Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 for his role in the fight that happened with just 18 seconds left on the clock.
The Patriots and Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.
The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
The Giants have many areas that need to be improved, including wide receiver, offensive line and cornerback, but building a cohesive pass rush would probably help the defense more than improving the coverage.
The Seattle Seahawks’ imposing and dominant defense is built on length and speed.
Maybe the New York Football Giants are not used to playing the role of spoiler, but that’s all they have left after an uninspired loss to the San Diego Chargers signaled the death knell for the team’s 2013 playoff chances. Now the visiting Seattle Seahawks come to town, looking to cement the first overall seed in the NFC, and hopefully a return trip to MetLife Stadium in February.
Instead of a handshake, Tom Coughlin had choice words for Greg Schiano. Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and the rest of the Giants weren’t too happy, either.
Do the Giants have more talent than the Bucs and the Carolina Panthers, their next two opponents? Absolutely. And could Big Blue lose to these teams if they play sloppy, uninspired football? Absolutely.
The Bennett brothers are always pulling for each other, ready to lend a hand. This Sunday it’s a different story.
A foul ball apparently led to some foul behavior at a baseball game over the weekend.