Well, the wild card weekend is done and what a weekend!
The Jets took down the Bengals Saturday 24-14. They had to wait for their opponent of next weekend, pending the outcome of today’s AFC contest between the Ravens and the Patriots. That one finished up with the Ravens swamping their rivals from New England 33-14.
That sends the Jets out to San Diego to play the Chargers and the Ravens to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. Should be a good pair of games.
The Cowboys continued their late season surge by handing the Eagles a second thrashing in two straight games, defeating them by a score of 34-14. They go to Minnesota next week to face the Vikings and I’m not sure who to pull for. As a forty-five year ‘Skins fan, the Cowboys are just natural antagonists. I’m not very fond of the Vikings either.
The Cardinal-Packers game today was a defensive nightmare for both teams as neither could seem to stop the other offense. The two teams rolled up forty-five points each in regulation and you just knew whichever team won the coin toss was going to win.
The Packers correctly picked tails and accepted the kick-off. On the third play, I believe, Rogers was stripped of the ball, inadvertently kicking it into the hands of a Cardinal lineman who waltzed into the end zone for the win.
After rolling up the most points in history in a playoff game, a defensive play won the day.
That sends the Cardinals into New Orleans next week to face the Saints. Expect a lot of fireworks.