Playoff losses hurt because they end your season. The ones that jeopardize the following season hurt more. Robert Griffin III looked like a pegleg pirate in the first half of Redskins loss to the Seattle Seahawks. So the fact that Griffin's knee, brace or no brace, collapsed in the second half surprised no one, not even coach Mike Shanahan. The wildcard games turned out as I had anticipated. Going into wildcard weekend, the Packers seemed the only team poised for a run. That stands. Seattle and Houston are decent teams. But the former's offense isn't very dynamic and the latter peaked at the wrong time of the season. I'll be in attendence this weekend in Foxboro to see whether that latter hypothesis is correct or not.
Is Shanihan a f'ing dope or what??! Not only a franchise player but clearly one of the NFL's most important properties and what was clear to the most casual observer in the first quarter apparently evaded the coach.
No surprises for sure. Bone headed plays of the day have to go to the Bengals / Texans tilt. How many third downs do you have blow before you figure out you need to get the first instead of chucking the ball downfield on the bomb? Both teams in-impressive. Bodes well for the Brady bunch.
Supposed to be in the 50's in Foxboro on Sunday. Not bad for mid January.