They came. They saw. They conquered. Then the Jaguars made sure everyone in the 412 area code heard about it.
After a thrilling 45-42 victory over the Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday, Jaguars players voiced their pleasure in ruining a possible AFC championship rematch between the Steelers and Patriots. Much of the trash talk was aimed at Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell and running back Le’Veon Bell, both of whom were clearly looking past Jacksonville ahead of the divisional matchup.
b. How often does Alvin Kamara make tacklers miss鈥攐r make potential tacklers dive by him flailing at airHe is going to be a star in the league for a long time. Look at the way he just blew through the Kurt Coleman tackle for the Saints’ fourth touchdown against Carolina. It’s like Coleman, a sure tackler, wasn’t there.
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c. It’s like the Giants’ defensive backs are playing with olive oil on their hands and arms and jerseys. Two absolutely gigantic drops of easy interceptions in Oakland.
d. Tremendous point by Tony Romo on Pats-Bills, with New England near the Buffalo goal line, and the picture showing Tom Brady fake-patting his center on left buttock. (There’s phraseology I never thought I’d use.) Romo made the point that when defensive players see the rapid movement of Brady’s left hand, they’ll think he’s about to start a silent snap count in a very noisy stadium. But if he doesn’t actually hit the center’s rear end but only appears to be hitting it, it’s going to fool the edge defenders and prevent them from getting a fast start off the snap of the ball. Very informative.
They didn’t cough up a 25-point third-quarter lead Chris Chester Womens Jersey Saturday night in Philadelphia, but in exiting the NFC playoffs 15-10, they left so many chances on the field, their players and coaches could hardly keep up with them all. For nearly the entire game, the home-standing, top-seeded Eagles were trying to give the Falcons a win, and the Falcons stubbornly refused to take it.
Todd Bertuzzi Elite Jersey They had spent 11 1/2 months trying to get back to where they were last February against the Patriots. They’re back at Square 1, if not behind that.
The fourth-down miss in the end zone from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones with 58 seconds left was only the final nail. It took up much of the post-game conversation because, as many of them admitted, Matty Ice-to-Julio is something they’d take as a game-winning attempt 100 times out of 100. That’s a play we practice all the time; in those situations you want to go to your best players,” Ryan said.