NFL Playoffs

Giants Fans Need to Enjoy this Unexpected Super Bowl Ride

Fans of the Big Blue are playing with house money right now
<p> Fans of the Big Blue are playing with house money right now</p>

Enough with the prognosticating. Giants fans should simply enjoy a ride that might be the best one yet.

Everything about the 2011 Giants has been said and said again. And again.

Eli is full of crap, how dare he put his name next to Tom Brady’s! Except, actually, he might be Elite but not quite as good as Brady or Rodgers or Jesus – but wait, hold on a second, because Eli’s playing really good right now and is approaching Elite status, so now we’re seriously starting to wonder whether or not you can spell Elite without E-L-I.

NFL Playoffs: Which Match-up Will Make the Best Super Bowl

Which of the final four NFL teams should play for it all?
<p> Which of the final four NFL teams do you want to play for it all?</p>

The Final Four has been set, and it might not have been the one you were expecting. The AFC did get its top two seeds through to the championship, but over in the NFC the two best teams – or what everyone thought were the two best teams (the Packers and Saints) are gone.

That leaves this: The Baltimore Ravens (13-4) vs. the New England Patriots (14-3) on one side, and the upstart New York Giants (11-7) vs. the San Francisco 49ers (14-3) on the other. On Feb. 5 two of them will meet in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis.

The Houston Texans: Most Overlooked 3-Seed in Recent Memory

Has anyone forgotten that the Texans were once 10-3 and atop the AFC.
<p> Has anyone forgotten that the Texans were once 10-3 and atop the AFC.</p>

If I were a betting man (and I’m not because, well, it’s illegal) I might just be inclined to lay a couple dollars on the Houston Texans coming out of Baltimore this weekend with a win. I know they’re dogs by 9 points, but why not the Texans?

Wes Welker, Victor Cruz and Arian Foster Prove There's Value in Undrafted Players

If you thought the draft was the end all be all of the NFL, think again
<p> If you thought the draft was the end all be all of the NFL, think again</p>

In 2007, Wes Welker lead the NFL in receptions with 112. In 2010, Arian Foster’s All-Pro season came out of nowhere as he led the National Football League in rushing with 1,616 yards. This year, it was the explosive Victor Cruz and his 1,536 receiving yards, good for third in the league. What do these two have in common? Not one of those players was selected by a team in the NFL draft.

God Loves Tim Tebow; Doesn't Like Ben Roethlisberger

After the Broncos beat the Steelers, it's clear who God likes more
<p> After the Broncos beat the Steelers, it's clear who God likes more</p>

God is a big Tim Tebow fan. And he's not a big fan of Ben Roethlisberger. At least that's the only logical answer I can take away after the Broncos beat the Steelers 29-23 in overtime of the playoffs.

Tim Tebow Makes Absolutely No Sense

Is Tim Tebow a good quarterback or the worst quarterback in the NFL
<p> Is Tim Tebow a good quarterback or the worst quarterback in the NFL</p>

Tim Tebow makes no sense. By all account the Broncos quarterback flat out sucks. I know the Tebow-backers don't want to believe it and point to his 7-game winning streak in the middle of the season as proof that he has that special intangible that doesn't show up in the box score and makes him a winning quarterback. Which is what really counts (they say), forgetting about the Bronco defense and kicking game that had a much larger hand in that winning streak than Tebow.

Houston Texans Football Gets First Playoff Win Behind Arian Foster and J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt and T.J. Yates get Houston their first playoff win in team history
<p> J.J. Watt and T.J. Yates get Houston their first playoff win in team history</p>

The Houston Texans have had a year of football firsts. After locking up their first division title and their first playoff birth in team history, they just added first playoff win to this year's resume after beating the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10.

J.J. Watt Makes Amazing Interception Against Bengals for the Houston Texans (Video)

The rookie defensive lineman makes a game-changing play at the end of the first half of Texans first playoff game
<p> The rookie defensive lineman makes a game-changing play at the end of the first half of Texans first playoff game</p>

J.J. Watt wasn't a household name before the Houston Texans' first playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals a sleeper for a deep AFC playoff run?

The Bengals could be the team that sneaks into the AFC Championship game
<p> The Bengals could be the team that sneaks into the AFC Championship game</p>

This year’s version of the NFL playoffs start with two teams on the downslide, but the winner has a legitimate shot to make a quick turnaround and at least reach the AFC Championship Game.