Let's start with the NFL games:
Seattle at Washington 24-14
The only game with any intensity of the weekend despite the two teams with little history. The big story of this game was RGIII's knee. The Skins opened up a 14 point lead early and then it all went to hell, (or more specifically that mysterious shed on the sidelines). Griffin aggravated his knee injury and Washington struggled to move the ball the rest of the game (this is putting it lightly). A lot has already been said about whether he should have been in the game, all I will say is that a healthy RGIII and I think the Redskins win this game.
On the Seattle side they were able to run the ball effectively and Russell Wilson completed enough passes to move the ball. Usually a running QB acts as an extra blocker for the running game because someone has to account for him even when he doesn't have the ball, in this game Wilson threw several actual blocks. I can't remember a game with a quarterback throwing that many blocks. Also as noted by my friend "Wilson never gets hit". This is true and surprising for a quarterback who runs as much as he does.
Kudos to the refs for letting them play, even on a obvious offsides where FOX put the 'flag' indicator up on the screen only to find one hadn't been thrown.
Indianapolis at Baltimore 9-24
Ray Lewis' last stand. The Colts were able to move the ball some but never get in the end zone. They may simply have been too young. They gave good effort but just didn't have what it took. Lewis returned from injury and led the defense with 13 tackles and played about as well as you'd expect. A much tougher task awaits the Ravens Saturday in Denver.
Minnesota at Green Bay 10-24
Joe Webb was not ready to play a playoff game. That really is a full analysis of this game in which Adrian Peterson appeared to be the only player going at full speed on either side.
Cinncinnati at Houston 13-19
Arian Foster ran wild. Owen Daniels had a nice game. The Bengals were awful. Well actually the Bengals offense was awful the defense played pretty well and actually scored their only touchdown.
- NHL is coming back.
- Lakers lose, this is becoming old hat now.
- Alabama taking on Notre Dame in the only bowl game that matters. I'll take Notre Dame to pull the upset!!
Now get Hydrated!!