It’s time to start loving the NFL again (now that baseball is all but over).
And the NFL has responded with a picture perfect Sunday. The weather has finally cooled off. The Giants are playing the Rams in London at 9:30 AM.
Then the Titans host the Colts with a chance at first place in the division. And at 4:00 the Buccaneers head to San Francisco to take on the niners. It’s going to be a glorious Sunday.
Well my team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play on Monday Night Football on ESPN tonight in Charlotte against another team I like a lot, the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are minus Cam Newton this evening, and enter the game as six point favorites.
Both teams are 1-3 and the Buccaneers are desperately in need of a win as today there are rumblings about the safety of Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s job.
More than anything, how about a turnover-free game from Jameis Winston for a change? That would be nice. He’s without Doug Martin and Sims the backup running back with Jacquizz Rodgers getting the start.
It’s Sunday, and it’s already week five. Having two children has really cut into my blogging time. I think too this busy period shall pass.
I’ll be watching the Titans at the Dolphins for a bit today. It’s a revenge game for Tennessee – this was the game Marcus Mariota got hurt last year. But let’s be honest. It will probably get out of hand and I’ll turn it off. All my teams are awful.
Enjoy your Sunday all!
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:
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 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!
[Cam Newton Highlights] [Pro Football Talk] [Charlotte Observer] [NFL.com Around the League]
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 highlights] [Newton TD to Olsen] [PFT]
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.