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The Saints Historic Drive Against the Eagles to NFC title game

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The New Orleans Sainst was down 14-0 but made a historic 11-minute and 29-second drive that fueled a comeback win 14-20 and push them to the NFC title game. The drive took 18 plays, 92 yards the longest in the Saints history and by any team in the last 20 years.
 
Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes including the go-ahead points to Michael Thomas to secure their win.

Saints guard has this to say — “It was tough. I mean, it was one of the hardest drive I’ve been a part of, Saints guard Larry Warford said of a drive that actually lasted 22 plays and forced the Saints to gain a total of 117 yards because of three offensive penalties and one defensive penalty. I was out of breath getting down there … and everybody is tired. But you smell the end zone and you can’t give it away. You worked too hard for it when we were driving, and we finished it.”

Drew Brees has this to say — “I’m not sure if that’s a record. We went on a 117-yard drive to take the lead in the third quarter and really didn’t look back. That was the turning point the game.”

The historic 18 play drive is below:

Down Yard line Play
1st & 10 NO 8 Mark Ingram 1-yard run
2nd & 9 NO 9 Incomplete pass; defensive-holding penalty on Eagles
1st & 10 NO 14 Ingram 4-yard run
2nd & 6 NO 18 Drew Brees 8-yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
1st & 10 NO 26 Alvin Kamara 1-yard run
2nd & 9 NO. 27 Brees 11-yard pass to Michael Thomas
1st & 10 NO 28 Brees 6-yard pass to Keith Kirkwood
2nd & 4 NO 44 Kamara 1-yard run
3rd & 3 NO 45 Brees 9-yard pass to Josh Hill
1st & 10 PHI 46 Brees incomplete pass
2nd & 10 PHI 46 46-yard TD pass called back on holding penalty
2nd & 20 NO 44 Brees 20-yard pass to Thomas
1st & 10 PHI 36 Tre’Quan Smith 5-yard run
2nd & 5 PHI 31 Kamara 4-yard run
3rd & 1 PHI 27 Kamara 1-yard run
1st & 10 PHI 26 3-yard pass called back on holding penalty
1st & 20 PHI 36 Brees incomplete pass
2nd & 20 PJI 36 Brees 4-yard pass to Kamara
3rd & 16 PHI 32 Brees 20-yard pass to Thomas
1st & 10 PHI 12 False-start penalty
1st & 15 PHI 17 Kamara 15-yard run
1st & goal PHI 2 Brees 2-yard pass to Thomas, touchdown
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Wide Receiver star Michael Thomas finished the game with 12 catches for 171 yards and the TD.

The Saints have their hands full against the high offensive output of Los Angeles Rams next week.






New England Patriots Sony Michel Delivers Big against the Chargers

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Rookie RB Sony Michel came up big for the New England Patriots as he delivered in a 41-28 win against the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC divisional-round playoff game.
 
Sony Michel rushed for 125 yards and three rushing touchdowns a performance that only three people have accomplished in the last 20 years.
 
He has now helped the Patriots secure a AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sony was on and off in the entire year as the Patriots have circled through a number of running backs to keep them healthy but during the biggest game of the year thus far he has delivered.

Tom Brady has this to say to Sony — “I really love Sony as a person and his commitment to the team. He’s just been a lot of fun to be out there with, made a lot of hard yards. It’s great to see.”

Sony Michel is 31st overall pick became the only player in the last 25 postseasons scoring 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in the first half of a playoff game. The only other player to score 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns was Saints Alvin Kamara although that was not in the playoffs.

Hunter Henry Ready for 2018 Divisional Round

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Steelers Trading Antonio Brown and $21 Million Cap Hit

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Chargers Won Big against an Elite Steelers Squad on Sunday Night Football

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Los Angeles is now on notice with a 9-3 record and Keelan Cole said in an interview they are focused on winning and talked with confidence on what they are capable of.
The team started slow but Rivers handed Keenan the ball for a 148 yard performance and a receiving touchdown.

After this monster performance win, the Chargers will once again be tested against Kansas City in two weeks that can determine the AFC playoff seeding.

This is the year that the Chargers are no longer outside of the discussion, but they certainly are ranking higher and higher and Los Angeles is in notice.


Green Bay Packers Ugly Snowy Win Might Push Them to Playoffs

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On Sunday The Green Bay Packer had an ugly but hard fought win against the Houston Texas on a snowy afternoon. Regardless of the situation that get the job done and got the win column.

This kind of tenacity shows what kind of a team the Green Bay Packers are made of and can easily help them prepare to make a final push towards the playoffs.

The packers were playing poorly on their home field on what could have been a strong game for them from the start against the Houston Texans. Blame it on the snowy weather if you will but this is Aaron Rodgers on their homefield and a lot more could have been expected from them.

Then came the 4th quarter and Aaron Rodgers and the Packers showed the determination of a playoff team as they scored on two touchdown passes to get the win for a 21-13 final score.

This kind of heart until the end is what they need to push through the playoffs as they have four games remaining with the last two games against the gritty Seattle Seahawks and the strong defense of the Minnesota Vikings.

Aaron Rodgers seems to have super powers during December as for the last 8 years he has not lost in Lambeau Field. Right now they are trailing the Detroit Lion in NFC North and winning all their four games is something they need to do to secure a playoff path.

The Lions is going to have a tough game against the streaking Dallas Cowboys (11-1) and the New York Giants (8-4) and the Chicago Bears who defeated them in Week 4 on the score of 17-14.

Aaron Rodgers carried his team under pressure on an bad snowy weather and had two touchdown passes of 98 and 89 yards. Rodgers since Week 7 has managed to throw 2,113 yard and 19 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions.

The Packers seems ready and even if the game against the Texas is ugly, it showed character and their ability to close out games regardless of the situation.

Western Michigan Broncos Plays for the Cotton Bowl

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I reported over the weekend that the Western Michigan Broncos deserved the Cotton Bowl appearance and a decision will be made by the selection committee.

As you remember Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck was confident of their chances —

We deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl, period. Write it down.

Even though they had a 13-0 record they were still ranked 17th as such Fleck had to campaign and make sure everyone knew they had something special going on. It also helped that Navy lost to Temple as they were still in the running

In preparation for the announcement, Western Michigan Broncos had a watch party

The College Football Playoff selection committee made a decision and Western Michigan University will be playing against Wisconsin (10-3) in the Cotton Bowl scheduled for Jan. 2, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (1 p.m., ESPN). You should start planning to buy your Cotton Bowl Tickets as this is going to be a historic and exciting matchup.

WMU had a strong start for this campaign as they beat Big Ten Teams on the road, Northwestern 22-1 on the 1st week and followed it up on Week 3 against Illinois 34-10.

Fleck on the Bronco’s undefeated record —

First of all, it’s historic. I don’t care what league you’re in. …

If you go undefeated in sports, it’s very special, no matter what. To go undefeated, it takes a ton of resolve, resilience, energy, commitment, trust, belief.

Western Michigan Broncos Watch Party Cotton Bowl

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The Western Michigan Broncos 13-0 record is reason enough for coach P.J. Fleck to be hopeful for their inclusion in the Cotton Bowl. The announcement is going to be made on Dec. 4 and as such the Western Michigan University football is going to host the watch party on Sunday, Dec. 4, in University Arena at Read Fieldhouse situated on the main campus.

The gates will be open at 1:30 p.m. and General admission is free; and no reserved seating, concessions is gonna be available.

Public parking is on Lot 13 and the parking ramp on West Michigan Avenue across.

After the watch party a press conference will be held mostly in anticipation of the selection, WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard, head coach P.J. Fleck, and student-athletes Zach Terrell and Corey Davis will be on the press conference.

Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell knows they have done their best no matter what the announcement is going to be —

Honestly, we’ve done all we can do. Whether or not we’re in the Cotton Bowl, we can’t control that. All we control is winning the games on our schedule, and we’ve done that.

Hopefully P.J. Flecks confidence will bear fruit —

It’s a historic day in Western Michigan history, and we deserve to be in the gosh darn Cotton Bowl, period. Write it down.

Less than a day for Western Michigan’s historic moment.

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