Monthly Archives: January 2019

From ‘Yellow Brick Road’ to ‘Doomsday Scenario’ for Patriots’ Playoff Hopes

Forget playing a flawed-Texans squad in the Divisional Round while the Chiefs had to tangle with the Chargers. Now, the Pats must face Phillip Rivers and the Bolts in what will likely be New England’s toughest Divisional Round match-up since their 35-31 win vs. Baltimore in 2014.

Sterling notes: Wild Card weekend

What a weekend of games? On Wild Card weekend there always seems to be at least one game that you can’t believe is taking place in the playoffs. Last year it was Jacksonville beating Buffalo (this really happened) 10-3. It was a tight game at halftime, when it was tied 3-3, but the Jags broke it open in the 3rd quarter with a touch down that apparently put the game out of reach. Were they wearing leather helmets? Did they disallow the forward pass? Did a hologram of Woody Hayes coach both teams?