2011 Fan Voices

The much-improved Houston Texans (11-7) battled toe-to-toe with the potentially Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens (13-4) for four full quarters, but came up just a hair short, as the Ravens prevailed 20-13 and advance to play the New England Patriots (14-3) on the road next Sunday at 3:00pm EST in the AFC Championship Game. However, it was far from a banner, dominate showing by Baltimore.  The Texans performed better in the running game.  Arian Foster chalked up 132 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown and five [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Do you love defense?  The third clash in the Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs features a bare-knuckles brawl between the Houston Texans (11-6) and Baltimore Ravens (12-4) in M&T Bank Stadium at 1:00pm EST on CBS. The parallels between these two teams in postseason play are almost unparalleled. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The rematch no one was anticipating is here!  The 9-8 AFC West Champs Denver Broncos, the #4 seed in the AFC, are on the road at Gillette Stadium to face the #1 AFC seed, the AFC East Champ New England Patriots today, January 14, 2012, in Foxbourough, MA.  In this divisional playoff, the winner goes to the AFC Championship.  Either the game will be in New England, or the stage will be set in Houston or Baltimore to continue what has been an improbable run for the Broncos. The Broncos are coming off an absolute thrilling OT Wild Card weekend victory against the 12-win Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver, capped after 11 seconds when Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas took a slant from QB Tim Tebow 80 yards to end the game 29-23.  The Patriots, [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Well, they did it again.  Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos (9-8) capped off the wildcard round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs with yet another wild and unreal fantastic finish, knocking off the Pittsburgh Steelers in remarkable overtime fashion to advance to the Divisional Round with a rematch scheduled against Tom Bradyand the top-seeded New England Patriots (13-3) on Saturday night at 8:30pm EST on CBS at [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
After finishing 14-2 in 2010 with the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs, the New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets 28-21 in the AFC Divisional.  Just like last year, the Patriots enter the 2011 NFL playoffs on an eight-game winning streak and with homefield advantage throughout the conference playoffs.  The Patriots seemed like a team playing in the preseason to prepare for their real season starting in January during the last half of their winning streak.  The Patriots went on the road to hold on against the inferior Washington Redskins 34-27, came back from a 16-7 deficit to defeat the Denver Broncos 41-23 on the road, came back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to sweep the Miami Dolphins 17-0, and came back from a 21-0 first quarter deficit to defeat the Buffalo Bills 49-21.  Of [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The 2012 NFL Playoffs have already been chock-full of surprises and the Divisional Round should feature much more of the same.  It all kicks into swing with Drew Brees and the high-flying New Orleans Saints (14-3)—fresh off scoring their third consecutive forty-five burger at the rejuvenated San Francisco 49ers (13-3) on Saturday at 4:30pm EST on FOX. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , ,
Romeo Crennel has his second head coaching position. The Kansas City Chiefs have their 12th head coach in franchise history. Whether the pairing works or not is to be seen in the near and perhaps distant future. However, both made the right choice in the current times. For Crennel, this move is a no-brainer. He gets a shot at redemption after ultimately failing in his first chance with the Cleveland Browns. The man has five Super Bowl rings and yet has so much to prove. All of those championships of course can via the assistant coach route. While the jewelry looks the same the feeling of accomplishment and place in history most certainly isn't. For the Chiefs, how could you go in another direction? The team has been a coaching carousel since the days of Marty Schottenheimer and [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
The NFL Wild-Card round showcased some great moments this weekend especially Sunday night with Tim Tebow and the Broncos pulling out an overtime victory. Tebow gets a lot of the credit in the 29-23 win because of his [...] Continue reading →
The Bills season in a nut shell was disappointing to say the least. After opening up the season with three straight wins, the Bills would go on to win only three more games the rest of the season ultimately finishing with a record of 6-10 and tied for last in their division with the Dolphins. High hopes were on their side early on in the season as Bills QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick was leading the league in quarterback rating, RB, Fred Jackson was leading the league in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage and the defense led by rookie Marcell Dareus was making an impact and stopping the likes of the Patriots and the Eagles. However, this momentum would change during the season as Fitzpatrick would ink a new deal and forget how to throw touchdowns and remember how to throw interceptions, Jackson [...] Continue reading → | , ,
     Even though he has had some "issues," in particular over the last couple of weeks, one can not deter the fact that WR Stevie Johnson is an instrumental part of the Bills offense and getting them back to the playoffs.  This is why Bills GM, Buddy Nix has begun new talks on a contract for the receivers services at least for the next couple of years. More important, the coaching staff and Johnson's teammates have expressed their strong desire to bring him back. Johnson has been the team's leading receiver in each of the past [...] Continue reading → | , , , ,
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