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Posts Tagged ‘NFC’

We’re Going To Tampa!!! (Super Bowl XLIII)

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Super Bowl Quarterbacks

Yeah, yeah. I figured I, just like everybody else, would play this, “I can’t believe Arizona is in Super Bowl card,” but that’s too obvious. Furthermore, if the Cardinals offense keeps scoring like they have and they continue to get decent support from their defensive unit, Arizona is not going to be an easy win for any team they play in two weeks. It’s really pretty simple: Kurt Warner has all the experience you can ask for and his receiving corps is clearly the best in the league. These two components alone make them a legitimate threat to win the Super Bowl.

More Super Bowl thoughts after the jump >>

Chris Clemons Destroys Tarvais Jackson


So which is the better exclamation point? The Chris Clemons stiff-arm or the absolute burial of Tarvaris Jackson? Both helped the Philadelphia defense score a touchdown, although, the points were much more of a necessity against Minnesota than they were against Dallas. It’s hard to pick a winner because both plays are indeed memorable, but since a playoff win is more valuable than a regular season win — even if said regular season win catapulted your team to the playoffs — I think I’m picking the Jackson burial as being the most important out of the two.

Worst Team In The NFL – Week 4

Sheldon Brown

By now, it’s pretty obvious who currently has the worst team in the NFL even though there are four teams who haven’t won a game yet. While Cincinnati, Detroit and Houston aren’t very good — Houston is easily the best out of this bunch — they aren’t as bad as the St Louis Rams.

Detroit and Houston have serviceable offenses, much like the Bengals used to have. Now the Bengals are relying on an almost-respectable defense to keep their games close. The Rams have neither. They are the absolute worst in the NFL in both offense and defense, and in most cases, it’s by a wide margin.

More NFL foul play after the jump >>

Oh Yeah, The Pro Bowl Was Last Night

The NFL held their All-Star festivities in Honolulu yesterday and for some reason, I’m reminded of the “tree falling in the forest” metaphor. Is it still considered an NFL game if no one watches?

Viewers or no didn’t stop no-longer-a-rookie Adrian Peterson from winning MVP honors as he led the NFC to victory over the AFC by the score of 42-30. Over at Deadspin, they have a great write-up about the NFL’s answer to the NBA’s All-Star weekend, however, I don’t think the NFL manages to pull it off with the same fanfare… maybe they could have a dunk contest using the field goal uprights.

More Pro Bowl goodness after the jump ››

Pro Bowl Is Still On

Pro Bowl LogoFor those of you lamenting the end of the NFL season, fear not. There’s still have one more game for you to check out: The NFL Pro Bowl. The NFL’s annual All-Star game again takes place again in Hawaii this upcoming Sunday.

In case you are wondering who got voted into the game, check out the NFC and the AFC rosters.

NFC Pro Bowl Selections

Now for your NFC Pro Bowl roster, plus a link to Sportaphile’s post discussing the top six Pro Bowl snubs.

Sean TaylorQuarterbacks
Brett Favre – Starter
Matt Hasselbeck – Reserve
Tony Romo – Reserve

Running Backs
Adrian Peterson – Starter
Marion Barber – Reserve
Brian Westbrook – Reserve

Fullbacks
Tony Richardson – Starter

Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald – Starter
Terrell Owens – Starter
Donald Driver – Reserve
Torry Holt – Reserve

Tight Ends
Jason Witten – Starter
Chris Cooley – Reserve

Offensive Linemen
Flozell Adams – Starting Tackle
Walter Jones – Starting Tackle
Leonard Davis – Starting Guard
Steve Hutchinson – Starting Guard
Andre Gurode – Starting Center
Chris Samuels – Reserve
Shawn Andrews – Reserve
Matt Birk – Reserve

Defensive Linemen
Aaron Kampman – Starting Defensive End
Patrick Kerney – Starting Defensive End
Kevin Williams – Starting Defensive Tackle
Pat Williams – Starting Defensive Tackle
Osi Umenyiora – Reserve
Tommie Harris – Reserve

Linebackers
Julian Peterson – Starter
DeMarcus Ware – Starter
Lofa Tatupu – Starter
Lance Briggs – Reserve
Patrick Willis – Reserve

Secondary
Al Harris – Starting Cornerback
Marcus Trufant – Starting Cornerback
Sean Taylor – Starting Free Safety
Darren Sharper – Starting Strong Safety
Terence Newman – Reserve
Ken Hamlin – Reserve

Special Teams
Andy Lee – Punter
Nick Folk – Placekicker
Devin Hester – Kick Returner
Brendon Ayanbadejo – Special Teamer

The addition of Sean Taylor was a nice touch. Well done.