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Jets beat the Patriots in AFC Playoffs

The AFC Playoff Game this Sunday between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets went in a direction that perhaps not many people would have predicted.

Super star quarterback of the New England Patriots Tom Brady and his coach Bill Belichick took on New York Jet’s coach Rex Ryan and star quarterback Mark Sanchez at the Patriot’s home field of Gillette Stadium today. The buildup between the teams has been intense between the fans.

The lack of scoring from the Patriots has been very interesting, to say the least.   The Patriots offense has been almost completely pacified so far in this game by the Jets. Belichick, usually has within him to pull out a readjustment of his team should need be at halftime, but has not been able come up with anything today to turn his team around. Whatever motivating speech he gave his players, they’re obviously weren’t listening as the Patriots didn’t score in the second half.  Nick Folk, the kicker from New England missed a 30 yard field goal. His kick hooked wide left at the end. Folk had successfully made the the past 13 attempts from within 40 yards and nailed the game-winner last week against the Indianapolis Colts in Wild Card Weekend. 

Time is ticked away and the Jets were obviously in command of the game.  Never to let up.

The Patriots went undefeated in 2007 before losing to the Giants in the Super Bowl. The Pats had a 14-2 season this year, unfortunately, with what just happened in this game against the Jets, it just doesn’t matter anymore.   

Plenty of people would not be too sad if the New England Patriots didn’t make it to the Super Bowl AGAIN this year.  The Jets beat the Patriots 28 – 14.

In the game yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers took the Baltimore Ravens 31 – 24 in the first Divisional Round matchup of the playoffs.  The Steeler’s Blocking Receiver Hines Ward was on fire yesterday with his touchdown which tied the game at with a little over nine minutes left in the third quarter, and they never trailed again.  Antonio Brown was also extremely notable with his three catches for 75 yards, including his spectacular one handed, helmet hugging, over the shoulder, fourth quarter catch on third and 19.  Down right awesome.  The Steelers took the Ravens 31 – 24.

The New York Jets will play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday, January 23rd in the Steeler’s hometown of Pittsburgh.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers – NFC Championship Game

Two teams were crushed in the NFC Divisional Championship Games on the 15th and 16th of January.  In fact, those two teams probably are going to let their heads hang low for quite a while.  The Green Bay Packers annihilated the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, while the Bears rolled over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Atlanta just never seemed like they could get their act together on Saturday.  Aaron Rodgers, QB for the Packers, was spot on all night.  The Falcons just couldn’t keep up with Rodgers quick thinking, laser eye and rocket arm.  He was unstoppable.   He threw 366 yards and had 3 touchdowns.  Not too shabby, eh?    The Atlanta Falcons turned the ball over four times, couldn’t protect their quarterback Matt Ryan, committed seven penalties, got slaughters in time of possession and gave away a season high in points. Green Bay took down Atlanta 48-21. 

The Bears also are making quite the impressive showing against the Seahawks.  While the Seattle Seahawks had a very impressive victory the week previous when they trampled the Super Bowl defending New Orleans Saints, but the Bears just didn’t care.  They were going to win the game, and that’s what they‘re doing .  The snowy and cold conditions at their home turf, also worked to the Bears favor.   The Bears took home three touchdowns in the first half alone with the help of Jay Cutlers fine throwing and skill.  Not to be outshone, Greg Olson is the first Bears tight end to get 100 yards in a playoff game ever, even under the jurisdiction on Mike Ditka and his championship Bears back in ’85.  Nice work, Mr. Lovie Smith.  The Chicago Bears are in the process of taking down the Seattle Seahawks 28 to nothing mid third quarter.  It’s pretty much inevitable how this game will end.

Soo….boiled down, what does this all mean????  The Green Bay Packers will be playing the Chicago Bears on Sunday the 23rd for the NFC Championship title at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.  This is like a Midwesterners best dream matchup ever.  The Bears and the Packers have a long-standing feud and rivalry.  They have competed against each other 180 times. The Bears currently hold winning record against the Packers with a record of 92–82–6 in head-to-head matches.

A brief history of the Packers and Bears Championship History:

Green Bay Packers

  • Starting with the1992 season, the Packers had 13 non-losing seasons in a row (their worst record being 8–8 in 1999)
  • Two Super Bowl appearances
  • One Super Bowl win (Super Bowl XXXI).
  • They returned to playoff form with winning campaigns in 2007 (13–3)
  • Competed in the NFC Championship game, 2009 (11–5), and in 2010 (10-6) under current head coach Mike McCarthy.

Chicago Bears

  • Won nine NFL Championships (eight pre-merger, and one Super Bowl).
  • The Bears have also recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise.
  • The franchise recorded its 700th win on November 18, 2010

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