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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Green Bay Packers hosted the New York Giants yesterday and the Packers didn’t disappoint. Green Bay were able to win their 7th straight football game by scorching the Giants defense for 38 points. Aaron Rodgers was his usual self throwing for 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and 362 passing yards. That set the bar high for the Packers and its’ tough to beat Green Bay when Rodgers is playing as well as he did against New York. Randall Cobb also had a monster day for the Packers offense. He recorded 3 touchdown receptions and 116 receiving yards. Davante Adams had a big day catching the ball for Green Bay too, he had 1 touchdown and 125 receiving yards. Jake Ryan led the Packers defense with a team high 12 tackles. Julius Peppers contributed 3 tackles and a sack as well. Eli Manning stalled out for the New York Giants he threw for 299 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. The Giants needed a little more out of Manning but the Packers defense did a great job of clamping down on New York’s offense. Tavarres King was New York’s top receiver he hauled in 73 yards and 1 touchdown. It should be noted that neither Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, nor Victor Cruz went over the 100 yards receiving mark either. That’s uncharacteristic for this team and was definitely a huge set back. Jonathan Casillas led New York with 11 tackles. Landon Collins did all he could for the Giants as well he had 9 tackles and a sack. The Packers will move on to face the Cowboys in the divisional round. A match up that will be very tough for the Packers especially since Jordy Nelson broke some ribs and is questionable for the contest. That means Randall Cobb and Davante Adams have to be at their best and give Rodgers an opportunity to make plays. If that happens the Packers will have a chance but the Green Bay defense has to come up big as well. The Cowboys offense is no slouch and will put the Packers to the test defensively.
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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season but the playoffs are a different story. The Steelers hosted the Dolphins in a wildcard match up today and the Steelers dominated this contest from the very beginning. Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown for 2 early touchdown passes and Brown went over the 100 yards receiving mark before the 1st quarter was over. Roethlisberger finished the game with 197 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Brown ended up finishing with 2 touchdowns and 124 receiving yards. LeVeon Bell had a spectacular performance as well, he recorded 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively Lawrence Timmons had a big night for the black and yellow he had 14 tackles and 2 sacks. James Harrison also had a big game he had 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Matt Moore really cooled off in this match up he finished the day with 289 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Jarvis Landry had a great day for Miami in a losing effort. He recorded 11 receptions for 102 receiving yards. Defensively Ndamukong Suh played well for the Dolphins, he had 4 tackles and 1 sack. While Michael Thomas and Xavien Howard both had interceptions for the Dolphins defense. In the end Pittsburgh was just too complete of a football team for the Dolphins to match up with. Roethlisberger and Brown can light a defense up in so many different ways, it’s going to take a special defensive unit to be able to stop those guys. The Dolphins didn’t have the personnel to make that happen and that’s why Pittsburgh will be moving on to the divisional round. Miami had a great year under first year Head Coach Adam Gase. They should hold their head high knowing they over-achieved when it came to expectations this year. That’s sets a good precedent for their future and Miami should be better in the future as well. They are heading in the right direction.
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