Elite Youth Ray Rice Jersey The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers in one of the wildest playoff games ever to advance to the NFC Championship, 26-20. The game featured an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary to send the game to overtime, but the Cardinals punched right back with big plays by Larry Fitzgerald to win.
Earlier in the day, the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs to advance to their fifth straight AFC Championship game for a chance to go to a second straight Super Bowl. The Chiefs scored a touchdown late to make the score look closer than the game itself, 27-20. With Julian Edelman back, the Patriots’ offense looked like its old self.
Needless to say, Washington went three-and-out on that drive after the big loss on third down. I’m not sure anybody paid it a second thought since the announcers never bothered to show just how open Jackson was on that play almost right from the snap. I get on bad announcers a lot these days, and after seeing Jackson streaking down the field all by himself on the all-22, I just can’t understand why they wouldn’t have let the home audience see that in real time. Even on the TV copy, if you know that both safeties bit on the play-action fake, you can tell that Jackson is going to be wide open. But somehow it kind of slipped under the radar and the game just went on.
On paper you might not even know whether Peppers was on the field for that play. But the film gives you the truth plus all the context in the world. It’s hard not to wonder if that game has a different ending if Washington gets out to a 12-0 lead on the strength of Kirk “YOU LIKE THAT?!” Cousins hitting DJax deep for a touchdown. Hell, maybe folks would have even forgive Jackson for that earlier mistake on the touchdown that wasn’t.
Peppers’ pressure made sure that non of that ever happened and the Packers were able to bounce back from their poor start to win and advance to the next round.
Limited Dwayne Harris Jersey Even if they failed on third down, they could’ve at least cut the Chiefs’ lead to 10 right before halftime. That could’ve been huge seeing as how the Texans were getting the ball to start the second half. The one thing he could not do in that situation was throw it to the other team.