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NFL PLAYOFFS: A Rough Weekend for Number 1 Seeds

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments

So, I must admit, I didn’t watch very much of this past weekend’s National football League’s Playoff games, albeit the funniest thing I witnessed was that bizarre Hot-potato Touch Down scored by the Baltimore Ravens Cory Redding, as a bewildered Dan Dierdorf said; I think it’s a live ball… As Messer Dierdorf; a 6-time ProBowl selection was perplexed to why 22-combatants stood around not wanting to pick up the Pigskin, albeit Dierdorf had the benefit of slow motion replay to his advantage.

Thus, this 13-yard Touchdown score seemed like it was tipping the game towards Baltimore’s favour, as the Ravens led 21-7 at Halftime at a very quiet Heinz Field.

Thus imagine my surprise to discover that Big Ben and the Pittsburg Steelers rebounded to defeat Baltimore 31-24; CRAP!

Later I turned on the Telie to see how the ‘PAC was doing against the Falcons, whilst awaiting the start of the AMA Supercross event from Chase Field in Arizona via the SPEED channel… Watching Atlanta completely taking the air outta Green Bay’s bubble with an electrifying 102-yard Kickoff return after the Packers had just methodically marched down the field in the Georgia Dome… Yet it wasn’t to be, as apparently Green Bay manhandled the NFC’s No. 1-seed by taking the win with an Old fashioned whooping 48-21, in which Aaron Rogers threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth.

Sunday morning faired little better, tuning in to the Seahawks game Just-in-Time to see Seattle fall behind 14-0, before turning off the game in mild disappointment, when the Seahawks seemed to have dug themselves a giant hole by falling behind to the Chicago Bears 21-0 just prior to the first half’s two minute warning.

Yet apparently Mr. Excitement (Pete Carroll) worked his magic during halftime, eh? As I’m told the Seahawks made a game of it during the second half, albeit ultimately losing 35-24 to Chicago and debutant Playoff QB Jay Cutler, who threw four TD’s.

Meanwhile, with a rare sunshine break in the endless deluge of precipitation, Cabin-fever got the best of me and I went outside, never once turning on the day’s late game… So I was absolutely surprised whilst checking the days scores to discover that the NY Jets were ahead 21-11 in the fourth quarter; Aye Karumba! Hmm? Guess I’d better turn on the TV and see if New York really is gonna defeat Tom Brady’s New England Patriots…

Thus, I tuned-in to see New England attempting an Onside-kick, which had the distance but ended up in the hands of the wrong team as the Jets recovered the Pigskin, before Shawn Greene’s 16-yard TD-rumble put an exclamation point upon the Jets humbling 28-21 defeat of the AFC’s No. 1-seeded 14-2 Patriots. My-oh-My! How the mighty have fallen, as could two number six seeds wind-up in the Superbowl?

As now we’re down to four teams, as the (No. 6-seed) “CheeseHeads,” the Green Bay Packers mosey over to The Windy City to take on the second seed Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship Sunday at Soldier Field, 3PM ET on FOX.

Then the late game sees Rex “The Mouth” Ryan’s (No. 6-seed) NY Jets travel to Pittsburg to square off against the second seed Steelers for the AFC Championship at Heinz Field, Sunday night at 6:30PM ET on CBS…

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