Dec 31, (AP/ABC7) The day after the NFL regular season ended turned out to be one of the busiest for teams looking to go in a different direction. 3 days ago New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the NFL needs to expand its game- day rosters, a move that NFL Network analyst David Carr said. Sep 5, Meet Greater Cincinnati high school alumni on NFL rosters - including (Photo: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports) . Undrafted in
The Chiefs suffered their first loss at homewhile the Giants earned their first win on the road.
Jay Cutler led a point comeback to knock off the defending NFC champs at thei Or at least we think we are. Which emerging trends have staying power? Which hot takes are nothing but hot air? Let's take a look at some prominent subplots and Certain players and teams have emerged as enticing storylines. Which ones have staying power? Which legitimately merit your attention?
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It's not too late to get behind subplots y The first two weeks of the NFL campaign left something to be desired, so we were due. But what a payoff!
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After a wild Sunday chock-full of curveballs and Early cause for concern? Well, that depends on the particular situation.
Below, I've rounded up nine high-profile subplots that have come to the fore in the Consider the bigger picture September 18, There has been some pretty poor quarterback play in the NFL to start the season. And with this league's pressure and parity, winds of change are already in the air just a few weeks into the campaign.
The Houston Texans have a new quarterback. Aaron Rodgers got it done when it mattered the most. The Bills are in first place.
And Chuck Pagano's Colts got beat up so badly the head coach forgot who they were playing. You gotta love sports. Los Angeles Rams need to PAY this man September 05, If you tried to pitch a script detailing how the Los Angeles Rams have dealt with star defensive tackle Aaron Donald, even Hollywood wouldn't bite on such a storyline in its backyard.
Of course the Rams should pay Aaron Don When a normal NFL team loses its top wide receiver for the season in August, football fans understandably question the aerial attack's viability.
When a normal NFL team aims to address a pass-ru Which teams are lost? Vince Wilforkwho generated 3. Defensive End Mark Anderson was also a major force on the line, earning 10 sacks and two forced fumbles of his own. Behind them, Rob Ninkovich excelled at linebacker, gaining 74 tackles, 6.
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In the secondary, cornerback Kyle Arrington had a breakout season. After recording just one interception in his first three years, Arrington picked off 7 passes in to lead the NFL in that category, while also making 88 tackles. Linebacker Jerod Mayo led the team in tackles with Belichick tied Tom Landry for second most appearances as a head coach in the Super Bowl, behind only Don Shula 's six. Season and playoffs[ edit ] Main article: The Giants defeated the No."MORE NFL" — A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL
Eli Manning threw for yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions, while the Giants defense shut down the Falcons, the only Atlanta points coming from a safety given up by Manning's intentional grounding penalty in his end zone. The Giants then moved on to face the No. The Giants never trailed in the game, winning 37— One of the key plays in the game was a Hail Mary pass by Manning to Hakeem Nicksgiving New York a 20—10 lead at the end of the first half.
As they did to MVP Tom Brady the Patriots' record-breaking offensethe Giants generated significant pressure on Packers quarterback and season MVP Aaron Rodgerssacking him four times and disrupting his talented receiving corps.
This was the first time in NFL history a 15—1 team failed to make it past the divisional round in the playoffs.
The Giants then faced the No. After a series of defensive standoffs in the fourth quarter, the game went into overtime.
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Both teams continued to struggle on offense, until New York linebacker Jacquian Williams stripped the ball from San Francisco wide receiver Kyle Williams after a punt return.
The Giants recovered the ball at the 49ers yard line, setting up a yard field goal attempt by Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes.
Unlike Cundiff earlier that day, Tynes' kick was successful, giving the Giants a 20—17 victory. In the divisional round, the Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 45— The Patriots dominated the game throughout, setting new franchise postseason records for total yardspoints 45and margin of victory Tom Brady completed 18 of 25 passes for yards and a postseason record five touchdowns in the first half.
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The Patriots defense had a breakout performance: Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was held to just 9 of 26 completions and was sacked five times. Brady was out-dueled by Ravens quarterback Joe Flaccowho threw for more yards and touchdowns on the same number of completions and attempts. Nevertheless, New England managed to take a 23—20 lead in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Brady. But the Patriots managed to hold them there, with cornerback Sterling Moore breaking up two consecutive Ravens pass attempts in the red zone, including one in the end zone.
Facing fourth down, Baltimore attempted a yard field goal by kicker Billy Cundiff that would tie the game and possibly bring it to overtime. Cundiff missed the kick wide left, allowing the Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl pre-game notes[ edit ] The Patriots, as the designated home team, had a choice of wearing their home navy blue jerseys or their white away jerseys. Briefly, there was speculation that the Patriots might wear the white away jerseys in order to switch the jerseys from Super Bowl XLIIwhere the Patriots wore dark blue and the Giants wore white.