Well what another amazing week in the NFL playoffs.
After the weekend the dust has settled and we are now left with just 4 teams which are ranked the top 4 seeds in their respective divisions.
The Panthers set their game up in the 1st half against Seattle, after a late run by the Seahawks they finally got the job done, lets see if their 15-1 season means a trip to San Francisco.
The crazy Cardinals and Packers game will go down as one for the ages- Packers lost the game but if you have one quarterback to give you a chance – Aaron Rodgers is your guy. For the 2nd time this season Rodgers threw an amazing Hail Mary that tied the game and sent it to overtime. In overtime we saw another leader really step up and show what this season means to him. Larry Fitzgerald put on an amazing run followed with a game winning run for the touchdown. Arizona have a well balanced team to really trouble the Panthers and whoever wins, both are deserving combatants to represent the NFC!
Patriots once again proved they are one of the best organisations in world sport- suspended start of year, losing key players before season, injuries and haven’t missed a beat. Getting their key players fit again has been a key and they accounted for Chiefs pretty comfortably.
The Broncos did enough to get by the Steelers in horribly windy conditions that were hard to draw a line on how Peyton Manning really played
This sets up what might be the final Brady vs Manning episode, and what an occasion in the AFC Championship game to see who goes to Super Bowl 50.
Yes there will be a buzz around the Panthers / Cardinals game but this week will be all about the Manning vs Brady rivalry, which will be the final time this ever happens.
If you’re a sports fan this is like being Ali vs Frazier Nicklaus vs Palmer for the final time- get up early Monday and enjoy the final ride and see who is off to Super Bowl 50.