Tag Archives: NFL Playoffs

Stairway to Heaven: Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

January 14, 2011


This is actually from last year’s NFL playoffs, apparently. Conveniently, I suppose it still applies to Saturday’s Steelers-Ravens game, and — if the Steelers are lucky — Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XLV hopes as well. Pretty clever.

Incidentally, it also happens to be the best cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” I’ve ever heard — but then my experience there is probably limited to only every single guitar shop I’ve ever stepped foot in, so…

Thanks to the Admiral for the tip. The ship has been raised!

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Is the NFC North inept enough for the Lions to make a title challenge?

October 26, 2010


Jim Schwartz throwing the greatest challenge flag in NFL history

Jim Schwartz is certainly hoping his Lions can make a run at the playoffs

Assuming Detroit’s goal is to win the NFC North, Week 7 of the 2010 NFL season may have been the Lions most productive performance in quite some time.

Two of the Lions’ three “Norris Division” contenders getting clipped was an obvious positive, and the bye week, of course, meant Detroit was atypically safe from suffering its 6th loss of the season.

The fact that these two blessings coincided, well, again: let’s just say that, for 2.5  NFL seasons, Week 7 was about as good as it gets for the boys in Honolulu Blue.

But wait…there’s more. Let alone the losses themselves, did you happen to catch any of the Packers, Vikings, and Bears this weekend? Oh my, it wasn’t pretty.

If the Packers offense was ever on the same page, it was in different books; Brett Lorenzo Favre played about as well as he would have in a Rascal – and may have actually needed one at the end; and the Bears participated in possibly the sloppiest game in recent NFL memory, not to mention against Detroit’s Week 8 opponent, the Washington Redskins.

Combined, the three active NFC North offenses turned the ball over 11 times in Week 7, and, ultimately, one has to wonder just how capable any of them are of cementing a playoff birth anytime soon.

Enter the Detroit Lions, who, at 1-5, certainly don’t appear any more capable than the rest at first glance.  With a closer look, however, one sees that Jim Schwartz’s team might just have an outside shot at what few ever considered possible…


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Norv does it again – observations from the Jets-Chargers *UPDATE – TURNER SIGNED TO EXTENSION*

January 18, 2010


way to go, Norv

Norv Turner, once again, proves how easy it is to squander talent.  Notes from the game:

  • Chargers came out on fire, but failed to capitalize with points.  Credit the Jets D, they kept Rex and Dirty in the game with some crucial stops early on.
  • Kaeding does it again…best regular season kicker of all time.  Watching the game, you just knew he was going to be King Shank all day.
  • The Chargers D clearly missed their Pro-Bowler in the middle, Jamal Williams. […]
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