The Tennessee Titans rang in the first week of January with all the bliss. They went against the New England Patriots in a post-season wild card game and beat them 20 to 13. Get game-play and stats here.
Lights, camera, play ball!
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood will perform on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium field and will be accompanied by NFL stars in her presentation of the opening theme for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented eight consecutive years.
Read all about it here.
The Atlanta Falcons went up against the Washington Redskins a week ago and won 38 to 14. Please enjoy NFL Films’ collection of Redskins safety DJ Swearinger getting into the groove. Yes, he did say, “I need to see a dog make a play, no puppies.” But what kind of dog?
One can’t say the Atlanta Falcons won that dramatically over the Carolina Panthers (until that part where Falcons cornerback Robert Allen intercepted Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s pass meant for wide receiver Brenton Bersin and Falcons kicker Matt Bryant made a fifty-six yard field goal in the bottom of the fourth quarter). Final score: Falcons 22 and Panthers 10. Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.
The Falcons are going to the playoffs.
The Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers met tonight on Monday Night Football on the latter’s turf. Though the Falcons put a touchdown on the board first, the Buccaneers steadily put up numbers throughout the game such that with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Atlanta was leading by just three points ….and eventually would win by just that much too (a Tampa 54-yard field goal was no good with seconds left in the game). Falcons 24 and Buccaneers 21. Final score. Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.