In the first game yesterday, the Patriots hosted the Chiefs. The Chiefs had started off with a bad start but they got it together soon enough. The Patriots had a hard time stopping Alex Smith when he got out of the pocket and ran. Davis and West both had a decent game but when the Patriots were on offense, they couldn’t be stopped. Before the Patriots started stopping the run game, I thought the Chiefs would be the victors. I mean if a team in the NFL found a place that they could excel at against the other team, they usually abuse it. And that is what they did in till the Patriots started to stop the runs. The the Chiefs went to the passing game. The Chiefs did a lot of shorter passes. Every time Avant got one of those crazy fourth down conversion catches, my jaw just dropped. He had some crazy clutch catches. But then the defense began to hold up and that means that Brady and the offense got more playing time. Brady got 2 passing touchdowns to Gronkowski, he ran for another and Gostkowski put two field goals of 40 and 32 yards through the uprights.
Then there was the Packers@Cardinals game. The cardinals ended up winning but the Green Bay Packers didn’t go down without a fight. At halftime, the score was 7-6 with the Cardinals up at the top. Then in the third quarter the Packers scored a touchdown when the Cardinals only got a field goal so the Packers were winning for the first time in this game. But the Cardinals came back and scored 10 points in the 4th quarter. They were up by 7 points and the Packers had 5 seconds in regulation and the ball was spotted at the fifty. Their only chance was to complete a hail mary pass. When the ball was snapped, the Cardinals brought a small blitz. They forced Rodgers out of the pocket and right before Rodgers was about to be sacked, he let the ball fly. The pass to Janis was COMPLETE! Then Mason Crosby had all the pressure. He had to make the PAT. And he did, so the game went to OT. The Cardinals got the ball first so they made use of it. On the first play in overtime, Carson Palmer passed short to Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had green grass ahead of him so he just ran. Before anyone knew it, he was at the Green Bay 5 yard line. I just had to watch that play about 20 more times so I could count how many times he got nearly tackled. Then I watched it another 10 times to see the monster stiff arm he gave to Burnett. The Packers did all they could to stop the Cardinals. They stopped the pass to Fitzgerald on first down, but they didn’t expect a pass on either down, first or second. On second down, Larry got an inside shuffle pass from Palmer and Larry did the rest. Larry won the game for the Cardinals, 20-26.