The Philadelphia Eagles came into Saturday’s Divisional Round against the Falcons as underdogs. They won, 15-10, after the closest finish of the postseason thus far.
However, referees said they were reviewing the previous play, and so that play did not count. The play was then ruled incomplete, and the clock would be reset to 14 seconds as opposed to just five.
After an incomplete pass to Sammy Watkins and a holding that moved them back 10 yards, the Rams decided to play it safe, and took a field goal to go into the half down 13-10.
But it was a weird end to the half, to say the least.
Way back when Ben McAdoo was running this offense, Beckham was indispensable. McAdoo’s offense is iso routes all the time, requiring receivers to win their battles without the help of being schemed open. Beckham was not only capable of winning against double teams, but he required a double on every snap, allowing the rest of the receivers (and they had some awful ones in 2016) to work against single coverage.
What an incredible finish to the Saints-Vikings game! As if dishing out the game-winning touchdown pass wasn’t enough, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum took the moment to bask in the comeback victory.
He got the crowd started with a celebratory skol Vikings chant. And from there, the fans at U.S. Bank Stadium joined him in unison. As soon as he clapped, the fans nearby clapped. Then once they clapped, more and more fans started clapping and chanting until the entire stadium joined in. Just like Keenum, you should also take a second and just get lost in the thunderous festivities.
He’s kinda lucky he didn’t get penalized for it. Last season, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas gave a referee a hug and got called for a penalty.
To be fair, Thomas’ hug was a surprise, and much more aggressive, than Peters’.
Mularkey, 56, took over as the Titans’ interim head coach in the middle of the 2015 season after Ken Whisenhunt was fired, and he had the interim tag removed in January 2016.
Tennessee has seen improvements under Mularkey, who coached the team to a 9-7 record last season, their first winning record since 2011. However, they did not make the playoffs last season.
The Titans barely made it into this season’s playoffs by winning Week 17 against the Jaguars, which secured the team a spot in the postseason for the first time in nine years.