That was special. 
Colin Kaepernick breaks the record for rushing yards in a playoff game (previously held by Michael Vick) by running for 181 yards. Oh and he tacked on 263 passing. Not bad for a playoff debut.

That was special. 

Colin Kaepernick breaks the record for rushing yards in a playoff game (previously held by Michael Vick) by running for 181 yards. Oh and he tacked on 263 passing. Not bad for a playoff debut.

Divisional Preview: Giants at Packers
@nhall - New York Giants
I’m so glad you wanted to take the Packers.  I’m all in on this Giants team. I think my favorite part of the playoffs thus far (besides Tebow knocking out the Steelers, duh) is New York allowing only 2 points last wek.  Yes, that high flying Falcons offense could not find the end zone against the Giants. What did I say last week? They are getting a tremendous amount of pressure by rushing only four guys. And on top of that the Green Bay offensive line is far from healthy. What they need to worry about is how the secondary will cover all of Green Bay’s receivers. It could get ugly but now if they keep constant pressure on Rodgers.  The best secondary could be a good pass rush. On the opposite side of the ball they just need Manning to keep doing what he is doing.  He hasn’t been turning the ball over and he’s been deadly in the fourth quarter. Yes, Eli Manning.  Deadly.  He could keep it up, who has this Packers defense stopped this year?  When was the last time Clay Matthews made a play?  I’m trying to remember.  I’m not hating on the Packers, it’s impossible for to dislike this team but the Giants are exactly the type of team who can catch them. They’ve been here before going in as underdogs to Lambeau field. They thrive on this stuff.  I’m with JPP, a win is guaranteed.
@steven_lebron - Green Bay Packers
Does anyone still remember Aaron Rodgers? What with the past few weeks of Drew Brees and his own back-up Matt Flynn setting records. The pursuit of a perfect season ended in Kansas City, and it’s been weeks since Rodgers took the field. But let’s not forget the masterpiece he’s been orchestrating all year long. If Greg Jennings returns for this game, I see it getting out of control early in a blow out.

Divisional Preview: Giants at Packers

@nhall - New York Giants

I’m so glad you wanted to take the Packers.  I’m all in on this Giants team. I think my favorite part of the playoffs thus far (besides Tebow knocking out the Steelers, duh) is New York allowing only 2 points last wek.  Yes, that high flying Falcons offense could not find the end zone against the Giants. What did I say last week? They are getting a tremendous amount of pressure by rushing only four guys. And on top of that the Green Bay offensive line is far from healthy. What they need to worry about is how the secondary will cover all of Green Bay’s receivers. It could get ugly but now if they keep constant pressure on Rodgers.  The best secondary could be a good pass rush. On the opposite side of the ball they just need Manning to keep doing what he is doing.  He hasn’t been turning the ball over and he’s been deadly in the fourth quarter. Yes, Eli Manning.  Deadly.  He could keep it up, who has this Packers defense stopped this year?  When was the last time Clay Matthews made a play?  I’m trying to remember.  I’m not hating on the Packers, it’s impossible for to dislike this team but the Giants are exactly the type of team who can catch them. They’ve been here before going in as underdogs to Lambeau field. They thrive on this stuff.  I’m with JPP, a win is guaranteed.

@steven_lebron - Green Bay Packers

Does anyone still remember Aaron Rodgers? What with the past few weeks of Drew Brees and his own back-up Matt Flynn setting records. The pursuit of a perfect season ended in Kansas City, and it’s been weeks since Rodgers took the field. But let’s not forget the masterpiece he’s been orchestrating all year long. If Greg Jennings returns for this game, I see it getting out of control early in a blow out.


Divisional Preview: Broncos at Patriots
@steven_lebron - Denver Broncos
I don’t know what I’m watching anymore. I don’t know what I’m writing anymore. If we accept Tim Tebow as a competent passer in the league based on what we saw last week, than he should be able to find ways to exploit the Patriots’ secondary. Having played against each other just a month ago, I think the familiarity will help Denver on both sides of the ball. The Patriots have been here before, just last year, heavily favoured as the top seed against the New York Jets in another regular season rematch. And we all know what happened. This is going to be a closer game than most people think (the Patriots opened as 14 point favorites). In honor of Bart Scott: can’t wait!
@nhall - New England Patriots
I hate to be a Broncos downer but I think their time has run out. Great display last week but I don’t see another team sticking with and getting killed by a defensive scheme like that.  Heres how the Broncos can win, they control the ball and eat up time with the running game.  Now that could happen if New England doesn’t load up the line of scrimmage like Pittsburgh did. In fact that’s how the Broncos jumped out to an early lead in the first game.  But they can only sustain that for so long.  The Patriots have proved over the last couple weeks in the regular season that they don’t have any problem spotting the opponent 3 touchdowns in the first half of the game. With Tom Brady they can erase a deficit like that in no time. I agree that it will be close for a while but by the end New England will overpower this team. New England is just too good on offense. You don’t think Brady hears the talk of them losing the past two years at home? You don’t think Belichick is bringing that up to these players? A home playoff game for New England against the 8-8 Broncos. I can’t go against Brady and Belichick in January. Give me the Pats.

Divisional Preview: Broncos at Patriots

@steven_lebron - Denver Broncos

I don’t know what I’m watching anymore. I don’t know what I’m writing anymore. If we accept Tim Tebow as a competent passer in the league based on what we saw last week, than he should be able to find ways to exploit the Patriots’ secondary. Having played against each other just a month ago, I think the familiarity will help Denver on both sides of the ball. The Patriots have been here before, just last year, heavily favoured as the top seed against the New York Jets in another regular season rematch. And we all know what happened. This is going to be a closer game than most people think (the Patriots opened as 14 point favorites). In honor of Bart Scott: can’t wait!

@nhall - New England Patriots

I hate to be a Broncos downer but I think their time has run out. Great display last week but I don’t see another team sticking with and getting killed by a defensive scheme like that.  Heres how the Broncos can win, they control the ball and eat up time with the running game.  Now that could happen if New England doesn’t load up the line of scrimmage like Pittsburgh did. In fact that’s how the Broncos jumped out to an early lead in the first game.  But they can only sustain that for so long.  The Patriots have proved over the last couple weeks in the regular season that they don’t have any problem spotting the opponent 3 touchdowns in the first half of the game. With Tom Brady they can erase a deficit like that in no time. I agree that it will be close for a while but by the end New England will overpower this team. New England is just too good on offense. You don’t think Brady hears the talk of them losing the past two years at home? You don’t think Belichick is bringing that up to these players? A home playoff game for New England against the 8-8 Broncos. I can’t go against Brady and Belichick in January. Give me the Pats.

Divisional Preview: Saints at 49ers
@steven_lebron - New Orleans Saints
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that these two teams have contrasting styles. The 49ers were 7-1 at home this year, while the Saints were just a respectable 5-3 on the road. Take away their opening night loss at Lambeau Field, the remaining two road losses were puzzling: at Tampa Bay and at St. Louis. There are similar takeaways from both losses: the Saints rushed for a combined 126 yards in those two losses, and Drew Brees threw five interceptions. The 49ers have the formula to stop the Saints’ ground game and force turnovers. But is this the same New Orleans team that we saw two months ago? And just how far has San Francisco closed the gap on the elite teams in the NFC with their terrific year. I don’t think far enough to win this game. It will be a learning experience for Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith. Saints win in a close one.
@nhall - San Francisco 49ers
The Saints are a great team. It’s really hard to argue against them, but the Niners can play the schedule game too. Take away the overtime loss to a reality tv touchdown reception and the Niners are undefeated at home. The Saints have all kinds of weapons. Not only do they have the usual suspects at receiver but they added Sproles and Jimmy “And 1” Graham has stepped up in a major way. That said, the Niners can stop them.  First of all, the Niners will win the field position battle.  They arguable have the best special teams unit in the league - Andy Lee, David Akers, Tedd Ginn. But the x-factor is Jim Harbaugh. He is readying his soldiers for battle. These guys are going to be amped beyond belief to play this home game.  Patrick WIllis and NaVorro Bowman seem to be the worst possible matchup for Sproles. And what if Aldon Smith gets going? These Niners can win this game and if they do it’s because of the defense and the home grass. I see Alex Smith staying controlled and this New Orleans pass rush staying less than impressive.

Divisional Preview: Saints at 49ers

@steven_lebron - New Orleans Saints

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that these two teams have contrasting styles. The 49ers were 7-1 at home this year, while the Saints were just a respectable 5-3 on the road. Take away their opening night loss at Lambeau Field, the remaining two road losses were puzzling: at Tampa Bay and at St. Louis. There are similar takeaways from both losses: the Saints rushed for a combined 126 yards in those two losses, and Drew Brees threw five interceptions. The 49ers have the formula to stop the Saints’ ground game and force turnovers. But is this the same New Orleans team that we saw two months ago? And just how far has San Francisco closed the gap on the elite teams in the NFC with their terrific year. I don’t think far enough to win this game. It will be a learning experience for Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith. Saints win in a close one.

@nhall - San Francisco 49ers

The Saints are a great team. It’s really hard to argue against them, but the Niners can play the schedule game too. Take away the overtime loss to a reality tv touchdown reception and the Niners are undefeated at home. The Saints have all kinds of weapons. Not only do they have the usual suspects at receiver but they added Sproles and Jimmy “And 1” Graham has stepped up in a major way. That said, the Niners can stop them. First of all, the Niners will win the field position battle. They arguable have the best special teams unit in the league - Andy Lee, David Akers, Tedd Ginn. But the x-factor is Jim Harbaugh. He is readying his soldiers for battle. These guys are going to be amped beyond belief to play this home game. Patrick WIllis and NaVorro Bowman seem to be the worst possible matchup for Sproles. And what if Aldon Smith gets going? These Niners can win this game and if they do it’s because of the defense and the home grass. I see Alex Smith staying controlled and this New Orleans pass rush staying less than impressive.

The final touchdown that slammed the door on the Patriots season.  The New York Jets go bananas. Remember that Celtics Knicks game earlier in the year when Pierce hits that jumper. He runs around the court with his arms out, Nate Robinson bounces off his head, and KG starts bowing at mid court. That’s what this reminds me of.

This Jets team is a circus.

And there you have it.  The Patriots were outcoached and outplayed by the New York Jets.
I feel bad for all the Patriots fans who had spent the week worrying about which NFC team the Pats were going to face in the Super Bowl.
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

And there you have it.  The Patriots were outcoached and outplayed by the New York Jets.

I feel bad for all the Patriots fans who had spent the week worrying about which NFC team the Pats were going to face in the Super Bowl.

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

John Abraham mocks Aaron Rodger’s belt celebration.  He should know better than to tug on Superman’s cape.
Video Here.

John Abraham mocks Aaron Rodger’s belt celebration.  He should know better than to tug on Superman’s cape.

Video Here.

winstonwolfe:

Breaking: Wes Welker has been benched for start of game for joking about coach Rex Ryan’s foot fetish
(start of game meaning on offense, as Welker handles punt return duties after 1st Jets offensive series.)

winstonwolfe:

Breaking: Wes Welker has been benched for start of game for joking about coach Rex Ryan’s foot fetish

(start of game meaning on offense, as Welker handles punt return duties after 1st Jets offensive series.)

Today’s Game #2:
New York Jets vs New England Patriots
Will this be another blowout?
Which Mark Sanchez will show up?
Is Rex Ryan an evil genius?
Did all this diverting of attention away from the team help the Jets?
Which sideline will Brady point to?
What are the Vegas odds that Cromartie has another child born within the first half?
Will New England’s eight game win streak come to an end?
How much will New York miss Brad Smith?
Who ya got?!

Today’s Game #2:

  • New York Jets vs New England Patriots

Will this be another blowout?

Which Mark Sanchez will show up?

Is Rex Ryan an evil genius?

Did all this diverting of attention away from the team help the Jets?

Which sideline will Brady point to?

What are the Vegas odds that Cromartie has another child born within the first half?

Will New England’s eight game win streak come to an end?

How much will New York miss Brad Smith?

Who ya got?!

That bizarre and lucky touchdown from yesterday’s Ravens at Pittsburgh game.

Today’s Game #1:
Seattle Seahawks vs Chicago Bears
Will Seattle’s magical run end on the road without the 12th man?
How many picks do you think Jay Cutler will throw?
Will the Seahawks kick to Denver Hester?
Will the Bears kick to Leon Washington?
Does Lance Briggs make that much of a difference?
Will Marshawn go Beast Mode?
Who ya got?!

Today’s Game #1:

  • Seattle Seahawks vs Chicago Bears

Will Seattle’s magical run end on the road without the 12th man?

How many picks do you think Jay Cutler will throw?

Will the Seahawks kick to Denver Hester?

Will the Bears kick to Leon Washington?

Does Lance Briggs make that much of a difference?

Will Marshawn go Beast Mode?

Who ya got?!