.
We’ve arrived at another conference championship weekend featuring the Patriots. They still have Bill Belichick, and they still have Tawmmy Whatshisnuts, same as it ever was. And this year they’re packing the NFL’s best defense in terms of points per game allowed. As they prepare to host the Steelers and their…
There is a bar in Atlanta called Park Tavern that will be hosting a pep rally for Packers fans the day before the NFC championship game. The event is being put on by Packers Everywhere, a group that rents out bars and hosts events for Packers fans all across the country. A fanbase taking over a particular bar is…
Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are the household names powering the NFL’s highest-scoring and most efficient offense. But the Falcons wouldn’t be hosting the Packers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line without equally significant contributions from running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Atlanta really does…
I understand that playoff football brings out the emotions in all of us, but if a loss in the divisional round makes you do this to your TV:
Moments after Mason Crosby’s last-second field goal gave the Packers a 34-31 win over the Cowboys and a trip to the NFC championship game, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked about his season-saving completion to tight end Jared Cook. “It’s just kind of schoolyard at times, late in the game like that,” he said.
Chris Conley took a blow to the head from Steelers safety Sean Davis that left the Chiefs receiver dazed on the turf late in Kansas City’s playoff game tonight against Pittsburgh. In classic NFL concussion protocol fashion, Conley returned to the game after missing just one play:
The Chiefs-Steelers divisional round game this weekend has been pushed back from 1:05 p.m. EST to 8:20 p.m. EST, the normal time slot for Sunday night games, due to an incoming ice storm.
Enduring a Pittsburgh winter in the open stands as your beloved Dolphins get their doors blown off in the playoffs is unpleasant enough, but barfing on top of your uneaten stadium pizza is, well, the puke on top of the uneaten stadium pizza that was this fan’s day.
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson spent last night in the hospital, thanks to the wallop in the side that Giants CB Leon Hall gave him while he was juggling a pass. Nelson was taken into the locker room and ruled out shortly after, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy said it was possible that he’d still suit up for the…
In terms of forced explanations of why the New York Giants—and specifically Odell Beckham Jr.— are out of the playoffs, boat trips are tired. A hole in the wall that serves as a visual representation of the receiver’s struggles with self-control is officially in.
For most of a half, the Giants looked they were cruising.
Steelers assistant coach and former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter is in trouble with the law after being arrested outside a South Side Pittsburgh bar hours after his team’s playoff win over the Miami Dolphins, according to police.
Aaron Rodgers made up for an uneasy first half by finding Randall Cobb in the end zone to close out the first half against the Giants, giving Green Bay a 14-6 lead at the intermission.
Bud Dupree’s crushing, and penalized, hit on Matt Moore knocked the Dolphins quarterback out of the game for a play as Miami attempted to come back from a 20-3 deficit in Pittsburgh.
After Saturday’s top-notch, electrifying games, you are probably champing at the bit for more hot football action today. Fans of true underdogs got a real treat Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night was a checkdown-passing aficionado’s dream come true. I mean who could possibly look away after such performances?…