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Can you win the Super Bowl without a top 6 or 7 quarterback? It’s a debate that’s been transpiring on local sports radio for about a year now. The question has played out to perfection in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this year. With the rule changes in the NFL catering to offenses I was inclined to take the better QB in every game. Having the franchise QB means there is no deficit is too big to overcome and that one guy can single handedly win you the game. Being from around here and watching Tom Brady I know that having the right guy throwing the ball can mask almost every other deficiency on your team. Going back to Brady’s first win in a Super Bowl there hasn’t been a team to win the Super Bowl that didn’t have a top 5 QB (except Brad Johnson in 2002). Yesterday you had Peyton Manning who is an elite QB and got you to the number one seed when you were nothing more than a wild card last year with the same exact team. On a scale of great QB’s in the NFL Manning wou...
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The Ravens shocked football fans on Saturday by taking down the Denver Broncos who came out of the gate strong and from the outset looked to be setting the tone. The Ravens kept their cool and battled back in double overtime to defeat the Broncos 38-35. And while much was made about Peyton Manning’s nine [...]
The New England Patriots maintained their conference headlock on the Houston Texans for the second time in five weeks, and Sunday's 41-28 divisional victory at Gillette Stadium went largely as the defending AFC champs had planned.
Unfortunately, this was the kind of miserable playoff exit the Texans know all too well after last season.
Baltimore ended Houston's playoff...
That was quick.
On their third offensive play of the game, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning threw a pick-six to cornerback Corey Graham.
Graham’s interception gave the Ravens a 14-7 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first quarter. The interception was set up by a Chykie Brown tipped pass.
41 to 28…..
Is the final chapter to the 2012-2013 season for the Houston Texans. Week 14 would be a precursor to what would be a double dose of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, and how the Texans would finally meet their fate. There is plenty of blame to be pushed around and after what could be a promising season, and the Divisional round of the playoffs once again the...
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