January 4, 2009

Wildcard Weekend

At least, one of my picks won this week. Thankfully for Eagles fans the Birds were it, holding off the feisty Vikings 26-14. Brian Westbrook once again proved to be the difference as his 71 yard mid-4th quarter TD put the game out of reach.

The Dolphins season ended a little earlier than I hoped, thanks primarily to Ed Reed as the opportunistic Ravens beat Miami 27-9. But given their incredible turnaround this season I can't say I am disappointed in the Fish. Bill Parcels, Tony Sporano, and Chad Pennington (despite today's performance) have fans in South Florida (and suburban Philly) looking forward to next season for the first time in years.

In Saturday's games, the Chargers Darren Sproles had 326 all-purpose yards including a 22 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat Peyton Manning and the Colts 23-17. Meanwhile, Kurt Warner out-dueled Matt Ryan and the Falcons. The Cardinals won their 2nd straight home playoff game, 61 years after their first, by beating Atlanta 30-24.

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