The Chiefs steamroll the Texans, go on to AFC Championship

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior NFL Reporter
NFC West/AFC West

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

It was a rocky first quarter for the Kansas City Chiefs. Down 21-0, it looked like the underdog Houston Texans were going to destroy the home team. That wasn’t to be the case as the Chiefs took the game over, beating the Texans 51-31. This loss brings up a lot of questions for the Texans coaching staff’s future.

Not many people gave the Texans a chance to win in Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs and their superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes were slated to march right through anything the Texans defense could give them. But in that first quarter, the Chiefs looked lost, confused, and like they had completely underestimated their opponents. Kansas City receivers couldn’t hold on to the ball. Their special teams were a disaster, giving up 2 touchdowns. It was ugly.

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Coaching Carousel 2020

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior NFL Reporter
NFC West / AFC West

By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

As we head into January 2020, teams that didn’t make the playoffs need to look inward to see what went wrong. Every season there are changes that have to be made, changes that probably should be made then aren’t, and changes that feel like they change a franchise. Often those changes start with the head coaches.

Being a head coach in the NFL is a very hard job. Something only a large handful has been able to execute well. Teams are constantly on the lookout for “the guy”. The one that will be there for years, bringing success to the franchise. This year, we have 4 teams, possibly 5, that are once again on the hunt for a new head coach. Let’s take a look at who they may hiring.

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The NFL usually appeals to my OCD, but I need to change the divisions

Kate Arhar
Senior Sports Editor

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8 

Hi. My Name is Kate. I have OCD.

I joke about it, but it’s a reality I live with every day. Oh, by no means is it severe or life-altering for me, so I don’t mean to belittle the condition. But it is something I’m open about even if I’ve learned to live with being uncomfortable at times.

For example, I want almost all numbers to be even. If I pump gas and it ends on an odd number – or one I think is just weird – I’ll pump a bit more until it hits a number I like.  My family loves to put the TV volume on an odd number and wait to see how long I can leave it there before I grab the remote and pop it up or down one just to be even.

When I eat, I try to chew the same number of time on each side. When I walk, if I step on a yellow line in a parking lot with my right foot, I will do a little jig dance and try to hit the next one with my left foot before going back to dodging them altogether. (I think you’re getting the idea.)

If I can’t “even things up,” then so be it. But it will make me a bit uncomfortable for a while.

I think this, in part, explains my supreme love for the NFL and all the symmetrical, even things that is has going for it! Continue reading “The NFL usually appeals to my OCD, but I need to change the divisions”

2019 NFL Draft: AFC Selections

Staff Article

 

Its always good to know what the competition is up to. With so many players drafted over last weekend, we decided a list where you can see all the draft picks in one place would be handy for all.

Here are the AFC picks from the 2019 NFL Draft.

 

 

AFC EAST

 

 

 

Buffalo Bills

1 9 Ed Oliver  DT Houston The American
2 38 Cody Ford  OT Oklahoma Big 12
3 74 Devin Singletary  RB Florida Atlantic C-USA
3 96 Dawson Knox  TE Ole Miss SEC
5 147 Vosean Joseph  LB Florida SEC
6 181 Jaquan Johnson  CB Miami ACC
7 225 Darryl Johnson Jr.  DE North Carolina A&T MEAC
7 228 Tommy Sweeney  TE Boston College ACC

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Pro Bowl Day 2: Let the Flag Football Championships begin

Dayna O’Gorman,
Senior Sports Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

What started out as a rainy, windy day in Orlando, ended with perfect temperatures, hot dance moves, and a whole lot of fun.

The NFC practice had to be moved indoors due to the weather. With that change, it allowed the NFC practice and the AFC practice to be held at different times, which allowed fans to be able to watch both conferences. Today I attended the AFC practice.

Quarterbacks Andrew Luck (Indianapolis), DeShaun Watson (Houston), and Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City) took turns running plays with the team while head coach Anthony Lynn watched from a distance, letting coaches Gus Bradley and others take over.

The QBs ran a few running plays, but when they switched to passing plays, it seemed to turn into a game of keep away. The defense made their presence known by grabbing interceptions and blocking passes. Let’s just say, it was a good thing there weren’t any officials on the field. It was all in good fun and the players loved it.

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Pro Bowl 2019 is a full week of fun

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior Sports Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

The Pro Bowl isn’t just a single game that is played the week before the Super Bowl, it is a week-long series of events that allow fans to get close to their favorite players,  and allows players to give back to the community.

Starting Wednesday at ESPN Wide World of Sports, which is located inside the Disney campus in Orlando, Florida, fans can enjoy the Pro Bowl Experience. A free football festival that allows fans to do multiple activities including the 40-yard dash, and obstacle course, vertical jump, precision passing, and more.

Throughout the week there are many community events, the youth NFL Flag Football playoffs and championship, and celebrity Flag Football game with Snoop Dogg and Deion Sanders serving as team captains. The High School Coach of the Year will also be announced this week.

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Patriots Eyeing #1 Seed in the AFC

Official Patriots Reporter

By Traci McCartney //@traciamc

 

It’s that time of year again – Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve is approaching, and everyone is anticipating a fresh start and the new year.

For football fans, the playoffs are approaching and the excitement of the possibility of your team going to the Super Bowl is growing. For Patriots fans, dreams of another Lombardi Trophy are dancing in their heads.

But, in true fashion, Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots are focused on the next game.

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