Brees to face Brady in NFL play-offs
11/01/2021 | sport | other | 140
Drew Brees will face Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round of the NFL play-offs after the New Orleans Saints advance from the super wildcard weekend.
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11/01/2021 10:25:36 0 0
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Mainly through bad throws by Ben, Mahomes won't make as many mistakes and give those chances. When Ben got it right they couldn't stop him, Over 500 yards through passing.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:11:23 2 0
bbc
Decent yardage numbers, yes, but it can't be forgotten that the Browns played soft zone in the second half to avoid giving up too many big plays.
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11/01/2021 11:34:18 1 0
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I realise that, but it doesn't change the fact they gave up 37 points to a side whose QB threw 4 interceptions. Not great when you have to go to Arrowhead and face Mahomes etc.
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11/01/2021 12:18:49 0 0
bbc
It also can't be forgotten the Steelers don't have a running game so they have no option but to throw all the time. Face it, the Browns won't beat KC but I'm pleased they got as far as they did given how long it's been.
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11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:12:30 4 0
bbc
Bears made it because Arizona bottled it down the stretch.
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11/01/2021 13:06:51 1 0
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Hey! We helped.
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11/01/2021 10:52:45 3 43
bbc
Why do the BBC persist in ramming this rubbish down our throats. It is at best an extreme minority sport.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:13:35 6 0
bbc
If you don't like it, then just go away. Nobody is ramming anything, there's this thing called 'choice'. Just bore off.
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
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NOBODY CARES
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LG
11/01/2021 11:14:15 2 0
bbc
Yay for attention seekers.
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11/01/2021 10:09:52 6 2
bbc
Unlike JuJu, the Browns play with respect and discipline. In the face of adversity this last three weeks then why not earn a bit of luck. I expect a shoot out next Sunday night in KC and one we will probably lose but, there is nothing to fear and whatever the result the Browns are no longer a laughing stock. Leave that to the Eagles....
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LG
11/01/2021 11:17:30 3 0
bbc
Got to admit that I thought that the task was beyond them given all of the covid losses, but not once did I question their heart and spirit before kickoff. I figured they'd go in there, have a good go, and there would be no shame in losing to what many people considered to be a better team.

But fair play to Cleveland. Despite Pittsburgh's comeback attempt, they never looked in danger of losing.
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11/01/2021 11:14:04 6 0
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Intriguing year this year. Of the remaining matchups, all could be close (Yes, even Browns v Chiefs - Browns have nothing to lose) no one team is playing head and shoulders above the rest and all seem to have weaknesses that can be exploited.

Could be the year for the Bills...
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LG
11/01/2021 11:19:20 2 0
bbc
The Bills and the Ravens are the two teams in my opinion who will be able to go to KC next week with nothing to fear (assuming they get past Cleveland of course). Looking forward to that contest in Buffalo.
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11/01/2021 11:51:34 1 0
bbc
Agreed, KC appeared to stutter towards the end of the campaign whereas Bills and Ravens appear to have got their slump out of the way in mid season. Both are peaking at the right time and I have a funny feeling that either of them could go very deep into the playoffs - in fact it's the Ravens who I feel almost have a point to prove after the way their dominant year last year fizzled out.
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11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 11:53:33 3 3
bbc
Agreed: with Chappers the banter was appropriate, but now it's 3 schoolchildren playing together. I just don't watch the shows now. I thought the BBC were taking American Football seriously - not any more, apparently.
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11/01/2021 11:55:35 7 0
bbc
Definitely missing Chappers this season!
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11/01/2021 12:04:49 10 2
bbc
I'm not an American Football fan by any stretch whatsoever, knowing nothing about it and historically, caring even less . Since Osi and (less so) Jason started, i've found them to be entertaining and as a result, i can now watch the highlights and get an appreciation for the skill involved in the game. If it wasn't for them, i'd be asking why the BBC wastes money on this 'minority interest' sport.
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11/01/2021 20:49:15 1 0
bbc
The job is really hard for the BBC crew this year. Channel 5 has a Monday Night Game which true to the Beeb means no mention. Other point about 2020 is there are no trips to the USA for a weekend or London Games.
(they don't do proper sports news/ anything not on their channels doesn't get mentioned/ there's an NZ version of the WBBL that I can't find on the Cricket pages).
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11/01/2021 09:48:39 15 0
bbc
That is one hell of a win by the Browns. Of course, it didn't all go smoothly - it never does for the Browns - but that must have felt really good for them. Well done.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:23:08 1 0
bbc
It went as smoothly for Cleveland as it needed to. Every time the Steelers got close, the Browns responded with a timely score to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Had Pittsburgh come back to win, I feel it would have been undeserved.
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11/01/2021 12:03:15 4 0
bbc
Disappointed the Titans didn't play better. Love watch Henry.
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LG
11/01/2021 18:20:40 2 0
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The Ravens were not messing around on defense for that game. And to be fair to the Titans, they stayed competitive throughout, it just wasn't their day this time.
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11/01/2021 16:10:49 0 0
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Earnest Byner - the fumble etc etc
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LG
11/01/2021 18:21:32 0 0
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Don't forget 'The Drive'.
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11/01/2021 16:41:55 1 1
bbc
The Steelers lost the game in the first quarter; they were already so far behind there was no coming back. And where was Henry? Packers, Chiefs, Ravens and Saints for me.
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LG
11/01/2021 18:24:25 2 0
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Henry was there, the Ravens just had a plan for him and they executed it perfectly. Give them some credit.