One of the best matchups to watch will be Vikings receivers Stefon Diggs (849 yards and eight touchdowns) and Adam Thielen (1,276 yards and four touchdowns) against Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who posted the third-lowest passer rating in coverage (45.3) among qualified cornerbacks, according to PFF.
Until Saints-Vikings heated up in the fourth quarter, it appeared that the earlier game, between the Jags and Steelers, would provide all of Sunday’s playoff fireworks. It had everything — if, by everything, you mean 87 points and a Jacksonville team that batted back everything Pittsburgh threw at it in Heinz Field.
He missed Saturday as well, and Khris Middleton was the one to explode with a 23-point, 14-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.
The touchdown strike to Ted Ginn Jr. was reminiscent of vintage Brees-to-Devery Henderson connections. The throw on the run to Mike Thomas in the mid-fourth quarter was Canton fuel. Brees might have received more help this year than he did at any time over the last seven years, but he was the difference Sunday.
As shown by the Jaguars all season, when a team boasts not one but two corners who can blanket, that team is tough to beat. Opposing quarterbacks can only go to WR3s, RBs and TEs so much.
Although Bortles didn’t put up horrible numbers (8 of 13 for 65 yards) during Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men his 1 1/2 quarters of play against the Buccaneers, his number were deceiving because most of his completions came on short passes.
The Redskins pulled off a stunning 17-14 victory in Seattle, despite dealing with on-going injury issues on both sides. Washington held the lead for most of the second half, but allowed a Cheap China Jerseys Seattle touchdown with 1:34 left in the game. Trailing 14-10, Kirk Cousins drove the Redskins 69 yards to set up a one-yard rush by Rob Kelley for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Redskins defense held on the final possession, preventing a Hail Mary pass from Russell Wilson as time expired. Washington gets back to .500, while Seattle drops to 5-3.