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|Colin Kaepernick, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco have been key performers in what has turned out to be a great NFL playoff season.|
The good news: Remember Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, the guy who ripped up John's ticket to last year's Super Bowl by missing a bunny 32-yarder at the end? He won't do that again. John cut him. The bad news: Now he's on Jim's team. 4. The Baltimore Ravens are Ray Lewis' team: LIE. This is Joe Flacco's team, down to the last chinstrap. They win or lose on his catapult arm. That Denver game was won by Flacco and his bag of leaping and whirring gadgets known as Boldin, Jones and Smith. His spirals are tighter than Tiger Woods' wallet. In Spanish, flaco means "skinny" but he's quietly become the bully of the AFC. This is his third conference championship game in the past five. He lost the previous one only when someone named Lee Evans (out of the league now) dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass. Pay the man already. 5. Matt Ryan gets more stuff done in the final minute than MacGyver. TRUTH. Maybe it's because he's allergic to compliments, but that surgical 31-second Matty Ice comeback against the Seahawks Sunday was just how he rolls. In 2008, against Chicago, the Bears grabbed the lead with 11 seconds left. Ryan won the game. Against Oakland this season, the Raiders tied it with 40 seconds left. Ryan won the game. He's either the calmest customer in the NFL, or his uncle runs the clock. 6. Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore will be inducted with Wrong Way Riegels, Jackie Smith, and Thurman Thomas's helmet in the Football Hall of Shame: TRUTH. Moore -- against all of the good sense man has accumulated over centuries -- let Ravens WR Jacoby Jones get behind him with 31 seconds left to catch a 70-yard touchdown pass, allowing the Ravens to tie the game. What is the ONE and ONLY way the Broncos could lose the game with the Ravens on their own 30 and 31 seconds left? For Rahim DumbleMoore to let Jacoby Jones get behind him and catch a 70-yard touchdown pass. "I guess I got too happy," Moore said. It was the dumbest thing seen on a football field since Up With People. Rahim Moore, may you never be happy again.
|Tom Brady's 17 playoff wins are the most in NFL history.|