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Re: The non-Tim Tebow NFL thread!
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2019, 11:35:14 pm »
Today's championship games both went to overtime!  I only saw the first quarter of the first game, and the second half of the last game.

The Rams got off to a very slow start in the first game, and at one point the Rams punter had more passing yards than the Rams quarterback (P Johnny Hekker: 1/1, 12 yds, 0 td, 0 int, QB rating 116.7 on the day.)   The Saints were leading 13-0 when I had to go do boring grown-up stuff.  The Rams came charging back later, though.  They won on a 57 (!) yard field goal in overtime. They had also tied the game on a 48 yard field goal with just 15 seconds left in the 4th quarter.  Saints fans are angry that the referees missed a blatant pass interference call  on their last drive that would have given them a chance at a touchdown instead of forcing them to kick a field goal. The game should have been out of reach.

As for the Chiefs-Patriots game, I only saw the second half, but it was an instant classic.  The Patriots had a 14 point lead after the first half, but in the second half the Chiefs came alive. It turned into an offensive slugfest, especially in the fourth quarter when the Chiefs put up 24 points and briefly took the lead.  But right afterward, Tom Brady did his usual thing and led the Patriots down the field to score a game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in the game. BUT THEN!  Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs right back the other direction! They scored a game-tying field goal with just a few seconds left to send it to overtime.    But the Patriots won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on the first drive, and Mahomes never got the ball back.

This was a really great game, even though the bad guys won.  Patrick Mahomes is amazing and he's just 23. He has a look of a guy who is going to be one of the all time greats.  That thing he does where his receivers are sprinting full speed and the ball arrives in their hands without them breaking stride is just magical. He did several of those today.  Sadly it wasn't enough to break the Chiefs' 50-year championship drought.

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