Well, that was something special in the first week of the NFL Playoffs. We saw comebacks, great defensive displays and a concussed Quarterback playing through the 4th quarter. It was a special time for the fans of the Buffalo Bills who have seen their team play in a Playoff game for the first time in just under 18 years. Lets delve into five takeaways of the weekends action.
Suggs lined up for Baltimore in London, but it was the score line that was Madness
Heading down from Manchester on a late summer Sunday, the weather increasingly improved as we descended into the south, so much so that the big coats and jackets were dumped pre-game, allowing our selection of NFL tees to run freely in the sunshine at Wembley Stadium.
Sadly for Baltimore, this was not the only thing that ran freely as the 1-1 Jaguars systematically took apart a supposedly feared Ravens…
QB Troubles Rumble On…
It has been well documented that the quarterback position might be the most important in any team sport – a role in which play-calling, audible changes, reading the opposition and execution are all part of every single movement.
The QB has to lead by example; they must win and keep the respect of his teammates, coaches and fans at all times. And when the performances falter, the quarterback must be ready to shoulder that pressure and respond with a prime-time performance that silences all the doubters…
Hopes, dreams and unusual realities for the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars have a winning record. That sentence hasn’t been uttered since week one of the 2011 season when, in front of 61,000 fans at Everbank Field, the home side ground out a 16-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
It was a superior defensive display that day too, but Jags fans have rarely seen a performance so dominant than Sunday’s 29-7 win over the Houston Texans, which ended with 10 sacks, a franchise best. Marquee free agent signing Calais Campbell picked up four on his own – another team record – as the Jags’ D repeatedly made light work of the Texans’ offensive line and drove opposition QB Tom Savage into the ground on multiple occasions.