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The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.
This is arguably the best week of the NFL season. Who’ll make the plays to remember this weekend? Lets take a look at the match-ups.
The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.
The Ravens took a huge hit to their playoffs aspirations on Sunday when they lost to New England. Now Baltimore will face off against the newly crowned division champs in a game that they must win in order to continue their season. It’s truly win or go home for the Baltimore Ravens.
On the surface, you can look and say the Ravens blew their chance to get in the playoffs by getting smoked by the Patriots.
Let’s just settle this right now. Yes. However, that doesn’t explain the whole story.
It was embarrassing. It was ugly. It hurt them in the standings. And most of all, it was unexpected.
After not scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions on Monday night football their woes continued as the Patriots shut down the Ravens in a 41-7 rout.