The New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.
The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Tennessee Titans over the weekend and it left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the lone remaining NFL team without a win. Stepping out on their home field on Monday night, the Bucs came out with purpose, almost blew it, but did just enough to put a 1 in the win column.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up the 2013 NFL season with what many are expecting to be the “lowly” New York Jets. Tampa even has an ex-Jet on their side that was willing to share secrets from his former team. The team showed a lot of promise, but had one big and costly mistake too late in the game.