Dougs NFL picks for Week 2

OOPS! Forgot to pick the game last night, but it looks like Ed did too. No biggie, neither one of was going to pick the Jets anyway! Here we go

Last weeks 11-5

Pats over Jets WIN

Falcons over Rams

Ravens over Browns

Panthers over Bills 

Bears over Vikes

Pack over Skins

Texans over Titans

Colts over Dolphins

Chiefs over Cowboys

Eagles over Chargers

Lions over Cards

Saints over Bucs

Broncos over Giants

Raiders over Jags

Seahawks over Niners

Bengals over Steelers

 

 

 

Seahawks rally from 20 down in 4th quarter, but Falcons get the win

Great comeback by Seattle, and a great comeback by Atlanta

Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.

The Falcons (14-3) appeared ready to allow the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL playoff history when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left.

But Matt Ryan completed two long passes after the kickoff, setting up Bryant’s winning kick and sending the Falcons to the NFC championship game for only the third time in franchise history. They will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.

 

Doug’s NFL picks Week 11

Buffalo over Miami

Packers over Lions

Falcons over Cards

Skins over Eagles

Broncos over Chargers

Cowboys over Browns 

Bucs over Panthers

Jets over Rams

Bengals over Chiefs

Texans over Jags

Saints over Raiders

Pats over Colts 

Ravens over Steelers 

Niners over Bears

Season 90-55

Week 10 10-4

Week 9 11-3

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5

 

NFL highlights

Manning throws 400th TD Broncos roll Steelers

Skins, RG3 shock Saints 40-32

Backup QB leads Cards to win over Seahawks

Bucs upset Panthers

Niners stun Packers

Vikes hold off Jags in OT

Bears Rout Colts

Texans Rip Dolphins

Eagles edge Browns

Lions nip game Rams in final minute

Pats crush Titans

Falcons make early season statement, Chiefs hardest hit

Jets flatten Bills

Giants Treat Falcons Like $3 Hookers

Giants Rout Falcons 24-2 In NFC Wild-Card Game – ABC News

Even Eli Manning’s feet are dangerous.

Manning punctuated his best pro season Sunday by throwing for three touchdowns and scrambling for a 14-yard gain that woke up New York’s offense. He sparked the Giants to a 24-2 rout of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game Sunday, their first postseason victory since their Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England four years ago.

Next up is just as big a challenge for the Giants (10-7): the defending champion Packers in Green Bay next Sunday. New York lost 38-35 to Green Bay in December.

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The team that couldn’t run the ball will be sprinting there, bringing along a defense the Packers (15-1) actually might fear.

And an offense led by Manning, who hooked up on a 72-yard catch and run by Hakeem Nicks in the third quarter that put away the inept Falcons (10-7). Manning also connected on a 4-yard TD with Nicks in the second period, and a 27-yard TD throw to Mario Manningham in the fourth quarter that finished it off.

The Giants head to Green Bay with more balance on offense and more stinginess on defense than they’ve displayed most of the season. Their last postseason trip to Lambeau Field was a 23-20 overtime victory for the NFC championship two weeks before they upset the Patriots.

The tempo in the first playoff game at MetLife Stadium was set by New York’s defense, which never allowed Atlanta to get going, and by the league’s lowest-ranked rushing game, which ran for a season-high 172 yards, 92 by Brandon Jacobs and 63 by Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants averaged 5.5 yards a carry, 2 yards more than in the regular season.

For all of Jacobs’ and Bradshaw’s success, it was Manning’s escape and 14-yard dash on third down in the second period that got the Giants rolling. Jacobs soon broke a 34-yard run, and Manning hit Nicks on a post pattern to put the Giants up 7-2.

They never really had to look back as the Falcons bumbled their way to their third straight playoff loss under coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan.

New York was aided greatly by Atlanta’s penchant for gambling on fourth downs — and failing. Twice the Giants stymied the Falcons on fourth-and-1 as Ryan’s sneaks went nowhere. The defense also stopped Michael Turner, supposedly the most effective runner on the field, on a third-and-inches late in the third period.

Atlanta missed on a fourth-down try in overtime that cost the Falcons a game against New Orleans during the season. While they negated New York’s recently revitalized pass rush for much of the day, the Falcons couldn’t gain any traction on the ground, being held to 64 yards rushing.

Both offenses sputtered in the first half with an assortment of penalties, drops and poor throws.

When the Falcons wheeled out the no-huddle offense, though, they marched from their 10 to a fourth-and 1 at the New York 24. On the first play of the second quarter, Ryan was stacked up on his sneak.

But it turned out positively for the Falcons anyway.

Giants guard Chris Snee was called for holding, and, from his 13, Manning was pressured back into the end zone by James Sanders. He threw the ball away to avoid the sack, resulting in a safety.

New York had its own fourth-and-inches run on its first touchdown drive. Jacobs ran over safety Thomas DeCoud on the play from the Atlanta 6.

Nicks caught his post pattern over Dominique Franks, the fill-in for injured cornerback Brent Grimes, to make it 7-2.

The Giants’ most recent home playoff victory was a 41-0 rout of Minnesota for the 2000 NFC title.

Atlanta’s last playoff win was in 2005 over St. Louis when Michael Vick still was the Falcons’ quarterback.

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