Nick Foles threw 29 touchdown passes, including two against the Saints, and only two interceptions, setting an NFL record for best TD/interception ratio. His passer rating of 119.2 was the third-highest in NFL history. He finished 8-3 as a starter.
The New Orleans Saints finally came up with the right plan for outdoor playoff football in cold weather. It got them their first postseason road victory.
Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to the Texas state championship, Nick Foles came along and broke many of his passing records but couldn’t deliver another title for the Austin-based school.
The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break its playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
You again? It begins with the Colts hosting the Chiefs on Saturday. At night, in the only first-round game not involving teams that faced each other this season, New Orleans is at Philadelphia.
Nick Foles and Philadelphia’s high-scoring offense needed a little help from the defense to make sure it was the same old sad ending for Dallas.
The conditions in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh and Denver didn’t set back the Eagles, Ravens, Chiefs, Dolphins and Broncos on Sunday.
The Giants’ chances of winning the NFC East would be slim if they lose, and seven losses might not be good enough to make the playoffs as a wild card.
Peyton Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday night and was barely touched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense in Denver’s 27-17 victory.
Everything is one game at a time for the Giants. There is no big picture or thoughts of the playoffs.
Eli Manning watched the Dallas-Minnesota game before catching a flight back to New Jersey. It turned out to be a tease, along with the Redskins result.
The Giants (2-6) went into Sunday’s bye in the NFC East cellar, but just two games behind first-place Dallas. A Cowboys loss would have put them within one game in the loss column.