Posts Tagged ‘AFC Divisional Playoffs’

Welker loses decal on hard hit

How do you know when you’ve been hit harder than usual in an NFL game? Try when your separated from the decal on your helmet.

Braylon Edwards: ‘Take that’

Braylon Edwards had some choice words to anyone that picked against the Jets.

Holmes catch worth another look

There’s a lesson to be learned for Patriots CB Kyle Arrington: sometimes, there’s just nothing you can do.

Brady (gasp) throws interception

The opening minutes of Sunday’s divisional playoff game brought us something we hadn’t seen in quite some time: A Tom Brady interception.

WR/KR Smith out for Jets; CB Coleman active

The Jets won’t have WR/KR/Wildcat QB Brad Smith for Sunday’s divisional-round showdown with the Patriots because of a groin injury he suffered during last week’s wild-card victory over the Colts.

Steelers’ Smith out, Ravens’ Birk in for Round 3

Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, is active for the AFC Divisional showdown with the rival Baltimore Ravens Saturday, as expected. Polamalu was a full participant in practice for the first time Thursday and was listed as probable on the team’s final injury report. He missed games in Weeks 15 and 16 while dealing with ankle and Achilles injuries, but he returned in Week 17 to face the Cleveland Browns.

Welker is as clever as he is quick

When Patriots WR Wes Welker stepped to the podium on Thursday, he worked in a reference to feet on his first answer. And then he didn’t stop.

Farrior: ‘We all hate those guys’

Steelers LB James Farrior had this to say about the Ravens: “We all hate those guys.”

Steelers’ Scott not talking about Suggs

Jonathan Scott has had about enough of the Terrell Suggs talk.

Terrell Suggs has message for city of Pittsburgh

With all of the trash talk between rivals this week (OK, maybe it’s just the Jets), don’t think Terrell Suggs was going to be left out of the fun.

True to Belichick-ean form, Patriots aren’t talking

Rex Ryan being Rex Ryan is taking all the attention off the Jets. Bill Belichick being Bill Belichick is making sure the Patriots ignores it.

Saturday’s contenders in good shape for 2009

NFL teams believe in now. But they also plan for the future. The teams involved in this weekend’s divisional playoff games are football’s top eight teams, but all are fairly well positioned for next season. Just take a look at Saturday’s teams and where they’re projected to be in relation to next season’s approximate $123 million salary cap.

Picking a QB in first round usually pays off

It’s a quarterback-driven league. We’re reminded of it again and again. And the quarterbacks still standing validate it.

Look at the eight remaining teams and eight remaining quarterbacks: Arizona’s Kurt Warner, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco, Carolina’s Jake Delhomme, the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Tennessee’s Kerry Collins.

AFC divisional-round matchups set

The Ravens’ 27-9 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday set the matchups for the AFC Divisional Playoff round next weekend, and both games will be rematches of regular-season contests won by the conference’s top two seeds.

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