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LETS TALK FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Bengals 19-16 over Titans.
Joe Burrow got beat up in the game -- sacked an NFL-record-tying nine times -- he still threw for 348 yards to propel the Bengals to one of their biggest wins in franchise history.
The Bengals wouldn't have won this game without Evan McPherson, who hit four field goals, including the game-winner from 52 yards out as time expired.
On the Titans' end, they just made way too many mistakes. QB Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions, including the first play of the game, but the Titans also failed to convert a fourth-and-1 from the Bengals' 35-yard line with just over seven minutes left to play.
49ers 13-10 over Packers.
The 49ers didn't score a single offensive touchdown. but they were able to pull off the upset in Green Bay thanks to special teams play and a defense that shut down Aaron Rodgers. The 49ers blocked a field goal in the first half & returned a blocked punt for a touchdown to tie the game at 10 with just 4:41 left to play. Robbie Gould then finished it with a 45-yard field goal as time expired.
Rams 30-27 over Buccaneers.
Tom Brady almost pulled it off. But Matthew Stafford had enough magic in the final minute Of ot the Rams to win. At one point, the Buccaneers trailed 27-3, but they managed to tie things up at 27 after a crazy fourth quarter. The Rams escaped with the win when Stafford threw to Cooper Kupp for a 44-yard play just seconds left. That set up a 30-yard walk-off field goal by Matt Gay. The Rams won in spite of turning the ball over four times.
Chiefs 42-36 over Bills in OT.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 378 yards & three touchdowns. And the Chiefs held on to beat the Bills in a game that few will forget. Definitely made Playoff history. Mahomes threw to Kelce for an 8-yard TD in overtime to take the win. in the With just 13 seconds left, Mahomes made a 44-yard drive to set up Butker's 49-yard field goal, which tied the game and sent it to OT.
After a playoff weekend that opened with three straight crazy games, it didn't seem possible that the Bills-Chiefs game would be able to top the previous games, but it did! Games what other games? The Chiefs' win over Bills was an instant classic
Let's take a closer look at the Bills - Chiefs game.
Game gets wild in final two minutes. The two teams combined to score 25 points in the final two minutes of the game, which set a playoff record for the most points scored in the final two minutes of a game (It was also the second-most in NFL history for the final two minutes, behind only the 28 scored by the Ravens and Vikings in 2013).
Bills scoring plays in the final two minutes. The first score in the final two minutes came when Josh Allen connected with Gabriel Davis for a 27-yard TD on FOURTH-AND-13. After the Chiefs responded, Allen and Davis hooked up again for another TD with just 13 seconds left to play. Overall, Davis had four catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns, with the four scores setting an NFL playoff receiving record.
Mahomes was magic. At the two-minute warning, Mahomes only had 190 passing yards in the game, but then he almost DOUBLED that total. After the two-minute warning, and including overtime, Mahomes went 10 of 13 for 188 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning TD pass to Travis Kelce. He also threw a 64-yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill with 1:02 left to play that gave the Chiefs a 33-29 lead.
Did I mention Mahomes was magic? Although Mahomes threw two late touchdowns, that wasn't even the most impressive thing he did. The most impressive thing he did was engineer a 44-yard drive in 10 seconds to set up Harrison Butker's game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. With the Chiefs trailing 36-33 and just 13 seconds left, Mahomes got his team in field goal range by throwing a 19-yard pass to Tyreek Hill followed by a 25-yard pass to Kelce. Those two plays took just 10 seconds off the clock, which left three seconds for Butker to hit the game-tying field goal from 49 yards away.
We all witnessed history. If you feel like you were watching a historical performance, you're right. Both quarterbacks had 300 or more passing yards and three or more touchdown passes to go along with 50 or more rushing yards and zero interceptions. It was the first time in NFL history that BOTH quarterbacks in a game hit all of those numbers.
Heartbreak for Bills fans. The loss to the Chiefs marked the FOURTH time in franchise history that they've lost a postseason game on the final play. It also happened in the 2019 wild card round when the Texans hit a game-winning field goal along with the Music City Miracle in the 1999 wild card round and of course, Scott Norwood's missed field goal on the final play of Super Bowl XXV. If you see a Bills fan today, please hug them.
Andy Reid is on a roll. The win by the Chiefs was the 19th playoff victory in Reid's coaching a career, which is the third-most in NFL history. Reid could move into a tie for second overall with Tom Landry if the Chiefs beat the Bengals this week. Bill Belichick is at the top of the list with 31 wins.
Twelve crazy facts from the divisional round
Sunday, Jan. 30
(4) Bengals at (2) Chiefs, 3 p.m. ET (CBS)
Opening line: Chiefs -7
Current line: Chiefs -7
Sunday, Jan. 30
(6) 49ers at (4) Rams, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Opening line: Rams -4
Current line: Rams -3.5
NFL Draft order is partially set: Top 28 picks are locked in
AND NOW FOR BASEBALL!
Let’s talk Hall of Fame and who belongs, for Real!
Roger Clemens, quite simply, is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.
The statistics and awards reveal the utter dominance during his era.
– Seven Cy Young awards.
– One MVP.
– 11 All-Star selections.
– 354 wins.
– 4,672 strikeouts.
– Seven ERA titles.
If it was merely about numbers, Clemens would have been a shoo-in when he first appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and not about to be extinguished in his last year of eligibility.
The trouble with Clemens is that you can’t bring up his name without Barry Bonds. As in Barry Bonds and Steroids. And that is why he is not in yet. And the real crime here is that this year, 2022 is the last year the Roger Clemens with all of those wins and strikeouts and titles. This is the last year he can be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Spring training is approaching, so when does the new collective bargaining agreement need to be in place? At some point in the next few weeks MLB and the MLBPA will agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, bringing to an end what is already the longest owners' lockout in baseball history. Major League Baseball will not cease to exist. The two sides will reach a deal at an undetermined point in the future. Dec. 1 expiration of the old CBA was the closest thing to a real deadline -- but the longer the lockout goes on, the more it compromises the season.
The 1990 lockout set a precedent for a delayed Opening Day. That lockout lasted 32 days, shortened spring training to roughly two weeks, and pushed Opening Day back one week. Three extra days were tacked on to the end of the schedule to allow for a full 162-game season. So yes, pushing Opening Day back is a thing that has happened and could happen again.
NOW FOR SOME BASKETBALL
The Trade deadline is Feb 10th. The season is half over and where ae we now?
27 days to the All Star game? Who will be there?
Bucks, Suns Warriors & Heat are the contenders right now for the title. Lakers keep losing, Suns are 5-0 on the road and return home to face the Jazz.
W - L PCT GB PF PA CONF DIV L10 STRK
1 Miami Heat
30-17 .638 - 108.6 104.1 19-9 8-2 7-3 W1
2 Brooklyn Nets
29-17 .630 0.5 112.2 109.8 20-9 6-1 5-5 L1
3 Chicago Bulls
28-17 .622 1.0 110.3 108.6 19-11 6-3 3-7 L2
4 Milwaukee Bucks
30-19 .612 1.0 112.0 108.2 19-15 7-2 5-5 W3
5 Cleveland Cavaliers
28-19 .596 2.0 107.2 102.5 15-10 4-2 7-3 W1
6 Philadelphia 76ers
27-19 .587 2.5 107.5 105.7 17-12 4-6 7-3 W1
7 Charlotte Hornets
26-21 .553 4.0 114.1 114.2 17-11 5-5 7-3 L1
8 Boston Celtics
24-24 .500 6.5 107.6 105.5 17-13 5-6 6-4 W1
9 Toronto Raptors
22-22 .500 6.5 106.8 106.1 14-13 5-5 5-5 L1
10 Washington Wizards
23-24 .489 7.0 107.8 109.9 16-16 6-5 4-6 L3
11 New York Knicks
23-24 .489 7.0 104.2 104.5 14-18 4-6 6-4 W1
12 Atlanta Hawks
21-25 .457 8.5 111.2 111.7 13-15 6-5 5-5 W4
13 Indiana Pacers
17-30 .362 13.0 108.2 109.1 8-22 2-7 3-7 L1
14 Detroit Pistons
11-35 .239 18.5 102.0 111.6 7-19 2-7 4-6 L2
15 Orlando Magic
9-39 .188 21.5 102.1 110.6 6-28 2-10 2-8 W1
W - L PCT GB PF PA CONF L10 STRK
1 Phoenix Suns
36-9 .800 - 112.5 104.5 22-7 9-1 W6
2 Golden State Warriors
34-13 .723 3.0 109.4 101.8 18-8 5-5 W2
3 Memphis Grizzlies
32-17 .653 6.0 111.6 108.4 24-11 7-3 L1
4 Utah Jazz
30-17 .638 7.0 114.2 107.1 19-7 3-7 L1
5 Dallas Mavericks
27-20 .574 10.0 105.3 102.5 21-11 8-2 W1
6 Denver Nuggets
24-21 .533 12.0 107.9 106.9 16-14 6-4 W1
7 Minnesota Timberwolves
23-23 .500 13.5 111.0 110.0 16-15 7-3 W1
8 Los Angeles Lakers
23-24 .489 14.0 111.3 112.7 13-16 5-5 L1
9 LA Clippers
23-25 .479 14.5 105.2 106.5 13-20 4-6 L1
10 Portland Trail Blazers
20-26 .435 16.5 108.4 112.0 8-19 6-4 W2
11 New Orleans Pelicans
17-28 .378 19.0 105.5 109.7 11-16 4-6 W1
12 Sacramento Kings
18-30 .375 19.5 110.5 114.5 13-20 2-8 L3
13 San Antonio Spurs
17-30 .362 20.0 110.4 111.1 10-17 2-8 L2
14 Oklahoma City Thunder
14-32 .304 22.5 100.3 107.8 10-21 1-9 L5
15 Houston Rockets
14-33 .298 23.0 108.3 116.3 7-19 4-6 L1