Seattle finished first in NFL in points allowed (17.3 per game) for fourth straight year. Vikings reached playoffs for first time since 2012 and won NFC North for first time since 2009. Vikings are 11 5 in two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium at University of Minnesota, best winning percentage in league history by team in temporary home.
To say Sunday championship games were duds is being kind. Blame the two losing teams, the Packers and Steelers, who were so helpless that they looked like they should have been done playing last month. All credit to the Patriots and Falcons, of course, who could give fans an all time great shootout in two weeks..
The No. 1 overall pick had an early case of the jitters, short arming a pitch and bobbling a snap the first two plays, looked poised while hitting four of his first five passes, then ended with an extended rough patch. Sage Rosenfels, chasing Tarvaris Jackson for the Vikings’ quarterback job while Brett Favre waffles on his future, was a standout even though both starting wide receivers are out with injuries.
“Two things happened,” Riley says. “We were disrupted early (through illness and injuries) in the offensive line and lost some continuity from what I thought was going to be a good running team. We had good success throwing the ball, and we relied on that.
20.SAM UPDATEThe situation is still up in the air when it comes to defensive end Michael Sam and the Alouettes.The Als have the first openly gay NFL draft pick on their negotiation list, but the former Missouri Tigers star is exhausting all NFL opportunities first.it gonna happen, the earliest would be mid May, Popp said. Going to be after the NFL draft. He probably going to see if there one more chance somewhere.
South Koran President Moon Jae in, second from right, applauds with Kim Yo Jong, third from right, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, during a performance of North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a “unified” Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.
Another ex Ohio State player, Chicago Bears safety Doug Plank, wore 46. The Bears’ defensive coordinator, Buddy Ryan, used that number to name the “46” defense he said he invented. Problem is, at least two other coaches George Allen and Neill Armstrong have said they, not Ryan, invented the “46” defense..