indy scored first
We all expected the Buffalo Bills to be the ones to come out swinging first, but the Indianapolis Colts were the first to get on the scoreboard with a field goal.
Josh Allen answers by doing josh allen things
A highlight for the ages: Bills quarterback Josh Allen looked like he was going to take off, then glanced at tight end Dawson Knox all alone in the end zone and tossed the ball in a play that you'll see circulated for a while.
Bills up at the half, thanks to Josh allen
The Colts have been pretty much dominating the game thus far, but Buffalo is the one with the upper hand after the first half. Allen has been marching down the field, and ending a methodical drive with a rushing touchdown to take the lead.
bills win first playoff game since 1995
The first postseason game was a wild one. The Bills sent Indianapolis home with a 27-24 win. Allen had quite a nice day, throwing over 300 yards and leading the team in rushing yards. Colts QB Philip Rivers goes home, perhaps forever?
jared goff in for rams as john wolford hurts neck
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is in the game after expecting not to play due to a broken thumb. Starter John Wolford exited the game early after a hard hit. He has since been taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation from a neck injury.
dk metcalf scores 51-yard touchdown
For some reason, the Seattle Seahawks are on the struggle bus, when it really should be the Rams given their situation(s). Wide receiver DK Metcalf came to play, however, scoring a 51-yarder, cutting their lead 13-10.
rams are ahead at halftime
Even with losing their starting quarterback and having to play with an injured Goff, the Rams are up on Seattle at halftime, 20-10. One of the main reasons is rookie running back Cam Akers, who is making plays in his playoff debut.
Akers finished the first half with over 100 yards rushing and a touchdown.
seahawks fumble punt, rams score off it
It hasn't exactly been the Seahawks' best day. Returner DJ Reed fumbled, resulting in Rams' ball. And Los Angeles naturally turned it into a touchdown.
rams beat seahawks, badly
The Rams defense came out swinging on Saturday, even with the loss of star Aaron Donald. Los Angeles completely took Seahawks QB Russell Wilson out of the game, pulling out a 30-20 victory, and an advancement to next week. I'll wait until we see the availability of the players though. It looks... bleak.
bucs get on the board first with a field goal
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got on the scoreboard first against the Washington Football Team with a field goal on their opening drive. More importantly, Washington's defense was able to knock Bucs QB Tom Brady down more than once.
bucs leading at half after two brady touchdowns
Brady is playing like Brady in the playoffs (and yelling at people too). He's thrown two touchdowns already, one to Chris Godwin and one to Antonio Brown.
allow me to introduce taylor Heinicke
If you laughed at the fact that Washington was starting QB Taylor Heinicke (we all did, don't lie), here is your introduction:
dez bryant grabs his first touchdown since 2017
The Baltimore Ravens blew out the Jacksonville Jaguars in a comfortable 40-14 blowout win. Quarterback Lamar Jackson started the game off with an interception, but that was the only bad thing. Wide receiver Marquise Brown had his best outing all season, finishing with six catches for 98 yards. The highlight of the day was vet receiver Dez Bryant grabbing his first touchdown in three years, and of course, throwing up the X.
ryan tannehill had five touchdowns on the day
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdowns and ran in for two, giving him a total of five for the day (math) against the Detroit Lions. They remain atop the AFC South and sit on a 10-4 record for this season. But it wouldn't be a Titans win without a good, old-fashioned Derrick Henry stiff-arm.
new england eliminated from playoff contention
The New England Patriots have been officially eliminated from playoff contention. While I have been waiting for this for such a long time, it doesn't seem satisfying now that Tom Brady is elsewhere. Division rivals, the Miami Dolphins ended their playoff hopes on Sunday with a 22-12 win. New England hasn't missed the playoffs since 2008.
texans fumble in the end zone, handing the colts a win
As the Houston Texans were trying to tie it up with the Indianapolis Colts, they fumbled away those chances in the end zone, handing Indy a win on a silver platter.
the falcons blew yet another lead
It's truly remarkable how they keep doing this, but they never let me down. The Atlanta Falcons headed into blowout territory in the first half, up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-0. The final score ended up being 31-27, Bucs. You just can't write it any better. The biggest highlight was Antonio Brown scoring his first touchdown as a Buccaneer.
the jets won a game
No, really. In Week 15, the New York Jets have officially won their first game of the 2020, defeating the Los Angeles Rams in probably the biggest upset of the season.
The bigger story with this one is that they may have missed out on their next franchise quarterback if they choose to move on from Sam Darnold. The Jags take over as having the number one pick in next year's draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to protect quarterback and Golden Boy Tom Brady better this week. Center Ryan Jensen will move to guard and AQ Shipley will take over at center as Ali Marpet is out with a concussion.
After an embarrassing blowout last weekend, the Bucs are doing everything they can in order to make sure that doesn't happen again. It also doesn't really matter if Shipley is one of head coach Bruce Arians' favorites. We all know who is calling the shots in Tampa, and his name is Tom. Brady stays screaming at his offensive line every week. This was definitely his doing, in my opinion.
If there's ONE player in the National Football League who absolutely despises to lose, it's Tom Brady. After losing his first game as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, he apparently put in the work this week in practice and is completely prepared not to lose this week. Or something like that.
This happens every year it feels like, right? The "Tom Brady is done" takes were out last week with a vengeance, but I know better than that. I refuse to fall for it. The second you start believing that Brady is done, the second he swoops in and wins the Super Bowl. We're not doing this anymore.
There are two people you never want to piss off: you dad and Bruce Arians. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith, he has pissed off the latter.
While I can hardly hold back my laughter from Tom Brady's poor performance on Sunday, this was definitely one of the contributing factors. I am willing to give him some leeway with there being no preseason, but it's clear to the coaching staff that Smith is on a short leash moving forward.
All eyes are going to be on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season and are expected to have one of the most eye-catching offenses. Just Week One, they may without star wide receiver Mike Evans.
Evans is said to have a "soft-tissue" injury, and then failed to elaborate further. That could basically mean it could be anything, in football terms. Evans is someone you can't take lightly with injuries, as he ended last season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Getting out of Jacksonville for some players is a beautiful thing. And they have not been quiet about it, either.
Brand new Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is happy to be playing behind QB Tom Brady (as anyone would), and he doesn't hesitate to tell us how he feels.
I love this kinda stuff. Anything that makes the NFL look like The Bachelor is right up my alley.
Fournette was a surprise release by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week and found a new home in the same state, where he is sure to have a substantial role in the offense.
Hey, everyone needs a change of scenery sometimes. It's up to Fournette to have production behind it.
One of the teams on everyone's radar as the NFL season nears is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of them is quarterback Tom Brady; the other is tight end, Rob Gronkowski.
Gronk had a few camp issues, which can be attributed to adjusting to playing professional football again. Because of this, head coach Bruce Arians said they would "play it by ear" when it comes to Gronk's snap count.
Translation: Don't worry about this for even a second.
I've said more than once that I think Gronkowski will do better than Brady in Tampa Bay, and I'm not willing to back down on that statement, just because he doesn't like being hot.
It will be tougher than ever to see players in game-like situations this offseason, because of there being no preseason games. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are doing something about it by having two sessions of "game" situations at their stadium.
This is smart, especially for those players who may be considered "bubble players." It also gives those special teams players a chance to create some in-game situations, as they don't necessarily translate to just drills.
I'd expect more teams to take part in a similar exercise as well.
I don't put this past Bruce Arians at all.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning to have a "voluntary bubble" situation for players during the regular season.
This should happen to every team, but while I realize you can't make all players do this, Tampa has one thing all other NFL teams do not - Tom Brady. All he has to do is tell them to all do it, assure them that they'll win a Super Bowl at the end of this season, and viola! A Tampa Bay Bubble. The one thing I can see players straying away from this one is if they have families, and/or children. It would be very hard to pick between the two. Can you imagine being away from a baby or small child and missing all of their milestones to play a game? I can't.
On the flip side, what if Brady does not elect to do this? How can he, as the 'leader' of the team, expect other players to do the same?