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NFL Highlights from Week 17

Week 17 Results

After an odd season, the playoffs are finally here. With two tripleheaders this weekend was packed to the brim with football. On Saturday Josh Allen Buffalo Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 in Buffalo with a field goal halfway through the 4th quarter, winning their first playoff game in 25 years. It wasn’t looking good when quarterback Jared Goff hurt his thumb on the helmet of Benson Mayowa. When back up quarterback John Wolford suffered a neck injury late in the first quarter. Jared Goff despite a thumb injury returned and lead the Los Angeles Rams to a victory over the Seattle Seahawks 30-20 in Seattle. And to finish it off the Tom Brady and the Buccaneers defeated the Washington Football team 31-23 in Tampa Bay. The Washington Football team has suffered greatly first it was quarterback Alex Smith’s life-threatening injury in 2018 then it was coach Ron Rivera’s cancer diagnosis.

On Sunday Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in Tennessee. Next the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 21-9. The Saints were very nervous when Drew Brees went down versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had broken ribs. Thankfully Drew had healed in time for the playoffs and managed to throw two touchdowns. Lastly, the Cinncinati Browns defeated the once 11-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37. The Steelers were doing very well up to week 12 from there they went 1-4, finishing with a record of 12-5.

Now on to week 18. On Saturday the number 1 seed in the NFC the Green Bay Packers will play the number 6 seed, Los Angeles Rams. In which if the Rams do a good job on offense they have a high chance of winning because of their dominant defense. Then the number 2 seed in the AFC the Buffalo Bills play the number 5 seed Baltimore Ravens. Each team has a good offense and will be a very interesting game.

On Sunday the number 1 seed in the AFC the Kansas City Chiefs (last year’s Super Bowl winners) battle the number 6 seed the Cincinnati Browns. And to wrap up week 18 the number 2 seed in the NFC the New Orleans Saints with play the number 5 seed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two veteran quarterbacks Drew Brees (age 41) and Tom Brady (age 43) will battle it out for a chance to move on in the playoffs.


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