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NFL Playoff Results

NFL Playoff Results

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The NFL Conference Championship games are set!

In the AFC Final, the Indianapolis Colts will travel to New England to battle Tom Brady and the Patriots.

In the NFC Final, the Green Bay Packers will travel to CenturyLink Field to battle the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Here are the results from last weekend’s divisional round:

Baltimore Ravens 31 @ New England Patriots 35

Carolina Panthers 17 @ Seattle Seahawks 31

Dallas Cowboys 21 @ Green Bay Packers 26

Indianapolis Colts 24 @ Denver Broncos 13

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Cowboys vs. Packers NFL Playoff Preview‏

Cowboys vs. Packers NFL Playoff Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Lambeau Field this Sunday to take on the NFC North Division Champion Green Bay Packers.

Dallas is coming off a controversial home victory over the Detroit Lions, which they earned this past weekend in Texas.

The Cowboys trailed the Lions for most of that game, but quarterback Tony Romo was able to lead the team to a touchdown in the final minutes to secure the win.

Dallas has had one of the NFL’s best offenses all season.

Tony Romo has thrown for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdown scores so far on the year.

Dallas also boasts one of the league’s best running backs in DeMarco Murray, who scampered for a solid 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

Romo’s numbers stemmed from the solid play of wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant caught 16 touchdown passes this season to go along with his 1,320 yards receiving.

The Cowboys defense played well for the majority of the regular season and will need to continue to do so if they hope to knock off the high powered Green Bay Packers offense.

Dallas went undefeated on the road this season, becoming only the eighth team in NFL history to accomplish such a feat.

Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers went a perfect 8-0 at home this season.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had another MVP-like season, racking up 4,381 yards and 38 touchdown scores through the air.

Green Bay boasts a dual-threat at the receiver position, showcasing Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb at the wide out.

The Packers also sport a solid run game, which is led by running back Eddie Lacy, who ran for 1,139 yards and 9 touchdown scores this season.

On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay boasts a pair of future hall of famers at linebacker, in the form of Clay Mathews and Julius Peppers.

With that said, the Packers defense is good but NOT great.

The team has struggled at times both against the run and defending top tier receivers, such as the Falcons Julio Jones, who had over 250 yards receiving 3 weeks ago in Lambeau.

In order to defeat the Cowboys, Green Bay will have to contain Dez Bryant while putting ‘heat’ on quarterback Tony Romo.

The Packers will also need Aaron Rodgers to be at his very best. The former NFL MVP has been nursing a calf injury, so it will be interesting to see how well he can perform.

Las Vegas currently has Green Bay pegged as -5.5  point favorites, with the over/under set at 52 points.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Rodgers injury, I still believe that Green Bay will prevail in this NFC Playoff game.

I predict that Packers win by a final score of 31-27.

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Ravens vs. Patriots NFL Playoff Preview‏

Ravens vs. Patriots NFL Playoff Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The Baltimore Ravens will invade Gillette Stadium Saturday afternoon to battle Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

The Ravens are 2-1 straight-up and 3-0 against the spread in their last 3 postseason games vs. the Patriots.

Baltimore is coming off a huge 30-17 road victory which they earned over their division rivals the Steelers this past weekend in Pittsburgh.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to have returned to the form that saw him win the Super Bowl Championship in 2012, as he racked up 259 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Steelers on Wild Card Weekend.

During Baltimore’s 2012 Super Bowl run, Flacco threw for an amazing 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

The Ravens defense will have to be at their very best if they hope to stop the high-powered Patriots offense this Saturday.

Baltimore has struggled with their secondary play this season, something that Tom Brady will surely look to take advantage of this weekend in Foxborough.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots locked-up top seed in the AFC with a win over the New York Jets in Week 16.

New England lost their final home game of the season, but the squad was resting all of its key starters.

In their previous four home games, the Pats went 4-0 both straight-up and against the spread, averaging a victory margin of 25.8 points per game.

Tom Brady had another terrific season for New England, throwing for a total of 4,109 yards and 33 touchdowns during the regular season.

The Patriots have gone 8-3 in their past 11 games against the Ravens.

New England will need a solid performance from their two shutdown corners (Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner), who will be tasked with shutting down Ravens wide outs Steve Smith and Torrie Smith.

If the Pats can take away the Ravens passing game, it is very hard to imagine that Baltimore will be able to keep pace.

Las Vegas currently has New England pegged as -7 point favorites, with the over/under set at 47.5 points total.

The forecast for Saturday’s match-up is a cold and snowy environment at Gillette Stadium.

With that said, I believe the Patriots will get the job done on home field this Saturday, winning by a final score of 24-16.

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Peterson’s trial date tentatively set for December 1st‏

Peterson’s trial date tentatively set for December 1st‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has a trial date set for December 1st,  this after being indicted on the charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Peterson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin stated the news on Wednesday.

Hardin also noted that Peterson “is chomping at the bit to publicly talk,” but has been advised not to.

The former NFL MVP did not enter a plea during his arraignment in a Montgomery County (Texas) courtroom Wednesday.

“All Day” was placed on the league’s Exempt/Commissioners Permission list in September. Peterson is required to remain absent from all team activities until the legal process is over.

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