hardly knew ye.
In each conference, the bye led only to “bye!”
Now what, Packers. You’ve won 13 regular season games for three straight years and have not even a Super Bowl appearance to show for it. Your star quarterback now has plenty of time to “do his own research” about where or even whether he’ll play in 2022.
Your special teams are a travesty. You got a FG blocked. You got a punt blocked for a touchdown. You gave up a 45-yard kick return. And, as Robby Gould kicked the Niners into the NFC Championship Game, only ten guys in green shirts witnessed it from between the sidelines.
There is no more Lambeau Frozen Tundra Mystique. The truth is the Cali boys operated better in the deep-freeze than you did. You scored three points on your final nine possessions. You gave up five sacks. You lost a fumble.
The Niners out-toughed you, just as they out-toughed the Cowboys six days earlier.
Hold on, Tennessee Titans. You didn’t think I forgot about you, did you? I guess we shoulda had this one figured out when Tannehill threw a pick on the Titans’ first play from scrimmage.
Vrabel, I like you. But what in the wide, wide, world of sports is going on with these brain-dead “analytics.” Don’t ever pass up a virtually certain chance to take the lead.
How was that point you rejected looking to you at 16-16?
As for going for it on fourth down, I had no problem with the decision. I had a major problem with the play call. All eleven Bengal defenders were locked in on King Henry. A boot or an outside toss would have been a gimme.
It’s hard to lose a game in which you sack the other team’s QB nine times. But the Titans found a way.
As a result, as Evan McPherson said right before he sealed it with his fourth field goal of the game, “Ahh, looks like we’re on our way to the AFC Championship.”
For the first time in 34 years.
The Bucs are out of offensive linemen. Rams win.
It’ll be a classic at Arrowhead. The key here is Arrowhead. Home team wins.