Well, that sucked, eh? At least we got some competitive games this past weekend though Brady & Co. are back in the Super Bowl and *stifles yawn*.
This past week both games went to overtime (a first ever) and both games were a tale of two halves. The Saints dominated for one quarter while the Rams found their sea legs. The Pats completely shut down the Chiefs offense and bled the hell out of the clock by running the ball in the first half.
When people talk about playoff experience I can't help but nod my head because the youngins looked startled early in their games, but then there's the fact that both Brady and Brees threw some awful interceptions. I think "playoff experience" means little more than "the teams playing are both good" but instead we are like "let's just make up some cockamamie term that the talking heads can incorrectly pollute our minds with so it hangs around for generations for no good reason".
Everyone and anyone is talking about the No Call PI in the Saints game that was admittedly one of the worst no calls I've ever seen, but that was hardly the only time the Saints could've put the game away. They missed on a TD pass early in the game that will haunt them for all time while the Brees INT in OT is simply a pass he should never have made. (Take the sack, live to fight again.) Just remember, the Saints were pretty bad on offense after the first quarter. They dared the Rams to take the game from them and did.
The Chiefs would be in the Super Bowl if not for a nonexistent offense in the first half, a nonexistent defense all game and a Dee Ford unforced error offside on Brady would-be-INT. Well, maybe the Pats do deserve go to the Super Bowl. There is ONE way to beat Brady in the playoffs and that's to sack him. The Chargers and Chiefs, both with formidable pass rushes, got exactly zero sacks in their two games. Seriously, can someone explain to me how that happens? Can Dante Scarnecchia retire again so we can get back to sacking Brady? Please?!?!? Of course, it helps that when the pass rush does get there they call roughing the passer when it shouldn't.
Props to special team units in the two games as their Kickers went 22-22 on all FGs and extra points with multiple clutch field goals. Naturally this didn't involve the Chargers. Biggest miff was Edelman coming within nanometers of handing the Chiefs the game.
Side note: Tony Romo correctly called almost all the Pats offensive plays at the end of the game. The man is magical. Can we clone him for all the games?
Oh, apparently there was a bit of brawl after the Saints-Rams game. I'm positively shocked who caused it.
Time for two weeks of blah blah blah Patriots blah blah blah 1999 blah blah blah youngest coach blah blah blah. I really hate the runup to the Super Bowl, but at least we have the Pro Bowl game to look forward to in a week!!
When's the 2019 Draft?