You 'da man', Brett! Favre became the first QB over the age of 40 to start and win an NFL playoff game. Favre threw 4 TD passes as the Vikings gave the Cowboys a good old fashion whooping. What can I say-- he made us 40 year old guys feel pretty good today.
Indianapolis Colts 20 - Baltimore Ravens 3
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts also know a thing or two about playoff football. Manning completed 30 of 44 passes for 246 yards and 2 TDs. Couple that with superb defense and the Colts were able to hold off the Baltimore Ravens, who themselves know a thing or two about playing solid defense.
New Orleans Saints 45 - Arizona Cardinals 14
I have to admit, I underestimated the New Orleans Saints and the ruckus of the Superdome. Drew Brees (23 of 32, 247 yards, 3 TDs) and company completely manhandled Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals. Warner took a beating in this game and it'll be interesting to see if he comes back for another year or decides to retire. Let's hope there's a little bit of Brett Favre in him and he decides to come back.
New York Jets 17 - San Diego Chargers 14
Wow! They are calling the New York Jets the Cinderella story of the playoffs. A rookie head coach (Rex Ryan) and a rookie quarterback (Mark Sanchez) marching their team deep into the playoffs. And what's impressive is-- they are winning on the road. But Cinderella may not be the proper word to describe these Jets, "Awesome D" may be a better term.
In an earlier press conference, coach Ryan boldly said, "we should be the Super Bowl favorites" and after today's stunner in San Diego he had one more bold message, "A matchup that nobody wanted, but too bad. Here we come!" I have to give the man credit-- he holds nothing back. Maybe Rex knows something about his team no one else does.
Things should get interesting in Indy.
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