Houston at Kansas City: Divisional Round Preview

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

By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

The Houston Texans will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in what could be a fantastic divisional round match up. Or it could be a total blow out…by either team. What we learned from the Wild Card round is to never be comfortable, as something completely unexpected will happen.

I still can’t get over last weekend. Underdog road teams winning over teams that were almost shoe-ins for the AFC and NFC Championships. It taught us all that, at least in football, to always expect the unexpected. This weekend could easily follow suit.

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Crazy, fun, exhausting. NFL Wildcard Weekend: Bills vs Texans

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior NFL Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

Before Saturday, this was the game most people had a hard time picking a winner for. The Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills are similar, well-matched teams. In what turned out to be another heart breaker for the Bills fans, the Texans held on to win 22-19, advancing to the divisional round of the playoffs.

This game wasn’t close, to begin with. The Bills had a 16 point lead in the middle of the 3rd quarter. But then Houston flipped the switch and turned this game on its head. In what felt to be frantic fashion, Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson showed everyone why Texans fans love him so, tying the game up and taking it to overtime, and winning the game.

But that simple recap doesn’t begin to tell the story of this wild Wildcard game. This game was crazy, in the most fun way possible.

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Do quarterbacks have to be leaders?

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter

 

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

I’m taking a break from my quarterback series to discuss a trait found in some quarterbacks. Leadership.

Leadership has come into question quite a bit in the past month or so, especially among the quarterback position.  Specifically Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger,   whose leadership skills have recently been called out.

Of course, this could be just some silly, off-season stuff to keep us talking.  If so, I fell for it. But it did get me to thinking, do quarterbacks really have to be good leaders?  I don’t think it’s a true requirement.  Respect, yes.  Leadership skills? I’m going to go ahead and say no, and this is why.

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Show Me What Ya Got

By Sonja Greenfield @Mom23RN

February 28 – March 6

The COMBINE!! (Or Underwear Olympics)

One of my favorite offseason events.   It’s always fun to armchair GM to see who potentially is going to change the face of your franchise.  Personally, I enjoy it because I love watching the players do their drills.  I don’t know why…I guess I’m just weird that way!  Plus, I enjoy listening to the analysts break down what they’re looking for and who has a good motor and good hands or who’s got a good backpedal.   You know…The details!

It certainly has evolved over the years, and now that it’s televised, it’s pretty cool.    So much like my other articles throughout the season, I will post my big winner and my not big winner of the combine.   Of course, you can feel free to disagree.  I mean, there were 330 players there, and I’m only picking 2.  OK fine, I’ll pick 3.  It is the Underwear Olympics.  You have to have a gold, silver and bronze.

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