Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/13
In the latest episode of “Football Nation Today,” Alex recaps championship weekend and talks about the other biggest stories across the NFL:1st Down: The Patriots and Falcons both blew second half leads to the Ravens and 49ers, but Alex says the losses weren’t the same.  The Patriots lost the game, whereas the Falcons blew the game.The Ravens were more physical than the Patriots were, and dictated the pace of the game.  Once again, the Patriots offense was stopped by a more physical, aggressive defense.  And no, the story is bit more nuanced than merely citing Tom Brady’s 7-7 record in his last 14 postseason games. Alex says though the Patriots lost, they’ll be right back in the championship game next season, and should win it.  The Patriots’ reign at the top of the AFC, with young weapons on offense and an improving defense, should last for several more seasons. Colin Kaepernick put in another spectacular effort in the NFC Championship Game, as his arm led San Francisco’s second ha...
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