NFL Divisional Playoff Sunday open thread

posted at 11:01 am on January 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday’s games brought a couple of big surprises, and one of the best playoff games in NFL history.  Baltimore fought and clawed its way to a double-OT win in Denver over the Broncos, but not without some questionable decisions by Denver head coach John Fox and a rookie mistake by Peyton Manning in the second OT.  In the second game, Colin Kaepernick made San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh look like a genius as the 49ers ran all over the Green Bay Packers.

After going 3-1 in the first weekend of the playoffs, I’m now back to .500 at 3-3.  Maybe I can improve my weekend score with these picks:

  • Seahawks at Falcons (1 pm ET, Fox) – Seattle won on the road last week against the Redskins, but they won’t have the same kind of opponent today.  Atlanta has had a week to rest, has no significant injuries at the money positions, and have a 7-1 record at home, while Seattle had a losing road record during the regular season at 3-5.  For some reason, the Falcons are only three-point favorites, according to ESPN, but it’s not going to be that close.  Falcons 33 – 21 over the Seahawks.
  • Texans at Patriots (4:30 pm, CBS) - Both of these teams had their ups and downs during the season, but their 12-4 records are almost opposites.  The Pats lost two of their first three games but have only lost once in the last ten weeks of the regular season.  Houston lost three of their last four, all to playoff-bound teams, including an embarrassing 42-14 loss in New England.  This game should be closer, but the outcome won’t change.  New England wins 35-20 over Houston.

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…the Lions are not involved…not for the next 5 decades either!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Seahawks at Falcons

Texans at Patriots

…Red States AGAINST Blue States!
COME ON RED STATES!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:09 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

…THEY were BOTH holding on to the ball?

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

TSA outreach worker wearing 27.

CorporatePiggy on January 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

…you did make me spit my coffee…when I went back to look at that picture!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

TSA outreach worker wearing 27.

CorporatePiggy on January 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM

…stop it!…I’m supposed… to drink the coffee!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I never even noticed that when I got that photo. Hilarious.

Ed Morrissey on January 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Seahawks at Falcons (1 pm ET, Fox) – Seattle won on the road last week against the Redskins, but they won’t have the same kind of opponent today. Atlanta has had a week to rest, has no significant injuries at the money positions, and have a 7-1 record at home, while Seattle had a losing road record during the regular season at 3-5. For some reason, the Falcons are only three-point favorites, according to ESPN, but it’s not going to be that close.

Yer right, BUT, Seattle will crush them! I’ll gladly take that 3 points.

RE: Texans at Patriots … Pats by 6 points.
Yesterday was a real mind-f***.
I called the Seahawks vs. the Pats months ago.
(but then again, I’m not playing *chuckle* )
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

…you did make me spit my coffee…when I went back to look at that picture!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Yeah. Ed is starting to scare me a bit…

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Re: The Headline Pic
There’s a reason that a real Texan would not go for the yarballs.
NOW, if it were a pic of of a Bostonian going after a Texan pair, I could understand.
*chuckle*
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 13, 2013 at 11:19 AM

…I thought you were supposed to strip the ball!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

…I thought you were supposed to strip the ball!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

KOOLAID2′s revenge. What a mess…

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Ed, I agree with your Atlanta pick, the Seaslugs have had a good season, better than I thought they would thanks to the play of their rookie quarterback, but Atlanta is going to school them today.

The Patriot and Houston game however is not an easy pick, but I give the edge to the Patriots due to Brady and their offense.

Also, most everyone picked the Cheese-heads to win yesterday and as a 49er fan I was happy to see that as it bodes well for the opposite to happen and it did!

Personally I hope the Seaslugs win as I want revenge for both the embarrassing lose to them the last time we played, but more importantly revenge for Pete Carol’s comment after the half that they “weren’t playing their best football yet” as a slam against the 49ers.

In other words Pete was saying that even though they are not playing their best they can easily handle the 49ers! You know that comment didn’t get lost with Jim or the 49ers and I believe in the off chance they meet up next week in the Championship game the 49ers are going to make Pete and the Seaslugs eat their words!

GO 49ERS!!!!

Liberty or Death on January 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Seahawks win.

Patriots win. (Ugh)

Go Seahawks!

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

When the sun raises tomorrow Matt Ryan STILL won’t have a playoff win to his credit. Pats will win in a walk.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Somebody is getting their Welker grabbed.

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Seahawks are the environmentalist whacko pick! Go Falcons!

By the way, do you realize there’s no such thing as a seahawk? There isn’t. There’s no such animal as a seahawk. So now we learn that the Seahawk mascot is based on an ancient northwest coast native carved totem design. Can I set this up for you? The Redskins are playing with this racist horrible icon on the helmet, the Redskins — bad karma — they’re playing the Seahawks, who have as their team name mascot a caricature of an Indian head, a northwest coast native carved totem design, meaning native peoples in the northwest carved the icon, the logo of the Seahawks. So they got good karma. They are being celebrated by the gods. The Redskins are being punished by the gods. And that’s why the Redskins lost, and that’s why RGIII blew out his knee. And it’s right there in the Washington Post, Courtland Milloy.

I’ll tell you, environmentalist wacko picks on the money. Environmentalist wacko pick involving the Redskins and somebody like the Seahawks or something, the bird always beat the Indian. It was a tough call, because the environmentalist wackos love Native Americans. They’re on a par with blacks, having been slaughtered, genocide, and all that as far as the leftists are concerned. But then again the Redskins is a disparaging name. Anyway, this is offered seriously here in the sports pages — I think it’s the sports page — in the Washington Post. And you say, “Well, Rush, how do we combat this?” You tell me. This is so absurd, I’m afraid that if I treat it seriously I’ll lose IQ points. To assert that there’s bad karma around the Redskins because of their racist mascot name and that’s why RGIII blew out his knee, or deserved to have it blown out, and why the Redskins deserve to lose, and why the Seahawks deserve to win, because they honor native peoples with their mascot.

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Softcore, football-based gay porn.

Wasn’t it obvious?

JohnGalt23 on January 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I called the Seahawks vs. the Pats months ago.
(but then again, I’m not playing *chuckle* )
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Just a little FYI on the Seahawks and why I am betting on the Falcons; Hawks lost Chris Clemons, defensive stud in a win last week over the Redskins as well as their kicker. They picked up Ryan Longwell who has not played in the NFL at all this year for kicking duties. Also, even though he is “a Beast” Marshawn Lynch is pretty banged up after a pretty tough game last week and the Falcons are at home and rested having had a bye last week while the Hawks had to travel from the far Northwest to DC last week and then back home and now down to GA. Just my thoughts.

VegasRick on January 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I am still stunned that the Denver safety let the Ravens receiver get behind him for that touchdown with under a minute left in the game…

What a maroon… play deep and knock it down… no situational awareness…

Go Pooh-hawks!!

Khun Joe on January 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Softcore, football-based gay porn.

Wasn’t it obvious?

JohnGalt23 on January 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Jackie Smith, an “end” for the Cowboys lived for it. That’s why he played the game.
*chuckle*
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Texans/Patriots rematch, unfortunately same result.

RoyalFlush on January 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM

I am still stunned that the Denver safety let the Ravens receiver get behind him for that touchdown with under a minute left in the game…

What a maroon… play deep and knock it down… no situational awareness…

Khun Joe on January 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The safety admitted that he was trying for the interception.

Apparently he determined that when your opponent needs to drive 70 yards in 31 seconds with no time outs, that’s the time to go for the pick.

aunursa on January 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Go Seahawks!

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Seaslugs are going to get owned today…if in the off chance they do win the 49ers will own them in the Championship game next week!

Liberty or Death on January 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I am still stunned that the Denver safety let the Ravens receiver get behind him for that touchdown with under a minute left in the game…

What a maroon… play deep and knock it down… no situational awareness…

Khun Joe on January 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The safety admitted that he was trying for the interception.

Apparently he determined that when your opponent needs to drive 70 yards in 31 seconds with no time outs, that’s the time to go for the pick.

aunursa on January 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

…that just means he’ll probably be on the Detroit Lions roster next year!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I am still stunned that the Denver safety let the Ravens receiver get behind him for that touchdown with under a minute left in the game…
Khun Joe on January 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Yeah that hurt, especially because I was rooting for Denver as a Manning fan not a Broncos fan. Props to Flaco who just outplayed Manning and was flat out the best QB on the field last night. Next comes Mr. Brady……

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

It was, unfortunately, a failed attempt to transgender the runner. Perhaps the Texans will have better luck today. One can hope.

TXUS on January 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Seaslugs are going to get owned today…if in the off chance they do win the 49ers will own them in the Championship game next week!

Liberty or Death on January 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM

You’ll be eating crow falcon by the end of the game.

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Yeah that hurt, especially because I was rooting for Denver as a Manning fan not a Broncos fan. Props to Flaco who just outplayed Manning and was flat out the best QB on the field last night. Next comes Mr. Brady……

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Atleast the Eli & Peyton can watch the Superbowl together. =)

Arch raised him a couple of great sons.

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Nice pic Ed wait, what!

Yesterday brought us two upsets (from a who’s favored perspective)

Epic Bronco failure on so many levels, followed by a Packer overconfidence problem. Not to take away anything from either the Ravens or 49′ers as they both played exceptional, especially Torey Smith for the Ravens and Colin Kaepernick for the 49er’s.

Today brings us Matty not so Ice in the playoffs vs. Rookie of the year (IMHO) Russell Wilson. My heart says Falcons but my head says Seahawks in a shootout.

Now for the weekends finale’ Tom Brady (going for a Playoff record 17th win) and the Patriots vs. Matt Schaub and the Texans. Give the upper hand to Tom & Co. You want to know why I feel that way, Matt Schaub is their QB.

Funny Joke heard on the radio this week;

Houston Texans – nice name, who are we going to play next week the Green Bay Wisconsoner’s or the Washington D.C.er’s.

Location Joke, guess you had to be there.

D-fusit on January 13, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I no longer care for football. Sniff. My Broncos broke my h-h-heart yesterday. Sniff. Waaaaaaa. / Go whoever!

scalleywag on January 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM

In the second game, Colin Kaepernick made San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh look like a genius as the 49ers ran all over the Green Bay Packers.

After coming back down from the high of this Niners big win, I’m a little concerned that for a while the 49ers could not stop Rogers or the Packers from going down the field and scoring. They let up on a big lead against the Patriots and it almost cost them the game. Kaps record performance comes at the hands of a questionable Packer’s defense. Our, (the Niners) defense must keep their next opponent below 24 points, because asking them to put up 45 is a bit much.

I’ve got mixed emotions on whether to meet Seattle here at home or play the Falcons in their park. Nothing would be nicer than to prove the beat down in Seattle was a fluke/letdown from coming off the win in New England. On the other hand, the Niners have played quite well on the road, and Atlanta might be a better matchup. Either way, the future looks bright with Kaepernick behind center.

Rovin on January 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

To assert that there’s bad karma around the Redskins because of their racist mascot name and that’s why RGIII blew out his knee, or deserved to have it blown out, and why the Redskins deserve to lose, and why the Seahawks deserve to win, because they honor native peoples with their mascot.

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Vanity Fair. Liberals have sensitivity driven by violence or voting power.

I should tell Rush that I discussed the Redskins name with DC liberals who are/were fans of the juggernaut they built in the early 1990′s. A liberal wife of the family told me that the name was wonderful for Native Americans since they made little bracelets, toy like hatchets (tomahawks) and even little silk screened items. When I asked if the NFL swapped them for bathtub whiskey or guns she became indignant. Actually, there was an article somewhere (you can bet it WAS NOT the Wash post) where a Native American was very upset about the whole stereotype going on with the name. He asked:

Ok, “How would you whites feel if we invaded, destroyed your armies, kept pushing you further inland while hordes of us showed up competing with you for food and ruining your farm economy while outlaw bands of ours routinely killed your people and stole anything that wasn’t eaten or buried. Then we set up our own culture and influenced and destroyed yours in amnesty after amnesty and treaty after treaty. Then you are watching TV and some black guy is featured, drunk as a skunk, in a messy version of your native garb pretending to fight a phony cowboy while a sporting event based on games from the other side of the world goes on.

This travesty is conducted in front of top federal government officials and ‘caring politicians’ Would that bother you?”

Dan Snyder had a poll conducted which showed that native Americans had no problem with the name. He paid for the poll but maybe Rush should call him and drop this nonsense.

Some Republican may also ask Dan Quayle and a few others why he/they sat in owner Jack Kent Cooke’s box with a girlfriend of the owner who had a cocaine conviction.

IlikedAUH2O on January 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I wish them all luck, esp the ones not from Atlanta or Boston. Here is to two good games. Blowouts will mean my wife will assign chores.

Limerick on January 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Denver played not to lose last night, and it cost them. Settling for OT by not taking a few shots before the end of the game, with 2 timeouts? And their secondary was just awful…it never should’ve gotten to that point.

changer1701 on January 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM

After coming back down from the high of this Niners big win, I’m a little concerned that for a while the 49ers could not stop Rogers or the Packers from going down the field and scoring. They let up on a big lead against the Patriots and it almost cost them the game. Kaps record performance comes at the hands of a questionable Packer’s defense. Our, (the Niners) defense must keep their next opponent below 24 points, because asking them to put up 45 is a bit much.
Rovin on January 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

You can’t shut down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for the entire game. Other than the meaningless TD in the final minute, our defense held the Packers to 17 points. That’s pretty good.

aunursa on January 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

.For some reason, the Falcons are only three-point favorites, according to ESPN, but it’s not going to be that close. Falcons 33 – 21 over the Seahawks

Here are the reasons, Ed:

-the Seahawks have given up more than 23 points only once in their last 26 games and that was only 28 points.

-they have not been beaten by more than a touchdown in 25 straight games and are 17-8 over that stretch. The eight losses were by a combined 35 points.

-the Seahawks have won six straight and 8 of their last 9 games

-the Seahawks have outscored their last five opponents by 194-57 including a 42-13 beatdown of the same 49ers team that just destroyed the Packers.

-in the past seven games Russell Wilson has thrown 17 TD passes and run for 4 more with only 2 INTs during that stretch.

-Marshawn Lynch is a beast

rsrobinson on January 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

New England over Texans: 103 to -7 unless there’s Divine intervention on Texans’ behalf.

TxAnn56 on January 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

New England over Texans: 103 to -7 unless there’s Divine intervention on Texans’ behalf.

TxAnn56 on January 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I don’t think it will be that close
/

VegasRick on January 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

*squeek* *squeek*

Poor Denver…shows Tebow the door and loses playoff to the Ravens.

JetBoy on January 13, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Yesterday was a good day of football.

Go Texans
Go Seattle

gophergirl on January 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM

By the way, do you realize there’s no such thing as a seahawk? There isn’t. There’s no such animal as a seahawk.

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Whoever “wrote” this tripe flunked Ornithology 101.

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.

Right now, love him or hate him, Pete Carroll is the best coach in the NFL. Over the past 3 seasons he has patiently put together this team, and I see them giving the Falcons all they can handle this afternoon.

I’m a little worried about Tom Brady. He needs a A+ game today. This game will not be a blowout like the game last month.

Del Dolemonte on January 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

the future looks bright with Kaepernick behind center.

Rovin on January 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Have the folks out in SF started calling him “Krazy Legs” yet?

Del Dolemonte on January 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Denver played not to lose last night, and it cost them. Settling for OT by not taking a few shots before the end of the game, with 2 timeouts? And their secondary was just awful…it never should’ve gotten to that point.

changer1701 on January 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Gotta love football fans.

Did Peyton Manning turn the ball over (like three times) or was I watching another game?

And somebody said “…if you score 31 points and you are Manning, you expect to win…”

Ha Ha

Some little 5 foot 5 inch tall guy named Trindon Holliday (#11 not #18) kept Denver in that game.

I have watched Manning in the pro bowl from just feet away and he is awesome. They score a lot in pro bowls but it is fun. Then I hear his playoff record is 9 and 11. The Steelers beat him at home as a wild card on their Bettis SB run. He had a gaudy record that year in the regular season, too. Dan Marino said the Steelers had to have a “out of body experience or something to hope to beat the Colts”.

IlikedAUH2O on January 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

If Manning didn’t get those special team points, he would have gone one dimensional and it would have gotten really ugly for Denver.

And I am not a Raisins fan. They just played a great game with great talent. Tip your hat.

Denver needs work.

IlikedAUH2O on January 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Whoever “wrote” this tripe flunked Ornithology 101.

Del Dolemonte on January 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

That was just Rush being Rush. Sorry I did I not mean to hijack the thread with that.

Nice National Anthem, didn’t catch the name of those young men. Let the games begin! Go Falcons!

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Falcons draw first blood….

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Falcons draw first blood….

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

…Red State 3…Blue State 0

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Turnover Central.

D-fusit on January 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Go Seahawks!

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM

…probably the first time ever I haven’t agreed with you on something (:->)
…I like pecker Pete about as much as I like President Present!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Gonzalez!

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 1:38 PM

…Red State 10…Blue State 0

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Did Peyton Manning turn the ball over (like three times) or was I watching another game?

And somebody said “…if you score 31 points and you are Manning, you expect to win…”

Ha Ha

Some little 5 foot 5 inch tall guy named Trindon Holliday (#11 not #18) kept Denver in that game.

I have watched Manning in the pro bowl from just feet away and he is awesome. They score a lot in pro bowls but it is fun. Then I hear his playoff record is 9 and 11. The Steelers beat him at home as a wild card on their Bettis SB run. He had a gaudy record that year in the regular season, too. Dan Marino said the Steelers had to have a “out of body experience or something to hope to beat the Colts”.

IlikedAUH2O on January 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Manning didn’t give up a huge pass play with less than a minute to go in regulation. The turnovers didn’t help, but despite them he had put them in a position to win…it was their defense that let them down.

changer1701 on January 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Red State 20…Blue State 0
…wish this was an election!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Bad call by Pete Carol….should have taken the three to stop the momentum. Gonzales got away with a BS call….he was the one tackling the defensive player right off the line. I do take a bit of delight in seeing Sherman get beat—arrogant pr….ck—even if he is a good DB.

Rovin on January 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

If the Hawks don’t score something before the end of the half this baby is ovah.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Why is there a black box over the HotAir logo?

ButterflyDragon on January 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

You’ll be eating crow falcon by the end of the game.

portlandon on January 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Meh, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t matter to me if the 49ers play the Seaslugs or the Dirty Birds. In my opinion the 49ers have a better chance of beating the Seaslugs at The Stick, regardless the 49ers have shown they can be a threat on the road…just ask the Patriots!

Although I agree with another comment, the problem with the 49ers this year is they don’t seem to have that killer instinct to close out games. Case in point is when they blew a 4 touchdown lead to the Patriots and almost gave the game away…but this is the playoffs, not the regular season where being conservative in your play goes out the window…it’s for all the marbles now…GO 49ERS…ROAST SOME DIRTY BIRD!!

Liberty or Death on January 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Red State 27…Communist State 7 (:->)

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:15 PM

…I like it that half the winners of the national Punt Pass & Kick Contest…are girls!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

What the hell is going on in that picture?

Kraken on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Coach Kubiak: “Come on, Quintin! You let him slip out again! Didn’t we go over that in practice this week??”

Quintin Demps: “But, coach, he plays for New England! Those guys ain’t got that much to grab!”

Coach Kubiak: “Remember: Grab, squeeze, and twist! And keep twisting until either the ball pops out or you hear a ‘crunch’.”

Quintin Demps: “Which one of his balls, coach? The left one or the right one?”

Coach Kubiak: “The foot-ball, Demps!”

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Seattle’s total inability to stop the run has been the story of this game.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM

…I like it that half the winners of the national Punt Pass & Kick Contest…are girls!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

They were all so cute. That little feller from Alabama will take Musberger’s advice “So if you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with Pops.”

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

…I like it that half the winners of the national Punt Pass & Kick Contest…are girls!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

So do I. They have such a bright future to look forward to in either Division I or the NFL.

Oh, wait…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM

OT/University of Michigan-Ohio State…A VERY good game!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

…oh oh!…the communist state is coming back!…27-21

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Red State 20…Blue State 0
…wish this was an election!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Red State 27… Blue State 21…

…this is starting to look a little too much like certain recent elections…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I thought I heard a fat lady singing there for a second but its disappeared.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Crickey I did not expect this to turn into a nail biter.

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Red State 27… Blue State 21…

…this is starting to look a little too much like certain recent elections…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

…this may be an electorally Florida or Oiho state finish!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Holy crap

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

…this may be an electorally Florida or Oiho state finish!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

If I find out that Karl Rove picked Atlanta to win easily…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Falcons just gave it up

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Give it to them, why don’t you?

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Unveliebable.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I think now I give up on them for good

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

…………..shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

…..you’re right!…just like recent elections!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Was it a TD or not? What was the call on the field?

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

….I hope portland is napping!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

TD Seattle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Wow, how are you up by 20 points with 1 quarter left and still lose.

22044 on January 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

So there you go. Wow.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

OT/University of Michigan-Ohio State…A VERY good game!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

We play Michigan on Thursday – ESPN game

Should be interesting.

gophergirl on January 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Somebody needs to teach Atlanta the Heimlich maneuver.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

OMG!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

13 seconds and still a chance…

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

If Bryant makes this field goal, he’ll get the Key to the City…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

The end of this game is insane.

gophergirl on January 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

LOL!!! Seattle called time out right before he missed the kick??

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Wow, what a game.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

YES!!!!

Brat on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

We play Michigan on Thursday – ESPN game

Should be interesting.

gophergirl on January 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

…the gophs are good…but!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

What a great game

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

………..shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Game’s not over yet…still time for a big special teams play to cause trouble for Atlanta…

JimLennon on January 13, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Wow, it still isn’t over.

tommyboy on January 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

…the gophs are good…but!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

It’s at the Barn :)

Both teams coming off a loss. Both will be ticked off.

Can’t wait!

gophergirl on January 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

You’re right, Ed. Atlanta isn’t a 3-point favorite at all! Talk about exaggeration.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

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