NFL Playoffs 2019

The 2019 NFL playoffs have concluded and along with them are some pretty interesting story lines. To kick it off with Wildcard weekend, the Indianapolis Colts blew out the Houston Texans in a lopsided affair, as well as the Seattle Seahawks falling to the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers topping the Baltimore Ravens. Finally, to conclude Wildcard weekend the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears in a game that will forever be remembered after Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a game winning field goal. The kick bounced off the left goal post, then on to the cross bar. The kick itself is being called the double-doink by NFL fans across the country.

Next was our Divisional Weekend of football. First, the Kansas City Chiefs handled the Indianapolis Colts with ease and the Los Angeles Rams won in a close game with the Dallas Cowboys. Then on Sunday, the New England Patriots crushed the Los Angeles Chargers in a landslide and the Philadelphia Eagles lost in close game to the New Orleans Saints. Most memorable of the weekend was that Tom Brady would be heading to his 10th Conference Championship. In addition the Kansas City Chiefs would be hosting their first ever home Conference Championship at Arrowhead Stadium.

Then, there were four with the two 1 seeds and 2 seeds in each conference. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were the first to square off in a NFC championship game at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome in New Orleans. The game ended in 26-23 final where Greg Zuerlein drilled the NFL’s longest postseason game winning kick of 57 yards. However, controversy sparked in that game after a missed call by the officiating crew when Ram’s cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman hit helmet to helmet on Saint’s wide receiver Tommy Lee-Lewis. Among other missed calls, this questioned the NFL’s credibility among the fanbase. Then later in the day we saw the AFC Championship game where the Kansas City Chiefs duked it out with the New England Patriots in a close game. However, Sophomore Quarterback Patrick Mahomes could not beat Veteran Quarterback Tom Brady losing 37-31 in overtime. Tom Brady was then set to make yet another Super Bowl appearance in Superbowl 53 against 3rd Year Quarterback Jared Goff.

However, Super Bowl 53 didn’t live up to the hype and was a very low scoring game. The game was 0-0 after the first quarter and only saw a field goal by the Patriots heading into halftime. The two teams were stuck in a scoring drought and the game ended 13-3 Patriots over the Rams. With the game becoming out of reach in the fourth when the Patriots had a late game pick and a field goal. Some story lines from the game were the longest punt in Super Bowl history as well as the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles still hold the last Superbowl receiving touchdown. Next season still seems to be mystery as to who will make a run next year after Tom Brady won his 6th Super Bowl this season.