NFL Week 1

Football is back in full force this week. Anyone who’s not excited is lying, this is probably one of the best weeks of the year, right next to Christmas. Tonight is Steelers at Patriots, which is probably the most dramatic game we will have all year as Tom Brady steps into the game newly released from his “suspension” that didn’t really happen. It might be one of the most watched games this year and I can’t wait to see how the Patriots team handles this come back. I only hope for a great game from both teams and some serious sportsmanship because we need it, as fans, and the NFL needs it too. The Patriots are the strong favorite as Super Bowl Champs so I am sure it will be a good game.

On Sunday we have Colts at Bills, my vote is for the Colts. They are going to be coming in strong to make up for their terrible loss in the playoffs last year. We have Packers at Bears which, in my opinion, is the best game of the season. My vote is for Packers, despite the loss of Jordy Nelson, I think they are a strong team and will be able to pull out the win against the Bears in Chicago. We also have Chiefs at Texans and Panthers at Jaguars. If I had to place bets I would vote Texans and Panthers. I think JJ Watt is a phenomenal player and a great person all around and I would like to see him pull out the win with his team. Browns at Jets, not really looking forward to this game but my vote is for the Jets.

Seahwawks at Rams will be an interesting game. Rams were a weak team last year and Seattle was strong, however Rams pulled out the win in their game last season and it will be interesting to see what they do in this game. The Rams tend to play harder against teams in their division and I think they might pull out the win this game. Although the Seahawks are coming off the worst play in history of ever and are going to be trying to make up for it as the season starts. They need to do something so spectacular that it makes us forget about that Super Bowl.

Dolphins at Redskins, not much to say here, we will just have to wait and see. Saints at Cardinals will be a good game. Cardinals are coming off a great year that ended with so many injuries. I really hope they can do just as great this year and hopefully make it even further than last season.Lions at Chargers, I think the Lions will pull out the win. Ravens at Broncos, I think the Broncos will dominate this game. Bengals at Raiders. The Raiders are coming off one of the worst seasons in their history and I think they will be coming in hard to make up for it. Because they are in their hometown I think they will be able to pull out the win, or at least put up a good fight. Titans at Buccaneers, Giants at Cowboys, I think the Cowboys will win but I am secretly rooting for the Giants to pull the upset in Dallas.

Eagles at Falcons and Vikings at 49ers both finish out week 1 on Monday night. I think the Eagles will win in Atlanta and I think San Francisco will dominate in Minnesota. I can’t wait to see what actually happens and how my picks stood up. Do you see anything I am missing? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below and I can’t wait to discuss what happens this weekend!

Discover Orange Bowl

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Ohio State vs Clemson

A game ridiculed by dirty plays and tackles, injured players, and interceptions. Both teams played tough and fought hard. Unfortunately for Ohio State, Clemson defense were prepared for junior Braxton Miller. They almost seemed to know each of his plays ahead of time, and when he threw the ball there was a Tiger there to smash it to the ground. Tahj Boyd played well, throwing for 378 yards, Sammy Watkins set records with 16 catches for 227 yards. Braxton Miller threw for only 234 yards. Ohio State had the chance to win in the last two minutes of the game, but Braxton Miller threw an interception causing Clemson to win 40-35. Coach Meyer, Ohio State, says this loss will sting because they didn’t finish.

Wild Card Weekend

Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints for winning today’s games. The Colts had a difficult game against the The Kansas City Chiefs but were able to pull out a 45-44 win in the last minutes of the game. They will go on to face either the Denver Broncos or the New England Patriots. The Saints were able to win 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles and will go on to play the number 1 seed Seattle Seahawks on January 11th. Stay tuned for updates during the San Diego Chargers atCincinnati Bengals game and the San Francisco 49ers atGreen Bay Packers game!
 

Farewell to Candlestick

Bay area sports fans have watched the San Francisco 49ers and Giants play there for 40 years. Tonight marks the last NFL game in Candlestick park. The park affectionately named, the Stick, was home to Willie Mays and Willie Mccovey also football stars today such as Colin Kaepernick. The Giants have been playing in their new stadium for several years, and the 49ers will move to Levis Stadium in Santa Clara. Positive side to this is were also saying goodbye to the extreme cold temperatures and wind tunnel stadium. Farewell Candlestick, may your memories live on forever! 

Packers at Vikings

The first tie of the season, Vikings at Packers 26-26. This brings the injured Packers to a 5-5-1 and the Viking to a 2-8-1 record. The packers have been on a slippery slope since Aaron Rodgers’ collar bone injury in week 12. Both teams played sloppily, the Vikings dominated 23-7 in the first three quarters. The Pack already with two injured quarterbacks were on their third strings quarterback Scott Tolzien when after the third quarter they benched him and put in back up Matt Flynn. Flynn there for 218 yards and helped tie the game at 23-23. The teams went into overtime and were both only able to score field goals and had to settle for the 26-26 score.

Brett Favre: Coming Back?

Many teams this year are desperate for a quarterback. One of these teams is the St. Louis Rams. Just how desperate are they? They chose to call Brett Favre this week and see if he would unretire and come play for them. Unfortunately for the Rams Brett Favre reportedly declined the offer through his agent, Bus Cook. He is currently a volunteer offensive coordinator coach for a high school team in Mississippi.