Marcus Mariota the hero Sunday in Detroit

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Man the Titans play some ugly football. But I love their Quarterback, the Oregon Quarterback as he’s called by Gil Brandt. And he made two unbelievable throws today which was enough to beat the Detroit Lions in Motown.

The first was a TD strike to Delanie Walker to cut the deficit to 15-10.

Here is video of the game-winner to Andre Johnson:

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The Tennessee Titans are 1-1. It was a fun Sunday with my kids, my dad, and my wife. One of my favorite players led a game-winning drive. For today at least, life was good.

It’s Sunday

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It’s been a looooong NFL offseason. It’s opening week in the NFL, and it’s going to be another crazy Sunday in the life. The Titans host the Vikings, the Buccaneers are in Atlanta, the Bengals are at the Land of the Sopranos and the Giants are in Dallas among some other big tilts; those are the games we will have our eyes on.

Barstool Big Cat said it best. Savor it.

Back with some recaps later!

Carolina Panthers & Cam Newton advance to the Super Bowl, beat Cardinals 49-15

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Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are going to Super Bowl 50 to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Newton threw for a Carolina playoff record 335 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 47 yards and two more scores in an absolute thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15.

It was never really a game. The Panthers jumped out to a lead of 17-0 and then it quickly became 34-7 in the second half. Carson Palmer turned the ball over six times and looked to be in pre-retirement.

Cam Newton threw a long touchdown to Philly Brown, and later added one to Devin Funchess in the face of a blitz. One of his better plays of the day was when he bowled over an Arizona defender for the first down deep in Cardinals territory.

The Panthers set a record for points scored in an NFC title game. Luke Kuechly got in the end zone as well on an interception of Palmer to send Newton to the bench and get Derek Anderson into the game.

The Panthers look unstoppable right now and are -4 favorites against the Peyton Manning Broncos in the Super Bowl. I am extremely happy for Cam Newton although this game lacked the sizzle; he clearly has started to cement his legacy in the game. I always knew in my heart Cam Newton had this destiny ahead of him, and he’s one step closer to winning a title.

Cam Newton and Panthers advance to NFC Title Game

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The Carolina Panthers made sure this season was not in vain. Building a 31-0 lead at halftime, they hung on to beat the Seattle Seahawks in Charlotte; and will host their first ever Conference Championship game this Sunday at 6:40 PM.

Cam Newton went 16 of 22 for 161 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers. He compiled a rating of 108.3, and his touchdown pass to Greg Olsen was one of the better throws of his career.

This will go down as a great memory. I really want to see Carolina get to their first Super Bowl with Rivera and Cam. This Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals is as big as it gets.

It’s just your time, Young Legend

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A few years ago on a Sunday just like this one, we posted a photo of Cam Newton preparing to play in the biggest game of his life.

A lot has changed since then. Cam is one of, if not the top star in the NFL today. The Panthers have grown up. They are no longer climbing the mountain. They have reached the zenith, and it’s time for them to take the next step. It can go one of two ways today: they can win the game and go on to write the story the way it was meant to be written in NFL lore and history or they can fall short of making a few plays and we can go on to wonder forever what might have been.

If they win today, they are the team that forever goes down as the team that delivered the knockout blow to the Seattle Seahawks and their run of getting to Super Bowls.

I couldn’t love a football player more than I do Cam Newton. He’s always been my guy. I hope he goes out today and plays an error free game that will be remembered forever. I want him to make this one count.

It’s their time.

It’s Sunday

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It’s Divisional Round Sunday, and this is the biggest game in Cam Newton’s career taking place in Charlotte today. It’s uncharacteristically cold in Charlotte today. I am very worried for the Carolina Panthers, I want them to grab this game. It’s 39 degrees in Charlotte right now.

The late game is in Denver, the elements will be a factor there as well. It could be Peyton Manning’s last ride against the Steelers.

It’s the best Sunday of the year. The biggest Sunday of the year. Please God let the Panthers advance.

Drama in the Desert

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Carson Palmer just threw a tipped touchdown pass to Michael Floyd for his second touchdown catch of the day to put the Cardinals up 17-13 in Arizona with just over 3:00 to go. The Packers just kneeled the kickoff.

Palmer has been really shaky, throwing one to Sam Shields that could have ended the game but Shields dropped his third interception attempt of the day.

The Packers have hung in there tough with a really banged up WR corps, but time is running out on their season.