Recap of the Divisional Playoffs

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Winning On One Leg

Was there any doubt that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wasn’t going to return to the game on one leg? No. In fact it didn’t seem necessary that he return with backup QB Chad Henne who led the Chiefs on a 93-yard touchdown drive that put them up by 10 in the second quarter. Of course we all know what Mahomes brings to the offense and he was forced to be measured in the second half. No scrambling and quick passes, but also a steady dose of rushes propelled them over Jacksonville. Going forward they will have to protect Mahomes from the pass rush and also himself if they want another trip to the Super Bowl.

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Recap of Wild Card Weekend

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One Down

This is becoming a well oiled machine. 49ers QB Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards and 3 touchdown passes in his first playoff start against the Seattle Seahawks. RB Christian McCaffrey ran for 119 yards with a receiving touchdown and WR Deebo Samuel had 133 receiving yards and a touchdown catch. The defense forced two turnovers in the second half and nearly shutout Seattle in the second half giving up a touchdown in garbage time. This was the third time facing their division rival and the 49ers swept them in impressive fashion. It’ll be interesting if this continues.

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Week 17 Review of the NFL

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It’s Been A While

The New York Giants took care of business and punched their ticket to the playoffs. They haven’t had a playoff appearance since 2016. There have been numerous failures along the way with Ben McAdoo, Pat Shurmur and Joe Judge being their head coaches for only two seasons each. In McAdoo’s case he didn’t finish his second season. Now with Brian Daboll as their head coach, there seems to be some semblance of balance. The defense has been good and the offense is impressive, but not amongst the most dynamic. That’s okay though as the results have the Giants in the playoffs. It will be good to see RB Saquon Barkley see some action in January.

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Week 16 Review of the NFL

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8 In A Row

They boast the best defense in the league this season, but they’ve had three different quarterbacks start a game for them this year. Usually that’s a bad sign, but not for the San Francisco 49ers. They are currently in the midst of an 8-game winning streak and with the Las Vegas Raiders and the Arizona Cardinals as their last two opponents it could be a 10-game winning streak. Their current quarterback Brock Purdy is passing every test opposing teams have thrown at him so far. There will be more no doubt as they approach the playoffs. For now just marvel at how this is being done and wonder why it doesn’t happen more often.

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Week 14 Review of the NFL

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Can They Shock The Football World?

There is a possibility that the Jacksonville Jaguars could be in the playoffs by winning their division. It’s no secret that the AFC South has been awful this year. With the Jaguars dominating win against Tennessee this past week, they are in position to clinch the division title. This doesn’t mean that the Jaguars are going to win the rest of their games. They play host to the Dallas Cowboys and play the Jets in New York. But they also play the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans for their last two games of the season. If the Jaguars do shock the football world, you heard it here first.

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