Sunday, January 4, 2009
Cards, Bolts, Eagles and Ravens Move On
Of the QB's to play in this weekend's Wildcard games, Phillip Rivers in the AFC and Kurt Warner in the NFC get the game balls. Yes, Rivers got help from big little man Darren Sproles with over 300 all-purpose yards, but Rivers kept things alive many times and I liked his sideline effort to get the first down--in which he fell short, but the effort was great. This will be the end of the road for the Chargers though, as they will lack the ability to get past the Steelers once again.
Kurt Warner brought back thought of the 1999 St. Louis Rams and "The Greatest Show on Turf" with his performance Saturday. When things are clicking for Warner, offense run by him at QB is a thing of beauty. I don't think he or his teammates will be able to reproduce that performance in Carolina in the divisional round, but it is a better matchup for them than if they had drawn the Giants in the Meadowlands.