The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.
The Carolina Panthers may have been facing off with the lowly Atlanta Falcons in the regular season finale, but they still had a lot to play for as far as the playoffs were concerned. Once again, they had to hold on for another victory, but they did it with a tout defense and an offense that scored when it counted.
The Carolina Panthers needed a victory over the New Orleans Saints to clinch a playoff berth and keep their hopes of an NFC South title alive. On a day when a monsoon descended upon Bank of America Stadium, the Panthers didn’t win in pretty fashion, but they got back at the Saints and into the playoffs.
The Carolina Panthers still have a shot at the NFC South title and after a loss to the New Orleans Saints, they needed to rebound in a big way. That was exactly what they did against the New York Jets and kept their divisional title hopes alive.
It had to come to an end sooner or later, but the Carolina Panthers did not think that their eight-game win streak would come crashing down like it did on Sunday night. The New Orleans Saints rebounded big time from their bad loss last week and took it to the Panthers in the Superdome.
Two winning streaks went up against each other on Sunday, and one of them had to come to an end. When all was said and done, it was the longer win streak of the Carolina Panthers that carried on and the three-game streak of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came crashing to an end.
The Carolina Panthers looked as if they were falling right into a traditional trap game after a huge victory last week, but they were able to escape. Cam Newton led the comeback charge in a game that looked as if it was going to be a major upset against the Miami Dolphins.
The Carolina Panthers have been trying to prove to the world that they aren’t just lucky and can hang with the big boys in the NFL. A close win over the San Francisco 49ers last week helped some, but a victory over the New England Patriots sealed it.