You wouldn’t know if judging from the way the players were reacting after the game. At some point you figured that Norv Turner was going to don an oversized cod piece and jump on board of The Midway and scream, “Mission accomplished.”
Norv was even on the verge of tears during the post-game press conference showing that this win was likely the Chargers’ Super Bowl. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms indicated that Turner did what he was hired to do.
No he didn’t.
Turner has no duplicated what Marty Schottenheimer did last season. The goal for a team this talented should be to win the Super Bowl, or at least the AFC championship. Not just winning your own personal Super Bowl.
- Does anybody believe that the Chargers are going to be ready to play next week? And if Philip Rivers is an obnoxious punk before winning a playoff game, what's he going to be like now?
- Jordan Babineaux’s 57-yard interception return for a touchdown was a fitting end for the Redskins, who lost by 21 points. That showed that Sean Taylor was watching and even he thinks that Todd Collins sucks.
- Nantz and Joe Buck were both on Sunday. Sweet.
- The Giants are assured at least one more game on national television. Wonderful. But give credit to the Giants for putting constant pressure on the Buccaneers Jeff Garcia. Looked like the Giants defenders were playing “one Mississippi” before rushing in on the quarterback. And Eli Messiah found a way to not kill his team. Enjoy Tom Coughlin next year.
- When will teams ever learn? Never go for the two-point conversion until you absolutely have to. Especially when you are backed up 10 yards on a penalty. What a mistake. And what the hell was John Madden talking about, saying that he agreed with the decision? Trailing by four with 10 minutes left and holding all of the momentum is not a bad place to be. The Steelers panicked like it was an home AFC Championship Game and Bill Cowher was coaching. Sometimes you are better off not giving these coaches too many things to think about.
Who tuned in for the new-look American Gladiators? Some of those gladiators will soon be subpoenaed to testify in front of congress.