Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cleveland Browns hire new coach


The Browns' search for a new leader has come to an end after announcing on Thursday, that Mike Pettine has been hired in for the position.

After only one season with Rob Chudzinski, the Browns began to search for a new coach after firing him hours after the 2013 season ended.

Pettine wasn't an immediate choice for the Browns but looking at his recent New York and Buffalo defenses, there was something about them that stood out. They weren't very easy to beat, which leads to the Browns thinking that he is a great choice to lead their team.

The Browns talent on the defense fits Pettine's 3-4 background. The only problem is, defense wasn't an issue last season. After seeing only offensive names in their search for a coach, will fans be upset or doubtful about hiring a defensive coordinator as head coach?

Rapoport reported Tuesday that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase pulled out of consideration in advance of the Super Bowl.

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels from the New England Patriots met with the team but withdrew his name after meeting with them.

This week, the team was expected to meet with Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but unexpectedly had conversations with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Game: San Diego @ Cincinnati Scoring Summary


Review: The Chargers take advantage of four turnovers by the Bengals and shut them out completely in the second half to defeat them 27-10. The Charges head to the divisional playoffs to take on Denver next Sunday.

Game Leaders:


Pass- Rivers: 12-16, 128 yards, 1 td

Rush- Brown: 8 carries, 77 yards, 1 td

Rec- Green: 3 receptions, 34 yards, 1 td


Pass- Dalton: 29-51, 334 yards, 1 td

Rush- Bernard: 12 carries, 45 yards

Rec- Jones: 8 receptions, 130 yards

Scoring Summary:

First Quarter:

SD TD Danny Woodhead- 5 yard run (Nick Novak PAT) 7

Second Quarter:

CIN TD Jermaine Gresham- 4 yard pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent PAT) 7

CIN FG Mike Nugent- (46 yards) 3

Third Quarter:

SD TD Ladarius Green- 4 yard pass from Philip Rivers (Nick Novak PAT) 7

SD FG Nick Novak- (25 yards) 3

Fourth Quarter:

SD FG Nick Novak- (23 yards) 3

SD TD Ronnie Brown- 58 Yard run (Nick Novak PAT) 7

FINAL SCORE: Chargers 27 Bengals 10


This game was the Chargers first post season win since a 23-17 overtime victory against the Colts in '08 and their first win in an open-air stadium since a 17-13 win in Pittsburgh for the AFC title in 1994. Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones recorded 130 yards off of 8 receptions, Bengals playoff record. A.J. Green only recorded 34 yards with 3 receptions.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Game: Saints @ Eagles Scoring Summary


Review: As time expires, Saints kicker Shayne Graham hits the game winning field goal grabbing the first post season road win for New Orleans in franchise history. The Eagles fall by 2 points in this matchup losing 26-24.

Game Leaders:


Pass- Brees: 20-30, 250 yards, 1 td

Rush- Ingram: 18 carries, 97 yards, 1 td

Rec- Graham: 3 receptions, 44 yards


Pass- Foles: 23-33, 195 yards, 2 tds

Rush- McCoy: 21 carries, 77 yards, 1 td

Rec- Cooper: 6 receptions, 68 yards, 1 td

Scoring Summary:

Second Quarter:

NO FG Shayne Graham- (36 yards) 3

PHI TD Riley Cooper- 10 yard pass from Nick Foles (Alex Henery PAT) 7

NO FG Shayne Graham- (46 yards) 3

Third Quarter:

NO TD Lance Moore- 24 yard pass from Drew Brees (Shayne Graham PAT) 7

NO TD Mark Ingram- 4 yard run (Shayne Graham PAT) 7

PHI TD LeSean McCoy- 1 yard run (Alex Henery PAT) 7

Fourth Quarter:

PHI FG Alex Henery- (31 yards) 3

NO FG Shayne Graham- (35 yards) 3

PHI TD Zach Ertz- 3 yards pass from Nick Foles (Alex Henery PAT) 7

NO FG Shayne Graham- (32 yards) 3

FINAL SCORE: New Orleans 26 Philadelphia 24


Brees finished the game recording 250 yards and going 20-30. Brees was picked off twice in the first half. Foles had 3 more completions and 3 more attempts (23-33), recording only 195 yards. Eagles Tight End Brent Celek had a neck injury, he would have returned but the time ran out before the Eagles had the chance to send their offense out on the field again. Cornerback Keenan Lewis from the Saints suffered a head injury in the third and could not return.

Game: Kansas City @ Indianapolis Scoring Summary


Review: The Colts surprisingly upset the Chiefs after coming back from a 28-point deficit and winning this wild card game 45-44. This comeback marks the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history, also leaving the Chiefs with their eighth straight loss in the post season.

The most valuable player in this game was Colts quarterback Andrew Luck with 443 yards and four touchdowns.

Game Leaders:


Pass- Luck: 29-45, 443 yards, 4 tds

Rush- Brown: 11 carries, 55 yards, 1 td

Rec- Hilton: 13 receptions, 224 yards, 2 tds


Pass- Smith: 30-46, 378 yards, 4 tds

Rush- Davis: 18 carries, 67 yards, 1 td

Rec- Bowe: 8 receptions, 150 yards, 1 td

Scoring Drives:

First Quarter:

KC TD Dwayne Bowe- 6 yard pass from Alex Smith (Ryan Succop PAT) 7

IND TD T.Y Hilton- 10 yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

KC FG Ryan Succop- (19 yards) 3

Second Quarter:

KC TD Donnie Avery- 79 yard pass from Alex Smith (Ryan Succop PAT) 7

KC TD Anthony Sherman- 5 yard pass from Alex Smith (Ryan Succop PAT) 7

IND FG Adam Vinatieri- (37 yards) 3

KC TD Knile Davis- 4 yard run (Ryan Succop PAT) 7

Third Quarter:

KC TD Knile Davis- 10 yard pass from Alex Smith (Ryan Succop PAT) 7

IND TD Donald Brown- 10 yard run (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

IND TD Donald Brown- 3 yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

KC FG Ryan Succop- (42 yards) 3

IND TD Coby Fleener- 12 yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

Fourth Quarter:

IND TD Andrew luck- 5 yard fumble recovery (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

KC FG Ryan Succop- (43 yards) 3

IND TD T.Y. Hilton- 64 yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri PAT) 7

FINAL SCORE: Colts 45 Chiefs 44


Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri became the first player in NFL history to score 200 points in the post season, now sitting at 205 points. This game marks the first win in a playoff game for the Colts without Manning since January 7, 1996. It only gets worse for the Chiefs leaving them 0-4 to the Colts in playoff matchups.