Found January 21, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
A Rabbit Punch has two meanings, both of which describe the nature of the article. 1. A series of fast punches. 2. An illegal punch to the back of the head between the skull and the first vertebrate that can cause permanent damage to the nerves or death. One game left. Two games to make jokes about in the books from this weekend. This can only mean one thing for Rabbit Punches; just like Bernard Pollard and Stevan Ridley, it is crunch time. The first game of the Conference Championship double-header proved to be the more exciting one. The San Francisco 49ers erased a 17 point Atlanta Falcon lead to squeeze out a four point win. For the second week in a row, the Falcons allowed their opponent to make huge comebacks in their cumulative tryout for a spot on the Washington Generals. Although Matt Ryan was able to set the single game playoff record for passing yards with 396, but the Falcons were shut out in the second half costing them the game. As always, I refuse to believe that the n...
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