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He is going to fire towards the end zone. Roger is looking downfield. A

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one-man wrecking crew. Unbelievable! How did he do that? For the weather.

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Unstoppable. No, that's not my week spent

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with this pair but words to sum up We'll hear from Osi and Jason later,

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but before we start the show, a quick reminder of how

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it all works.. The NFL is split into two

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conferences - the AFC and the NFC. Each conference has 4 divisions;

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East, North, South and West. To get to the playoffs you need

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to win your division, or gain a wildcard spot by having

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one of the best two records. The teams are then seeded depending

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on their regular season record. Following the completion

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of week 14 this is how the playoff picture looked...

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New England and Kansas City occupied top spot Denver occupied a wild card

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spot with Miami looking in. top spot Denver occupied a wild card

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spot with Miami looking in. Dallas and Detroit in 1 and 2 seeds,

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which if they stayed there by week Tampa Bay in the wildcard spot

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but Green Bay looking in. Over the hill and past

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their sell by date... Each season unfortunate

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candidates across the NFL This season it's been Super Bowl

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winner Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.

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Starting the season at 4 and 6, there was harsh criticism coming

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from some quarters in Green Bay. However, you can't keep

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a Super Bowl winner down. Currently on a 3 game winning

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streak, Rodgers and Green Bay have roared back to life in the NFC

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North. the Chicago Bears season has been

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called. They have long been stuck in the freezer in the basement and for

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a time, the Green Bay Packers were not exactly chilli hot. Just chilli,

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feeling the cold as well. But writing off Aaron Rodgers is likely

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to trigger and fire up the old spirit of defiance.

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The Packers have won three in a row. They get number two. What a drive

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for Green Bay. 2nd 4. Not much. Maybe two on the plate, Joe Thomas,

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the linebacker getting on the tackle. Joe Thomas for the sticker,

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got that right off could even carries. It is unreal. It really is.

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Unbelievable. Three Bears possessions later, the field goal

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put the home team on the board. Chicago would get the ball back.

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Bellamy makes the catch. Touchdown! Ooh! Josh Bellamy, he has shown a

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lot as a receiver. It is important as the receiver, right there, he

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catches it and then a stiff arm a legal stiff arm by Bellamy forcing

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himself in the end zone. On the next Packers possession, Crosby kicked a

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34 yarder to tie the game going into half-time. They will start off the

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half with the football. Green Bay recovers. It is the ageless Julius

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Peppers. They held them early this year so he would be effective when

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it matters most. I would say that is effective, running right by. The

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143rd sack of his career. Still playing great at 36 years old.

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Unbelievable. What a start. The following Packers possession scrawls

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-- stalls and they settled for an 18 yarder from Crosby to take a 3-point

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lead. 3rd 9. Berkeley. Owing to fire it deep. He has got it. Looking

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for a return. Reverses field. He is taken down at the 42. For the

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interception of the year for Clinton decks. Reverse and ten. Montgomerie.

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Gets it back again. Lagan Montgomerie go! -- look at

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Montgomerie go! He is not built to be that power runner. You can see

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the talent, they do not have it right now. The fullback is in a nice

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job. He doesn't seem to have that same role. 2nd down, Montgomerie

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still in the back four. Montgomerie. In further touchdown. -- in for the

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touchdown. He fires it, intercepted, the return takes it down. A good

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first half. Mark Berkeley. The partners have the fourth turnover of

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the game. Christian Michael is in a tailback. Give it to him. Look at

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Christian Michael. Touchdown. It is a pack attack in Chicago. They give

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Christian Michael little room and he comes about stiff arm, takes it all

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the way to the house the Green Bay Packers. Berkeley. Touchdown. It was

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the shone Jaffrey Drive. Welcome back. Aaron Rodgers is tough. Seven

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times today he has made deliveries. His numbers would be even bigger, he

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has had four great drives. He could have had a couple more. He has got

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time. Brings him down. They had three sacks, their first sack in

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this half and the Bears sensing momentum. Power, left side.

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Touchdown. We got game! Jordan Howard, the thing he does, he he

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sees it, stretch, get downhill, all the way to the end zone. The Bears

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go in back-to-back possessions. Green Bay hit their first to third

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downs of the day. Rogers. Pressure. Rogers is going to run. John Teemu

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prevented the first half. The Bears defense does their job. Berkeley led

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a 14 Play Drive. It was now 27 all with just over one minute left. 3rd

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down and 11 for Green Bay. Rogers. Now some pressure, throws it deep.

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Nelson. He has got it inside the 20. Rogers to Nelson. They have to get

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up and Spike get. No time outs. Rogers yanked him off. They get set

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and they sacked it. Unbelievable. Aaron Rodgers, some people think the

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greatest kicker of the football of all time. It is a beautiful thing to

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see this guy throw a football. In stride, where it has the explosion

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guard in the Green Bay offense. Aaron Rodgers says it is right

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there. From 32 yards, try and win the game for Green Bay. Packers win

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it. Some game. A 60 yard ball on a 3rd down and 11. Rogers gets the

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team down to spike it and Mason Crosby wins it. That was a heck of a

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football game. It was a lot of fun to coach and I like the result. At

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this time of year, especially going into two more division games,

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especially what we have been through, we get stronger, as far as

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our performance and our mentality, we need to get healthy. 27-10 looked

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pretty good. We let them get back in it. More drive in offense, we did

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not take any time of the clock. What we had to have played, we made and

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it was good to get the win. Everybody should know better. You

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should not write off Rogers and the Packers off. He is an outstanding

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football player and an outstanding quarterback. You cannot play that

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kind of defense against a player like that. You see the safety take

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the shorter route and expose the corner, you cannot do that against

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Aaron Rodgers. You talk about not playing the defense like that

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against the Packers and yet, you have to give Rogers so much credit

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for going for this. They could or he could have gone, we will play it

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safe, go into overtime and then we will try and beat them. That's what

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makes him so good. He saw that happen. I'm taking the shot and it

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worked out. Why would you do that? 3rd 11, wild you chase the short

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route and leave this guy wide open running down the middle of the

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football field? Sometimes, I don't know. I just don't know. Are you

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sort of giving Rogers credit but not. You have to give him credit, he

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was able to see that. He took the shot deep. That was a big mistake by

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him. As Aaron Rodgers said in his post match press conference, they

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wanted to get to the stage where they are in control of their own

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destiny and they are in control of their own destiny and for other

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teams, they're in control in their division, but you wouldn't want to

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face them in that division, you would want to face them in the

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playoffs. Absolutely. They are a team that once they are confident

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and rolling, they're hard to beat because they have been here before

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and they have seen all of this before. I managed to get away with

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that question without giving away any other results. Got there in the

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end. Let's concentrate on Green Bay and look at what positions in

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particular and Ty Montgomery who has gone from wide receiver to running

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back in this game, what were his strengths and how difficult was this

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to do? Extremely difficult. He can break tackles. You just saw that. He

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breaks tackles. He could read his offensive line and that is key.

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Receivers, you cannot go back there and do that. You see breakaway

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speed. When you think somebody's job is easy and they say you could not

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do it, that is what they said to him! Here is better than everyone

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may have back there. This is ridiculous. You have to be a bigger

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guy, you have to be more physical to be a running back and he is doing it

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with ease. Obviously, you were both part of the defense, but when you're

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in an NFL team, do you ever get the opportunity to look at plays from a

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different position? If you are wide receiver, do you get a look at it

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from the point of view of a running back? It depends on how they will

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use you. If you are receiver and they want you in the backfield

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because you are a threat like O'Dell back, they will put you in a

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position where you can see the game from that position. All the offense

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will get together and watch it. They might be seeing things the exact

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same way but they have not had the opportunity to put it into position.

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Matt Barkley wore a wet suit apparently. He's a California guy.

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A Houston and it was just miserable. It was just painful. -- I was in

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Houston. Word-macro your Goldust game was? In Green Bay 2007. It was

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ridiculous. Everything hurts in the cold! I had frostbite on my nose.

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For several months this part of my nose was frozen solid black. I

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looked like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer! I looked ridiculous. Are

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their any photos of this? No, no photos. We need graphic evidence.

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Right, let's take a look at some of the other week 15 games,

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including big games for teams in the AFC...

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Oakland in line for a playoff place. Derek card -- Derek Carr put that

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touchdown through for... That guaranteed a playoff spot for the

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Oakland Raiders. All three contenders in the AFC South,

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Indianapolis leading the way with a surprising demolition of the

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Minnesota Vikings. 34-6. Andrew luck with two. Minnesota have gone

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downhill rapidly this season. Tennessee were down by ten points at

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half-time but they kept Kansas City in check, scoring 12 fourth-quarter

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points to secure a 19-17 win. Derek Henry with two touchdowns. Then this

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game winning 53 yarder. They are all pumped up. Jacksonville beaten by

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Houston. This means Houston kept pace, but only just. Brock Osweiller

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benched. Tom Savage came on. They were trailing 13-0. He led them to a

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21-20 win. Jacksonville sacked Josh Bradley after the game. On the

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plane. Miami at the Jets on Saturday night. Matt Moore, the back-up

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quarterback, four touchdown passes, including a 66 yarder to Jarvis

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Landry. The Dolphins' playoff hopes still alive. New England Patriot had

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to beat Denver Broncos and they duly did. They ran out 16-3 winners.

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Pittsburgh's trailed Cincinnati for most of this game. Chris Boswell

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kept chipping away at the Bengals' lead. Eli Rogers scored on a 24 yard

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pass from Ben Roethlisberger to secure a 24-20 victory. Are you

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still only Jacksonville plane?! Baltimore beat Philadelphia 27-26.

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Right at the end of the day -- game, they went over from four Yarde side.

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The kick would have tied the game. They went for two. They failed and

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the Ravens won. The NFC South, Atlanta staying top. They thrashed

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San Francisco 41-13. Dev on Tay Freeman with three scores. I fought

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him one time. On the pitch? Yeah, of course. Back to the round-up.

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Carolina beat Washington 26-15. It has dented the Redskin' playoff

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hopes. Nothing on this game as regards playoffs but it is the

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highest scoring game of the season so far. 48-41 for New Orleans

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against Arizona. Lets go straight into the AFC

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standings as there's lots to talk about.

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New England secure their 8th They make it look so easy!

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Baltimore Pitsburgh on Christmas Day will go some way to deciding

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who wins this division. Tennesee Houston tied

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here and they meet in week 17. Indianapolis still in with a shout.

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Kansas slip behind Oakland here. Jacksonville sacked their coach on

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the plane! Did you know that?! Super Bowl winners Denver

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teetering on the brink of playoff elimination.

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It's been 14 years since their last playoff appearance, but finally

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Oakland have secured New England as mentioned

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clinched their division and also the first round bye,

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including homefield advantage. Miami are back in the wildcard spot

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at the expense of Denver who are in serious trouble

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Realistically it's 1 from 3 making the playoffs

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in the South from Houston, I think we've covered Jacksonville!

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Let's deal with Brock Osweiller and how difficult it must be to take the

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decision to bend your quarterback in a game when you have paid $72

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million for him, and then make the decision that he isn't going to play

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this week? That was something they have been thinking about, obviously.

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They were probably in a position where they thought, if this goes

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south on us, we have to sit him down. They did. They have a lot of

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faith in the back-up quarterback. You have to do this for the team. It

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took a lot of guts. NFL teams hate to be embarrassed. Especially the

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owners. These guys have a lot of pride. For them to dole out of $72

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million and pull him out, that says a lot. He comes on and nigh on

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immediately does that. And much as being benched, how much will

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Osweiller and his career be affected by how those fans reacted? Man, I

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want to see the mental toughness of this man. If he can bounce back from

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this, I will know what type of man he is. He got played all that money,

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played horribly and the fans let him know, they voiced their displeasure.

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It will be interesting to see how he bounces back. They will give him a

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chance to earn his spot back. But still, you're right. It's tough.

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Mike Mularkey went with the two pointer which they didn't get. But

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it shows the mentality may be? Yeah, they are trying to win games. They

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trust each other. As a coach, you see that. As a player, you have to

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respond. That took an enormous amount of guts. This is a team with

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the playoffs on the line. I can understand in Philadelphia why they

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did it. They didn't have much to lose. But these guys, if they lost,

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they been out of the playoff race. It takes a lot of courage. You need

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some luck if you make it into the playoffs. We go to another two

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pointer. The Eagles' season is over. They go in for this touchdown, fair

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enough. They go for two to win it. Nothing on it Philadelphia.

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Baltimore's hopes can turn on something like this? Absolutely. Can

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you imagine if they go on to win the Super Bowl?! How would that be? They

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are a defensive team. That victory will help them. As far as Denver are

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concerned, do you think they are ride? I think they arrived.

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Offensively they don't have enough firepower to do it. Their last

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couple of fixtures, they are at Kansas City and Oakland? They have a

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tough schedule. But they still have some tremendous football players.

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Miller, Marcus where it... They have some heart. After the defeat against

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the Patriots, a member of the fence got up in the locker room and was

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shot down. Then there was an argument in the dressing room. That

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is what you -- happens when you are playing well and Defense. Why would

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the offensive player get up and see anything -- say anything?! I have

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been in a situation like that. You know you are the weak link. You have

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to keep quiet. As former players, maybe I'm exaggerating, but do you

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have a problem with the locker room going at each other? It happens all

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the time. Especially on team is not winning. All the time it happens,

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man. If one side of the ball is playing really well and the others

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aren't, if they don't acknowledge that, they are going at it right

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away. Do you think that coach would've expected that and maybe

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wanted it to get them going? He could have but. -- but as a head

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coach you have to control the locker room. Thank you. Jason and Rudolf!

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The 12 and 4 regular season back in 2002 that propelled Tampa Bay

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to Super Bowl glory seems a distant memory for Buccaneers fans.

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Going into the week 15 game at 8 and 5, and on a five game win

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streak, Tampa Bay were tied with Atlanta at the top

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Looking to maintain their hot streak, the young Bucs only had

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the small task of heading to face the 11-2 Dallas Cowboys!

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The Dallas Cowboys, imperious, all conquering. But they lost to the New

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York Giants home and away. A double dent in the body armour. It may make

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others believe. Why wouldn't the young Buccaneers believe? Every

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reason to be unafraid. We came to win.

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This is the second drive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Was Winston's

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arm coming forward? The ball is loose. The Dallas Cowboys are going

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to wind up with it at the 40-yard line. Winston having the ball

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knocked loose. Was his arm coming forward? That ball shot straight up

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in the air. They brought a safety blitz that time. Bringing Byron

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Jones. This landed around. It got there too fast. The Dallas Cowboys

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don't blitz too much. But their rate of success when they do blitz, very

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high. It did pay off. 2nd down and goal. Eliot into the end zone! That

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is his 13th rushing touchdown. Emmitt Smith can appreciate that. I

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never saw him jump the pot. What's this combination. I love watching

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great offensive lines. Work together and carve out that big hole. Then go

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and jump and promote a very good cause, the Salvation Army. Everybody

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throw something in. 3rd down and six. They go five white. -- wide.

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Pressure. Winston is somehow able to escape. It is one-handed but dropped

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by Charles Sims. Man, or man. -- or man.

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It catches made on the 1-yard line. Brice Butler. 15 completions to

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eight different receivers. The back is McFadden. Touchdown! On touched.

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Ten plays, good balance, for rushers, six passes. Two for two.

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Dallas' lead was cut to 11 going into half-time.

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3rd 1. We talked about it earlier. When you get either one of these

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quarterbacks outside the pocket, it puts pressure on the Defense. Rod

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Marinelli will not give you the default. The more time you have in

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the pocket, the more time you receivers have to get open. From the

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42, again play action. Outside the pocket. Deep downfield. It is caught

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on the deflection by Adam Humphries for the touchdown. I think he's

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going to get his hands on the ball and just deflected. Let's see. I

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think he did get his hands on the ball. It ended up in the lap of Adam

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Humphries. That is recovered. For the Tampa Bay

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Buccaneers, the perfect start of this half, go right down the field,

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get a stop, they arrive back in the game. Winston has time, fires and it

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is called for the touchdown by Cameron. Seven touchdowns for him

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this season. Look at what the safety dance, Jones, they are trying to

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follow him back inside to the middle marking linebacker in the middle of

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thinking he can make the place, but they are throwing it right around

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Anthony Hitchens for the touchdown. The Cowboys responded on the next

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drive with a field goal from Dan Bailey to tie the game in the fourth

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quarter. 3rd 14. Crowd at full volume right now. Four-man rush. The

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passes high and intercepted at the 40-yard line. She takes it back to

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the 21. David Irving helped to create that. He put it on the

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quarterback. I'm not so sure about David Ervine got a piece of that

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ball. Let's take a look. One more time. Does he get his hands on the

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football? Hard to tell. Just head to his elbow as he was releasing it and

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made the ball sail. David Irving as he did against Green Bay is turning

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things in favour of the boys. Dallas went three and out following the

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Winston head. They took a 23-20 lead. The Cowboys got the ball back.

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Downswing, looking, throws underneath and then is caught. The

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ball comes loose. Jason Witten lost it. They think they have it. To be

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determined. I think they do. The way Frederik gets up. Alexander with a

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shot. Jason Whitten. Jason Garrett. He can only shake his head. 3rd 5.

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In the backfield. He drops Winston and flows. Russell Shepherd. The

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Cowboys give up the ball on the fumble and then stop them in

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midfield. They will bring in the front group. Prescott is 31 of 35.

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Big hole. Eliot. Off to the races. Finally forced out of bounds by

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Keith Tandy. Five plays later, Bailey kicked his fourth field goal

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to give Dallas the lead in the fourth quarter. It comes out of

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theirs, 12 yards on a 4th down with the Dallas Cowboys winning. Winston

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buying time, looking downfield, fires into traffic and it is a

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50-yard line are landowners can drag interception to wrap it up. It was

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an important week. How are we going to respond? Our guys did a great job

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responding. We came out and did a good job early on in the ball game

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to get a lead and then we started throwing the ball a lot earlier the

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second half. The response came back to the forefront. You turn it over

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to much, could not finish in the red zone in those first couple of tries.

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We did a good job getting back into the game, had our chances. Credit to

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Dallas and we will start getting ready for the Saints next week. I

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suppose that was a simplistic overview, we had two young

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quarterbacks, James Wilson Winston who we praise, not having a good

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game, Dak Prescott who was criticised last week is having a

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good game. That is what you want to see as an organisation. The main

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thing is to see a guy bounce back, how do you come back from adversity,

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can we trust you in tough moments and he is showing that. Big game. It

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was. It is not how many times you get knocked down, it is how many

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times you get back up. There was a lot of pressure against the New York

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Giants, coming from me, but he came back and he played extremely well.

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It wasn't just due, it was the Dallas media. And the NFL media.

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There was a lot of noise about whether Tony Romo would come back

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again, and there is Tony Romo. Osi, I thought you said you're coming

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back! It was not just Osi, given the whole circus that surrounds the

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Dallas Cowboys, he has done very well. It is tough to handle.

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Everyone has been saying, they believe in the sky and trust him. It

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is everyone else who does not know him like that. Do you think that

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will end it now? The next bad games they will not go back to Tony Romo?

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Tony Romo in my opinion is still the better quarterback, he gives them

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the better chance to win the tough games that will be coming up later

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in the season. He has been playing tough games! I understand your

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point, but I'm telling you from my perspective, Tony Romo is the better

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quarterback. If he has two more bad games, they will go back to Tony

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Romo. Each A quick reminder that you can

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get another dose of NFL We'll have highlights of a huge NFC

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East rivalry as the New York Giants head to the Philadelphia Eagles

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on Thursday Night Football and we'll preview the penultimate

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round of the regular season. If you miss it on Friday it's

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repeated on Saturday morning, Finishing that particular season

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at 9 and 7, they went on to win We're talking the New

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York Giants of course! Apparently there was some British

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bloke playing for them, can't quite remember his name...

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Anyway, on a 5 game win streak and visiting New Jersey

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were the Detroit Lions. In a commanding position in the NFC

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North, this game was the first of three tough remanining games that

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would test their ability I still can't remember

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the name of that guy... it was me! Are you guys serious? The

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moment of out on a limestone, a dislocated class. Top of the

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division, but you need to be sharp to scratch a Giant. Giant is taking

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strides, chasing down the best, the home stretch. Dallas last week,

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Detroit this week, big steps, thinking big.

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This alliance defense, they have given up yards and where they have

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been good, they make them run the yards a game. Second and then,

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Manning is sidelined. That might be his final home game as a Giant. Here

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is Perkins, 1st down and more. Just get it away, Shepherd, corner of the

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end zone, touchdown. The now that was a good start, great finish to a

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good opening drive. That opens up all this room for Sterling Shepherd

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to work the corner of the end zone. The receiver comes underneath and

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you have got that much field to operate, it is a matter of your

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receiver being at the back. A good start for Eli Manning. Plenty of

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action. That ball had some zip on it. Stafford protected. End zone,

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what a play. Eli Apple got his hand in there before golden Tate could

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make the catch and that saved the cats down. That led to the 48 yard

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field goal and the Giants led 7-3 and the Lions would get ball back.

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Starting at the 22, Stafford rolls out. Tate is behind the defects and

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golden Tate down near the town, he saved the touchdown Wow and 67 yards

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per Matthew Stafford. He has been playing a lot. He comes in because

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of the injury to Jenkins. Dominic Rogers lost coverage coming he comes

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off Golden Tate, an easy one. Only because of the speed is it not a

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touchdown. A double move that he bet on but he ran right by him and I'm

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not sure what he was thinking. His first carry. Into the end zone.

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Recovered by Vernon. The Giants will take over. 2nd 6, Manning throws.

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Makes a move. To the 45. 3rd down and 22. That is it. The progress is

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stopped. The Giants turned that into points thanks to the 47 yard field

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goal, 10-3, the half-time score. There's one floated for Jones, what

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a catch! 21 yards. He has got Eli Apple right on top of them. Marvin

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Jones, he goes and fights through the coverage and makes a play on the

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ball and what an acquisition Marvin Jones was. Stafford. Each down he

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goes, eventually. Olivier Bernard was there to clean it up. The Lions

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sells for another field goal and the Giants lead was down to four points

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going into the fourth quarter. 3rd down and ten. Manning, back-up, what

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a throw! What a catch! A big 1st down for the Giants, covered by

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Jackson and the completion of 25. Best throw of the day for Eli

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Manning. They are doubling up on Beckham. Once he goes for the

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corner, the safety is no longer a factor and it is not just terrible

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coverage, he lays it in beautifully to Beckham. Shepherd. He has a

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touchdown in this game, down the sideline. It is not the way we used

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to do it when I was playing. That worked. There is no hermit with the

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Giants. What a catch, Batham, he has done it

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again! Touchdown, Giants! Another one for the highlight reel. He is a

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way out in front of Odell Beckham. The only chance he had was for one

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arm. He made that catch look routine. Finishing off this drive

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for six points, seven if they make this extra point, outstanding job in

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the offense. Down in ten, a field goal is an option. If they are going

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to make points. I think that is what they will do if they do not pick it

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up here. The passes picked off, Dominic Rogers and he will wisely

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celebrate in the end zone and take it out of play. At this defense is

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playing great football. The Giants have won their tenth game as they

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are making play for their first playoff appearance since the 2011

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Championship season and Eli Manning, can celebrate a victory. Great team

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win, very good football team. All our players played a part, it is a

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short week. When those football games, that is a great quality to

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have. That is what we have to have going into December, you get the

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weather, the playoffs, you need to win those games that we have been in

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a lot of them. The offense and defense have stepped up and made

:43:54.:43:57.

great plays. They are good team. The best we have played all year. They

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have a really good defensive line and a really good secondary, we knew

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it would be a tell it, we did not make enough plays, that is it. We

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will not make any excuses about anything. We lost the game to a good

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football team. We have been on a good run to, it is just one game. We

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did not play as well as we would like. We're ready for the next one.

:44:22.:44:28.

Such is the strength of this division, Dallas are confirmed

:44:29.:44:30.

in the playoffs but haven't secured the division and also that important

:44:31.:44:33.

first or second seed that gives them the first round bye.

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Detroit beware the Green Bay Packers.

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The Lions now only have a one game lead but head to Dallas next

:44:38.:44:40.

and then face Green Bay in week 17. Tampa Bay fall one game behind

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Atlanta which damages their hopes of winning this division.

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Seattle's Thursday Night win over LA secured this division.

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Green Bay have moved into contention this week at the expense of Tampa

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Let's toke New York and their defense. You called Jenkins the best

:44:52.:45:12.

in the game at the moment. He got injured. That will be a worry. He

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has been playing the best football of his career. And out of anything

:45:17.:45:24.

we have seen in New York for a long period of time! The Giants cannot

:45:25.:45:30.

keep sustaining these injuries. To lose him for any period of time

:45:31.:45:34.

would be a disaster. You rose above that. Better for the show. He allows

:45:35.:45:41.

them to do so much and Defense because he can take away their

:45:42.:45:47.

number one receivers, which frees up the rest of the Defense. He has a

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bruised back. He may be back later on. On a general discussion about

:45:53.:45:57.

the Defense, we had a chat before we came on. I asked you if it was

:45:58.:46:02.

similar to you talking about the Denver Defense last season. Denver's

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pass rush was outstanding. Olivia Berman is a really good football

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player but by himself he is not going to be able to create things.

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It's the Giants got a wild card and Green Bay and Atlanta win their

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divisions, who would they prefer to go to? That is a tough call. I would

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say Atlanta. Only because you are going against a weaker Defense. You

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would hope that you are hot on Offense. Your Defense is going to

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keep it tight. These are the top five teams who should do the most

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damage in the playoffs. I can't conceivably put the Cowboys

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ahead of the Giants. Jason's index. Jason rarely changes his mind. Two

:47:22.:47:30.

have gone. You have put the Giants and the Steelers in. The Giants are

:47:31.:47:34.

hot right now. They are playing well. Pittsburgh have got there are

:47:35.:47:40.

three weapons on Offense and they are playing together. Defensively

:47:41.:47:46.

they are not playing -- giving up a number of points. Years mine! He is

:47:47.:47:55.

coming over to the dark side! Yard and Rudolf and Darth Vader tonight.

:47:56.:47:56.

That is remarkable. Don't forget the NFL Show this

:47:57.:47:57.

Friday at 11.55pm BBC One. If you miss it then it's repeated

:47:58.:48:00.

on BBC 2 this Saturday at 7.40am. Jacksonville's Gus Bradley

:48:01.:48:04.

has joined fellow coach Meanwhile over in Houston,

:48:05.:48:09.

Brock Osweiller is starting to realise how Ryan Fitzpatrick has

:48:10.:48:15.

been feeling this season. You may not be loved Brock,

:48:16.:48:18.

but cheer up it's Christmas after all, and remember the Texans

:48:19.:48:20.

are paying you $72m... May the Force be with you. See you

:48:21.:48:34.

Friday. Two weeks of the regular season to

:48:35.:48:45.

go. The holiday season. No sitting back and relaxing. Peace and

:48:46.:48:54.

goodwill to all men. Not here. Merry Christmas. The NFL.

:48:55.:49:02.

Relying on Josh to get this right. Watch and learn. OK, here we go.

:49:03.:49:08.

Anyone have a clue? ..a funny dance? No, no dancing.

:49:09.:49:12.

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