Wildcard Weekend

January 6, 2007

Saturday Games

Indianapolis Colts-23
Kansas City Chiefs-8

Peyton Manning and company managed to keep it together long enough today to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, with a final score of 23 to 8. Though Manning appeared to struggle early in the game, he hung in there to get the job done. The supper star Colt Q.B. ended up 30-of-38 for 268 yards for the day, throwing three interceptions, not completing a single deep pass, and was bailed out by his defense.

As far as the Chiefs are concerned, well they couldn’t get anything going on either side of the ball. Kansas City’s initial first down came with 3:34 remaining in the THIRD quarter. In fact, the Chiefs were held to just 126 yards of total offence (82-passing / 44 rushing).

I guess that pretty much sums it up.

Seattle Seahawks-21

The Dallas Cowboys were down by 1 late in the 4th quarter, with a minute and change left on the clock when field goal kicker Martin Gramatica took the field to make a 19 yard chip shot. Well it sounded like a good plan anyway.

Tony Romo bobbled the ball on the field-goal try with just 1:19 left on the clock, which led to a scramble that ended 2 yards shy of the end zone and a yard short of a first down, allowing the Seahawks to hang on to a 21-20 victory over the Cowboys Saturday night.

I’d hate to be the guy that got stuck sitting next to Big Tuna on the flight back to Big-D.

New England Patriots-37
New York Jets-16

Tom Brady and crew kept the ball moving in right direction throughout the whole game, beating Bill Belichick’s, New York Jets, 37 to 16 on Sunday. Brady hit Daniel Graham, Kevin Faulk for touchdown passes, Corey Dillon ran one in, Stephen Gostkowski booted 3 balls through the uprights, and defensive corner back, Asante Samuel, put the icing on the cake with a 36-yard interception return for a TD with 4:54 left on the clock as Bill Belichick’s three-time Super Bowl champs beat the New York Jets 37-16 on Sunday.

(New England will play at San Diego next Sunday.)
Philadelphia Eagles-23
New York Giants-20

Eagles kicker David Akers booted a 38-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 23-20 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night. Jeff Garcia threw for 153 yards, one touchdown and played just hard enough win his sixth game in seven starts.

After a week 11 knee injury shelved Donovan McNabb for the rest of the season not many people gave the Eagles a chance at making it to the playoffs, but Philadelphia has managed to win six straight games.

(The Eagles will play at New Orleans next Saturday night.)


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