Monday, January 19, 2009

We are the (conference) champions

Eagles @ Cardinals - ...Seriously that actually happened. For the first time, the Cards are going to the Super Bowl. In addition to the Bowl trip, the Cardinals have officially taken over as last year's Giants. I'd mentioned it a few times here and there but I refused to believe it. Now there's no more use in denying it. The first half was all Zona offense! Warner to Fitzgerald times 3! Then in the 2nd half the momentum switched. The Eagles remembered how to score and the Cards almost blew it but Arizona held on to earn their first Super Bowl trip. Now the interesting part of this outcome will be McNabb's future in Philly...The city may have loved him if he got to the Super Bowl and brought home the title but the boos may be unbearable now.

Ravens @ Steelers - In Roethlisberger's rookie year, he was in Joe Flacco's shoes. A rookie in the AFC Championship game. Unfortunately for Flacco, he didn't play like Big Ben did when Ben was a rookie. Flacco, instead, played like a rookie. Careless mistakes, 3 INTs, 3 sacks...just not a good day for the Ravens offense to get anything going. The Ravens tried to get things going with their running game and McGahee scored 2 TDs before a nasty hit from Steelers safety Ryan Clark left McGahee apparently unconscious on the field with a few minutes left in the game. (Note: from what I've read, McGahee is expected to make a full recovery). The Steelers look like they could be onto their 6th Super Bowl championship which would be the most for any franchise. Although, it could be interesting if Hines Ward remains injured after leaving the game and not returning with a knee injury.


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Shaun said...

Should be a great Super Bowl if Arizona wins. Then I can at least say the Falcons got knocked out by the Superbowl champs.. eh? eh?