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COMMENTATOR: It will be time for these two teams to settle into the

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limelight. One-man wrecking crew. How did he do

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that? An unstoppable. STUDIO: Hello and welcome to NFL this week.

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Despite having a combined 18 years NFL experience and a few Super Bowl

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rings, both Osi Umenyiora and Jason are none the wiser as to who will

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make the playoffs. You could argue that views around here been

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questionable at times but I will cut you some slack. The NFL season has

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been a wild one so far. Week 13 of 17, the battle for the playoffs is

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well and truly up and running. Joining me after the jaunt to

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Minnesota, the knowledgeable ones, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell. Do you

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like that? I like that. Kansas City Chiefs have divided opinion, last

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week, we lavished praise on their victory over the Denver Broncos but

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the big games are coming thick and fast for Kansas City. They had a

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week 13 trip to Atlanta, leaders of the NFC South. Matt Ryan leading a

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red-hot Atlanta offense that is leading the NFL. The Atlanta

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Falcons, top of the NFC South, playing at home and with one of the

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most potent offenses in the NFL. But beware. How about those Chiefs? In

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the AFC West, there are teams that travel well. Among them, the Kansas

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City Chiefs. Comfortable on the road and most adept at taking the ball

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off their opponents. COMMENTATOR: 1st goal. Freeman,

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the deep back. Freeman, touchdown. 1st goal.

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To the five, end zone, touchdown. The first touchdown on an opening

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drive this season for the Kansas City Chiefs. STUDIO: On the next

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possession, Matt Bryant kicked field goal to extend Atlanta's lead to

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four points. COMMENTATOR: Kendrick West comes into the backfield for

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the first time for Kansas City today. Smith escapes the pressure, a

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penalty marker is thrown. The ball is loose. The pile-up is at the

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44-yard line, Atlanta think they have it, Vic Beasley at administered

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the hit to Alex Smith. Atlanta football, let's check the penalty.

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Gray holding, that penalty is declined. 1st down. Smith was

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fortunate to get away from the pass rush the first time, able to escape

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and lucky he is not hurt as Beasley tackles from behind. Judy macro Matt

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Bryant kicked his second field goal giving Atlanta a 7-point lead in the

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third quarter. COMMENTATOR: Kansas City will go with three type tends

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again, Spencer where in the backfield. They need a yard for a

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1st down. It is complete, touchdown. His second of the game. Matt Ryan,

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we will see what he can do with 48 seconds on the clock and two

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time-outs. He has Freeman in the backfield. Ryan, throwing,

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intercepted in the middle of the field by Eric Berry. 20, ten, five,

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touchdown Kansas City. That is how Kansas City has played the entire

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season, very opportunistic defense, leading the league in takeaway is.

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They baited Matt Ryan into thinking there was an opening. They played a

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robber in the middle of the field with no assignment. Their sixth

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return touchdown this season. Eric Berry takes the football right over

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to his mum. Special moment, he is from Georgia, playing in front of

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family and friends. STUDIO: Atlanta soon bounced back with another field

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goal, cutting the lead to macro four points. COMMENTATOR: The fake, right

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up the middle, Wilson, to the ten, five, touchdown. What a gutsy call

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by Andy Reid and the special teams coordinator. They lined up to go for

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it on 4th down in the own territory to start the second half. Wilson

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takes it right up the middle, he was the protector, a direct snap to him.

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55 yards. Gutsy call to start the second half. Freeman in the

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backfield on 1st goal, Freeman with the football, end zone,

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touchdown. Bird and to, Smith pulls it down and

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throws down the sideline and he was wide open but he missed him. Spencer

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where had nothing but green in front of him and he missed him. Just under

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seven minutes to play in the fourth. 113 receiving yards, everyone else

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for Atlanta, 88. He is back on the field on 3rd 1. Ryan fakes the

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pitch in a wide-open over the middle, inside the 20 and a 1st

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down. 2nd goal. Ryan over the middle, wide-open,

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touchdown, Robinson. That looked like a miss in the

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Kansas City secondary. Eric Berry was not happy, a miscommunication

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with the coverage, he was the safety over the top. He thought he had

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inside help, Marcus Peters was underneath on the slot coverage and

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he thought Peters would come back into the middle zone and Eric Berry

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had no help inside. They will go for two, searching for the 3-point lead.

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Ryan, throwing, intercepted, picked off and it is very, Eric Berry going

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the other way and nobody is going to catch him. Two on the board for the

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Kansas City Chiefs. What a change for the Atlanta Falcons, they take

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the lead and decide to go for two to make it a 3-point game, Eric Berry

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with a 37 yard interception for a touchdown earlier now brings this

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back for two. And the Chiefs, instead of being down, lead by one.

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What they game between those guys. The Chiefs have won six consecutive

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December games. STUDIO: Not only was it a great game but it provided one

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of the stories of the season, a sport story of the season. That

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regards Eric Berry. He was back in Atlanta, his hometown for the first

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time since he had chemotherapy treatment for cancer. This is what

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he said after the game. I shed a few tears before the game and I shed a

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few during the game and after. I think I held it together pretty good

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but there are a lot of emotions, I tried to contain them. The last time

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I came home during the season was to get chemotherapy. This time it was

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to play the game so I was thankful for the opportunity. I take pride in

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a lot of things that people take for granted, when opportunities way, I

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cherish them and try to make the most of them. I made my mind up

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before the game that I would get the ball and I did. It won't matter to

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the things she has given me, and my dad as well. So many nights I was

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crying on their shoulder and trying to make sense of everything going

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on. They kept telling me to keep pressing and that I would be back.

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That I would be able to play the game I wanted to. For it to happen,

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both of them supported me through the process, I can't thank them

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enough. I can't do anything to show my thanks so I keep pushing and keep

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trying. If you are an ardent Atlanta fan, even your heart will melt at

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that. For him to overcome that, I have been through that with my

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sister though I know what it is like for someone to have that kind of

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treatment. The fact he was able to train and get ready for the next

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season was amazing. And in the town he was from. I don't know what to

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say about that. That is extremely emotional. To see a guy perform at

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that level after what he has been through is inspirational. If we go

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back to week ten when they played Carolina, he did something similar.

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Therefore we get onto this game where they beat Atlanta but he has

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history as they say. What is amazing about, a great center fielder,

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anything in the center of the field, he has got. It is his ability to

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read the quarterback in the defense and play to his strengths. I love

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that shot from his perspective and the strength required. That is a

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great pick. That is a great pick. That is what makes him dynamic, when

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he gets the ball in his hand, he can score. That makes such a threat.

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You're going to take me through what is so good about him in this. He is

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there and the intended target of the pass is there, slightly covered.

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What are we looking at from Eric Berry's position? Geller macro from

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films, he knows they are probably going to work this side in the

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middle, you have a tight end outside and the receiver coming in. He is

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almost eliminating threats. He can move over and realise he will work

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this side of the field. So it is more about space than a specific

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man. You have both said that from watching tape, he will know the

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distance that Mathew Ryan will throw the ball, the exact spot.

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He made an incredible play. He is standing flat-footed, he knows where

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it is going. He jumps up before the receiver got his head on it. By

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flat-footed, he is not going deep. He knows where the route is. Then

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the pic to the game? I don't know what Atlanta were thinking. I would

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you throw in the middle? Look at him. He has been doing it all game.

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You would want to throw it outside but you throw it right into the

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middle and to the side? Now, we have had, sorry, you have had a debate

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with us about how exciting Kansas City are, so let's go with the fake

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punt which is a brave call from Andy Reid and excited as well. Talk me

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through what I am meant to be looking at, from this formation, is

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anything different? The only thing different is... Right here. He is

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kind of sat on the line. They like to sit back a little more and get as

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much depth as they can't because they have to shuffle back and get a

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blog but then been on the line is the only tip. His position is

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completely normal? Yes. He has to pick up the opposite of the center.

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Now they just down block, he takes the direct snap and that whole is

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wide open. However, you think, Osi, that from the point of view of

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Atlanta, they have read it wrong. No question. This is 100% terrible

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coaching decision. The reason why I say that, this is where things

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happen, from the 50-yard line, teams like to run there, because at least

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they are not having the ball on their side of the football field.

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What they should have done, was they should have put their defensive

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line, they should had guys like myself, I would have been on the

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football field. From what you said before, I am in charge of the

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buttons, you would have been around there. You would have had the

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defensive tackles right in the middle of the field because you know

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that is what they want. Presumably, all these people here, their line of

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vision is blocked. Yes. There are smaller guys like me. They are

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attempting to block the kick but they are not big enough to stop

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somebody come and down like that. Look at the jersey numbers, you do

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not see the big guys like Osi out there, it is little guys like me and

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we are not equipped for that! Brilliant call by that man. Are we

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giving Andy Reid credit? That was a great call. Analyse the situation.

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Atlanta Falcons did not have the right personnel on the field. Let's

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take a look at our first round-up of week 13. Denver's rookie quarterback

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started only his second game in an ugly defense of the 2010 -- 20-10

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win. 53 yards. Denver are eight and four. Another win for Oakland, they

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were playing catch up for three quarters of the game. Derek Carr led

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them to 29 unanswered points, earning his tenth fourth-quarter

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comeback over the past but-macro seasons by hitting it from 37 yards.

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Magic touch and they now have a ten and two record and we will talk

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about the Raiders more surely. We will hear more about the Lions as

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well. The defense held them. Golden Tate scored a late 66 yard touchdown

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to move the Lions to hate. It was somebody else's files! That was you,

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sir. Tom Brady passed for 269 yards to Chris Hogan as the Patriots raced

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to a 17- 0/2-time lead. They eventually beat the LA Rams. He now

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has 201 career victories, the most by a starting quarterback in NFL

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history. Let's talk about the Raiders, they are now ten and two,

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in the third quarter, they were 24-9 down and for all we have praised

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Raiders and their players, you have to give the fans credit. Down there,

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they are allowed, they get after the opposing offense and that is always

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advantageous to the home team. As we talk about the importance of

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home-field advantage, we have often said it about Seattle and having

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been in Minnesota and seem a home game -- home game and seeing the

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influence that the fans can have, that will be important. Very

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important. People do not give the fans enough credit. It is almost

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like a feeding frenzy when the fans enter the game. You will have both

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played against the Raiders in Oakland when they were very good,

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but that doesn't attract from the vitriol of the fans at times. They

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call it the black hole down there, it smells like you are having a good

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time in that stadium. Don't you mean it smells of beer? Yes. They will

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single you out. It doesn't feel well when you're not playing good. So

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many rivals in the West have to play each other, Oakland, Kansas --

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Kansas and Denver. Given how passionate divisional games, nothing

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is certain. It is very exciting. These teams hate each other. They

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will be going head to head and nothing has been decided in the AFC

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West. Let's mention Detroit, how surprised are you that they went to

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new and won? Defensively, they played a lot better than I thought

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they would. You knew they would do it, but Stafford was on a roll. It

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is a hard thing to do, especially in New Orleans. They play excellent

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football, especially at home and destroyed went there and shut them

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down. Sitting third, you would think it is season over for Washington but

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it is not. Their record compares favourably to their rivals and

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leaves them in one of the wild card spots. This week they head to

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Arizona. It is a crucial week with Tampa Bay breathing down their

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necks. Questions, questions. Kirk Cousins, do they really like at the

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Washington Redskins? He keeps asking and keeps doing his best to force a

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yes out of his employers. The Arizona Cardinals, are they what

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they once were? Only in a wild card chasing kind of way, it seems, but

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to difficult questions, it is never too late to find a different kind of

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answer. The Cardinals are threatening on the first possession

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of the game. They need this game and with losses so far by the Eagles and

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the saints, that can all come play well to them if they can win. They

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are playing with the dues and energy. You need to be accountable

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about how you start a football game. 15 play, coming up, the Redskins

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offense has been on the field a long time and they go to Johnson. He gets

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hit, into the enzyme, touchdown, Cardinals! It was the David Johnson

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show. On this opening series and the have taken the lead. In the second

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quarter, Dustin Hopkins gave Washington their first points of the

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game. He kicked his second of the quarter from 20 yards on the next

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Redskins possession and Arizona responded with a 28 yard to extend

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their lead to four points going into half-time. Five characters. Plenty

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of time for Kirk Cousins to go deep and he has to Jackson who is tackled

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at the fire line. Great protection for Kirk Cousins and 59 yard pass,

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the longest played from scrimmage today. An extra offensive lineman

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for the Redskins. It is Kirk Cousins Web the quarterback. No signal yet.

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Touchdown. Cousins got over and the Redskins score their first touchdown

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of the game and take their first lead. On the following possession,

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they missed a field goal setting Washington up with good field

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possession. Vincent Painter has come in. John Sullivan

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remains at center. The Redskins offensive line is really fill.

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Cousins loses the ball, it is a fumble and it is picked up by the

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Cardinals. Golden is tackled. Campbell, came back, forced the

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fumble and the first turnover of the game and at the Cardinals have an

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opportunity, a big one here. A three technique, has to win this battle.

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His pad level is lower. You're winning that battle. His feat never

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stop on contact and he does not go for the kill shot. Trusting his

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athletic ability, picking it up and trying to score. The receiver lined

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up to the left. Palmyra. Has sometime. Touchdown. Michael Floyd!

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That was a great pass by Carson Palmer. Anything of center would

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have been intercepted and the Cardinals regain the lead. We go

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back to 3rd down and ten. Redskins want to do better and the Cardinals

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want to hold that and there is a pass for the touchdown. Jamison

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Crowder, quiet for most of this game, finally gets into the action.

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A pass from Kirk Cousins to Jamison Crowder. Chris Thompson, you are a

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football player, stepping in there with the big boys. Does getting

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enough in the way to allow Kirk Cousins and Jamison Crowder on a

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switch route, putting the pressure on the safety and beating Tony

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Jefferson. 3rd down and three, Carson Palmer goes to Fitzgerald and

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he may not have the 1st down, let's see where they spot the ball. He got

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the 1st down because he is so smart. As he is going down, he is going to

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shove out the ball. Right at the yard line, great understanding of

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where he is on the field in getting that ball across the 1st down.

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Fitzgerald and he is tackled immediately. There it is. Third

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all-time. Written on the football. Larry Fitzgerald, he just climbs the

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ladder. Only behind Tony Gonzalez. Five and a 1st down and maybe a

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touchdown and it is. David Johnson. Only one run. 25 yard pass to David

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Johnson and the Cardinals scorer with still plenty of time remaining

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here in the fourth quarter. What a game between these two play of

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hungry teams. I don't know if he has been talking about it, but we need

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to start talking about David Johnson. They create ways to get him

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the football. He does a great job of getting downfield to block and JJ

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Nelson gets it away. David Johnson showing a burst. On the next

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Redskins Drive, Hopkins had a field goal to cut the lead to one point.

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They are on their own F34. 4th down and less than one. They have got a

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goal and they will run out. 4th down and won on their own line. Victory.

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A gain of 14 yards gets a 1st down and that may be bit gutsy as call he

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has had to make all year. We have heard this talked about all year.

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Playing to win the game. Time-out called by the Redskins. A play

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action and here is Carson Palmer going deeper and it is his pass.

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Touchdown! JJ Nelson! He went for all the marbles on that one, did

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Carson Palmer. In traffic, Nelson made a great play. First of all,

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Carson Palmer, they review it. Makes the throw, his guy are no guy gets

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it. That is a clean catch. 3rd down and four, here comes pressure, the

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Redskins need a touchdown. He is coming up. Here he comes again. This

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pass is going to be picked off by Peterson. Patrick Peterson with the

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interception. It is just a win, but it is a lot better than a loss. It

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makes everything taste better tonight. I am sure... I can't ask

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them to practice any harder. I'll bet there are a lot more smiles are

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practice on Wednesday. That's not the way we want to come

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out of a football game preparing for a good team on the road. We had two

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turnovers and we didn't cause any. It was a good football team so

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credit to the Arizona Cardinals but I feel we underachieved today and

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that is frustrating. In he didn't like a lot, did he? He was not a

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happy man after that game. Parry there were shouts heard from the

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locker room afterwards. It got a bit angry. But as former players, that

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is part and parcel. I have to tell you a story. Settle back. Is always

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used to make me laugh. We would say our prayers as a team, we would say

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The Lord's Prayer before the game, half-time and at the end of the

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game. So maybe at half-time, the coach would come in, we would be

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getting beaten and he would say" you guys are playing horrible. I can't

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believe this is happening. " "Let Us pray." I remember this. Two you

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can't pray after you say all of that. I had to get that off my mind.

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I like your stories. They gave penalties, Washington, two penalties

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on the first drive that he was fuming about. That does not set you

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off well. You do not want setbacks with penalties. This is the formula

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to beat them, pressure Kirk cousins. Make him get the ball out quick and

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make fast decisions. That is what they did. Towards the end of the

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game, he was under such pressure. Under duress. It doesn't matter how

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good you are. Kirk Cousins has been playing as well as anybody. Once the

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pressure comes at you, you make any quarterback look ordinary and they

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made him look terrible. You start to see receiver not being able to do

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just than the on the same timing. That is what happens when you have

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youth around you. We have rarely seen him rattled this season. In

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recent weeks he has been one of the best performing quarterbacks in the

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NFL. He has been sitting back there able to deliver the ball. They have

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harassed him and he couldn't beat them downfield. These are playoff

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chasing teams, it might be a bit far for the Cardinals to get to the

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playoffs, they converted ten of 16 third downs in this game. We saw how

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well they defended. Cardinals fans will wonder what could have been. A

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little bit too late. If you look at that offensive of forms, ten of 16

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on 3rd down is remarkable. You will not lose many games converting ten

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of 16 but I wish they had done this earlier. What I like about this game

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is they got rid of the ball quickly rather than taking three the -- deep

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drops like in previous games. I we still agree that it is too far for

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them to get to the playoffs? They would have two win out, it's not

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going to happen. All or nothing. I'm not used to you doing subtle jokes.

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A quick reminder that you can get another dose of the NFL on Saturday

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night. We will have highlights of the huge AFC West matchup between

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Kansas City and Oakland and we preview week 14 as well. If you are

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new to the sport, in 2014, Cleveland were not the worst team in the NFL.

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I will say that again, Cleveland were not the worst team in the NFL.

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Tampa Bay's 2-14 record secured that title. They got the number one pick

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in the 2015 draft as a result and they chose quarterback Jameis

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Winston. Less than two years after that terrible season, they are on a

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three-game winning streak, flying Cross country to San Diego. A win

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would tie them with Atlanta in the NFC South. Importantly it would move

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them into the NFC wild card spot at the expense of Washington. To be

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bottom of your division in week 30 might quell your fire but not in San

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Diego. No easy pickings in the AFC West. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are

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on a roll and on the road, vying for top spot in the NFC South. The dog

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end weekends of the NFL regular season, no such thing.

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COMMENTATOR: Chargers with 45 points scored on opening drive this season,

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2nd 9 for the Chargers. Rivers looks everything over. He uses up

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the play clock, time to throw, wide open. Cuts in, dives for the

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goal-line, touchdown. Another big play for Mr reliable, Don Trail

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Inman. Hayward opposite Evans. Of the play fake. It is intercepted by

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Casey Hayward. The league leader gets his seventh interception of the

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season. How about that? What a start for the San Diego Chargers defense.

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STUDIO: They were unable to capitalise on that turnover after a

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missed field goal attempt and gave Tampa Bay a chance to get on the

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scoreboard. COMMENTATOR: 2nd goal. Doug Martin, he tries to break

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through the wall, reaching for the goal-line. A signal is touchdown.

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What an effort by Doug Martin. 2nd goal at the two yard line. Gates.

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Rivers, for Gordon, drives for the goal-line and he is in for a

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touchdown. Tenth rushing touchdown of the season for Melvyn Gordon.

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STUDIO: In the second half, Tampa Bay reduced the lead to four points

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as they converted a 27 yard field goal. COMMENTATOR: Rivers,

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intercepted. That is returned by David for a touchdown. What a turn

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of events, the defense is taking over as David has the interception,

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15 yard return for a touchdown. And Tampa Bay had taken the lead. 11

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carries, 56 yards in this one. When you see the receiving yards, total

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yards from scrimmage for Melvyn Gordon. An outstanding back. He has

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breakaway speed and power to run inside. Three wide receivers for the

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Chargers. Gates shifting. Gordon carries, wide, makes the cut,

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breaking two tackles and tripped up in Tampa Bay territory. Tough run by

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Melvyn Gordon, 23 yards. 1st down for the Chargers, they use the

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time-out with the play clock winding down. The fullback shifts back in

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the backfield. Off the play fake, Rivers, going deep. Up top for

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Tyrone Williams, touchdown. The big play, they got the big run from

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Melvyn Gordon and they follow it up with a 40 yard touchdown pass,

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Rivers to Williams. STUDIO: In the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers

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responded with an eight play Drive that ended with a 35 yard field

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goal, the Chargers lead was down to a single point. COMMENTATOR: He

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steps up. He gets a block, throws into the end zone, touchdown. Jameis

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Winston just fired it in the. A double move, out and up, gets the

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coverage to jump outside and sure enough, Denzel Perryman not good

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coverage on Cameron break. Sixth touchdown of the season for the

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second year tight end out of Harvard. Now, the Buccaneers going

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for two. Three receivers to the right. Winston rolls, trouble, it's

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good to Mike Evans. He slipped the pass rush and made the throw to

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Evans. 2nd 1. Gordon goes out Rivers throws deep,

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looking for Inman, intercepted. Intercepted by the safety, Keith

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Candy. Rivers had room to get the 1st down and he went for it all. He

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gets picked off. Big interception by Keith Tandy, he has been known

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because of his play on special teams, he has not played a lot of

:36:56.:37:01.

snaps on defense. But he had to step up due to injury and comes away with

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a key interception in the fourth quarter. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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have now won four in a row, tied for first in the NFC South with a 7-5

:37:12.:37:19.

record. How about that? The one thing the coach has been

:37:20.:37:23.

emphasising, about finishing. I believe we did a good job of that.

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The defense finished strong, Keith Tandy with a great turnover for us.

:37:29.:37:32.

The offensive line have been playing well all year and that continued

:37:33.:37:37.

today. A lot of things went wrong in the first half. All of that other

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stuff will work out over time but it was great to get a win. San Diego is

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a good football team and we had to really fight to get this done. I am

:37:49.:37:53.

proud of our guys. The NFC South will be great going down the stretch

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with both of them 7-5. Atlanta have the Rams, 49ers, Panthers and

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Saints. Tampa Bay have the Saints twice, Panthers and also the

:38:04.:38:08.

Cowboys. There are some battles going on. Some great football to

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watch. I love what Tampa Bay is doing. They are bawling right now.

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Is there more pressure on Atlanta because people expect them to go

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further, is there less pressure on Tampa Bay? It has to be. Atlanta

:38:24.:38:28.

have been better for most of the season but Tampa are playing well

:38:29.:38:31.

down the stretch, interesting to see how it plays out. There is less

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pressure because Jameis Winston is only in his second year and he is

:38:38.:38:41.

learning. You know that team has time, he is a young quarterback and

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they are trying to get him to evolve and mature. He is doing things that

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veteran quarterbacks do. The way he works the pocket and his footwork,

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he doesn't panic. He knows his body type and can deliver the ball. What

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do you look for in a second year from a quarterback to show they are

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developing the right way? All players in the NFL make their

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biggest lead from year 12-year two, it is mentally. This is where they

:39:11.:39:14.

make the transition to becoming good football players. If they are able

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to eliminate a lot of mental mistakes. When he talks about his

:39:18.:39:24.

coach saying to close it out, that is a sign of mental strength, is it?

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You got to know what is happening in the game. That is part of the mental

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aspect of being a quarterback and he is doing that. The reason they

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picked him number one was not that he had a better skill set than

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Marcus Mariota but that he is a winner. They knew eventually he

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would bring a winning mentality to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who does

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he remind you of, who is currently in the league, and established

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quarterback? Definitely Big Ben. That is a tall tale because of what

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Roethlisberger has done in his career but he has the same

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mannerisms. His stature in the pocket. Always looking downfield. He

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takes the pressure and moves quickly. He is so big he is not

:40:12.:40:15.

worried about falling down with the first defender. I have to agree. The

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only quarterback he plays similar to is Big Ben. He is younger than Big

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Ben, more mobile. And he also hasn't had the injuries. He hasn't been

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banged up like Roethlisberger. When Ben runs, he can get downfield. They

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have the girth. That's another way of putting it. Let's look at our

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final round-up from week 13. We start with Baltimore winning over

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the Dolphins. The day train came off the rails in this game. Baltimore

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38-6 against Miami College of lacquer increasing his record to 5-0

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against the Dolphins. His favourite target, Dennis Pitter, had two

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touchdowns. Not a great day for the Giants against Pittsburgh. The

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Pittsburgh defense holding the Giants in check restricting Eli

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Manning to two late touchdowns. Roughly spoke to Antonio Brown late

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on and then the dairy as green as Pittsburgh matched the Ravens on the

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top of the AFC North. It is Rogers 14 consecutive home win

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in December. That looks like a horrible place to play. That is not

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what you want. It's the only fun thing about getting to do snow

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angels! I'm not sure that is a massive advantage. Anyhow, Green Bay

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beating Houston 21-13. Indianapolis thrashed the New York Jets at Monday

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night, 41-10. They are now in a 3-way tie for first place. We will

:42:06.:42:12.

see the division shortly. Andrew Luck. Four touchdowns. Sunday now

:42:13.:42:20.

sees a home date for the cold against the Houston Texans. It

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finished their 41-10 in New York. You can't go out to New York after

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that. There was another thumping here, Seattle 47 against the

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Carolina Panthers. Two first-half touchdowns. Tyler Lockett added

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another after half-time. 75 yards that one. The Seahawks ran out 47

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winners. If we just take a look at the standings, the Patriots, if they

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win against Baltimore this weekend that could lock up their title. The

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North is between Baltimore and Pittsburgh and the South is a 3-way

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tie between the Texans, the Colts and the Titans and the AFC West,

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don't forget, Raiders take on the cheats on Thursday night. Dallas are

:43:13.:43:18.

confirmed in the playoffs. Detroit have a two-game lead at the top of

:43:19.:43:21.

the North but they go to the Giants and Dallas before the end of the

:43:22.:43:27.

season. We have been saying about Tampa and Seattle are comfortable in

:43:28.:43:33.

the NFC West. As far as the playoffs are concerned, Oakland are now in

:43:34.:43:37.

the AFC, New England alongside them, the wild Cards are at Kansas City

:43:38.:43:45.

and Denver. Indianapolis and Tennessee will fancy their chances.

:43:46.:43:49.

Tampa Bay now into the wild card positions and as things stand, they

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would go to Detroit. Washington will be breathing down their necks, the

:43:56.:44:03.

New York Jets. The Giants have lost their winning streak, Miami have

:44:04.:44:08.

lost theirs. Let's focus on the Giants, because Eli Manning was

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dreadful, to put it mildly against Pittsburgh. He didn't have one of

:44:14.:44:19.

his better games. Anyone who follows the Giants knows, this is exactly

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what he does. He will have games like this where you look at him and

:44:23.:44:27.

be like, what are you doing? Then he will bounce back. How difficult is

:44:28.:44:31.

it to be a team-mate when you know he will have games

:44:32.:44:42.

like that? If you are a new guy, you'd better hope someone says, we

:44:43.:44:46.

have seen this before, he will come back. Especially with the offense,

:44:47.:44:49.

it is on him to make all the throw is because the running game is not

:44:50.:44:52.

strong. He has games like this. What do you say to him? What was his

:44:53.:44:55.

worst game with you? We were playing against the Minnesota Vikings and he

:44:56.:45:00.

threw four interceptions, the worst I have ever seen. You would look at

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him, but he is so calm and collected, he does not get too high

:45:05.:45:09.

or too low and he goes on a run of play an

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outstanding football. If the Raiders keep their offense up like this,

:45:23.:45:27.

given the strength of their defense, they would be contenders? They will

:45:28.:45:32.

skyrocket to the top, if they can move up like this on offense, they

:45:33.:45:36.

have probably arguably the best defense in the league. If you can

:45:37.:45:40.

stop the run in the playoffs, you can make some good things happen.

:45:41.:45:45.

They are up there and he is the best on in the NFL. No one touches this

:45:46.:45:51.

guy, sometimes he makes mistakes and he seems to be in tune with what is

:45:52.:45:56.

going on around him, but once he gets rolled in, he is unstoppable.

:45:57.:46:02.

It is scary. I am worried about the running game. We still have Steelers

:46:03.:46:11.

to come. That will be a battle. AFC South, three teams on sacks and

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sacks, Titans, Colts, Texas, you're shaking your head. It is mediocre.

:46:19.:46:25.

Some teams figured it out late, you thought Houston would run off with

:46:26.:46:28.

the decent defense, but it did not happen. And you know. Tennessee,

:46:29.:46:36.

that dynamic run game they have... You like Tennessee and colds. As

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long as you have a franchise quarterback in place, anything can

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happen. I had seen it happen. I have seen teams that do not play defense

:46:47.:46:50.

and they go out there and with a good quarterback they make things

:46:51.:46:56.

happen. Don't keep talking. This is the highlight of my week. We have

:46:57.:47:06.

done the Osi index first of all. That is not in widescreen. That is

:47:07.:47:10.

the size of his head. That is who you had as your top five last week

:47:11.:47:14.

and you have brought in the Broncos this week. I had to drop the

:47:15.:47:19.

Falcons. Offensively, there are still pretty good but defensively

:47:20.:47:23.

they have not figured it out. We'll bring up Jason 's. It has not

:47:24.:47:28.

changed. I believe in my choices. They are very strong in your

:47:29.:47:33.

beliefs. Thank you very much to both of you as ever. The NFL show this

:47:34.:47:38.

Saturday after much of the day, that will be at ten to midnight. On

:47:39.:47:48.

Thursday, live Rugby Union. That is week 13 wrapped up, congratulations

:47:49.:47:51.

to the Dallas Cowboys, are first confirmed a playoff team and at the

:47:52.:47:55.

other end, the New York Jets are the latest in at a playoff contention.

:47:56.:48:00.

The season is over for Ryan Fitzpatrick and most likely his

:48:01.:48:04.

career in New York. Tom Bowles broke the news he will not play again this

:48:05.:48:09.

season. Personally, I would have had the tea lady tell him that. The

:48:10.:48:13.

three of us will see on Saturday, have a good week. Goodbye. It is a

:48:14.:48:24.

fanfare moment, America's team, first to make the playoffs. First to

:48:25.:48:30.

take that step into the postseason. Still a long way to go and even

:48:31.:48:36.

further for the teams jostling just about hanging onto their hopes. No

:48:37.:48:42.

fanfare yet for them, only the swirl of the fanfare, only in the NFL.

:48:43.:48:59.

I fundamentally disagree with hunting rare animals.

:49:00.:49:02.

But will living with hunters change Stacey's mind?

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