I am not sure why I felt this way on Sunday morning, maybe it was because I have become used to watching non stop action through NFL redzone or maybe the games were just that bad!
Let us start the round up with the first match from Saturday night and that was the Houston Texans versus the Cincinnati Bengals. This tie was an exact reply of one of the wildcard matches from last season in which Houston was victorious 31-10. I for one was certainly hoping for a different result on this occasion.
Okay so let us move onto the game itself where the Vikings took an early lead thanks to a field goal with just over 5 minutes gone in the first quarter. On their scoring drive Joe Webb was looking very useful as he showed off his scrambling ability. The Vikings field goal was alas the only thing the Vikings fans had to cheer all night until their touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
There was however a comical moment in this whitewash by Green Bay and that was when Webb was sacked by Clay Matthews who was already lying on the ground! I am sure that if you are like me and stayed up to watch this match it left you feeling extremely tired and gutted. The Packers won this match 24-10 and I have again included the highlights by clicking on the picture below.
The match started with the defences having the best of the play and Andrew Luck was struggling to get into any sort of rhythm. The first half was close from start to finish and the score after 30 minutes was 10-6 to the Ravens. In the second half the Ravens offense stepped up and Joe Flacco started to find Anquan Boldin for some key receptions. Anquan is definitely one of my favourite receivers in the league because when it comes to clutch moments in big games he will always deliver. In this match it was his touchdown which sealed the victory for the Ravens and the final score was 24-9. It just wasn't meant to be the young Luck's day as you will see from the highlights below by clicking on the picture!
Both of these quarterbacks have set the league alight with their outstanding running ability and the excellent execution of the option offense. The only downside was the going into the game RG3 was not 100% healthy because he has been struggling with a knee injury and was wearing a massive leg brace / support.
It turned out to be a huge turning point in the game because after it happened the Redskins struggled to move the ball. Seattle also started to play the football we have become used too these last few weeks with Wilson running the show and Marshawn Lynch in beast mode. At the end of the game Wilson and Lynch had a touchdown each and the Seattle Seahawks had scored 24 unanswered points to win the game 24-14.
Not only did Washington lose this playoff match but they have also lost RG3 for several months as he re-injured his bad knee as you will see below. You can also check out the highlights of the match by clicking the picture below.