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Welcome to the young blood OT I'm Ryan Webber the playoff matchups are set we're going to tell you who's going to be playing -- -- wild card weekend let's get started. The cowboys' playoff picture was pretty straightforward wind and there -- -- Dallas could be the Eagles in Philly the Cowboys would win and -- wild card but because this was actually a playoff game it was the Eagles have got it done. -- Dallas 446. At Philadelphia's going to the post season Donovan McNabb had a pair of passing touchdowns the Cowboys simply could not hang onto the ball -- took one fumble that 73 yards for a touchdown return another one. 96 yards for a score. Tony Romo tied game to forget. 183 yards no touchdowns to 62 fumbles he seems to be unable to put it together. It big contest Alex -- with the guys who called the game applauds the eighteenth Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Troy you're a part of this rivalry as a player for twelve years. These two teams have always fought and always went after one another who knew what it was going to be like coming in. What was going to be on the line as it turned out it was a playoff game. And it was all Philadelphia in this battle tonight then and I did not expect that I mean I really thought that it would be hello low scoring game I thought I'd be a tight game -- -- to be one of those games have come down the last 45 minutes the last possession or whatever maybe but. No surprise and I think the Eagles and we'll never know but I thought that they would come out and play well even if they didn't have a chance. To get into the playoffs now they had a chance to kick off. And they sure played like -- Dallas on the other hand I'm really shocked I think that a lot of changes are going to be made I don't know exactly what that means. Maybe that means Wade Phillips won't be back maybe some other key players I'm not sure. But I don't think that they go in its own nine status quo and it makes for an awfully long offseason for them. For the Eagles on the other hand I think the hero shots in the NFC playoffs and -- I like the teams that they may be facing. You know like the chances that the Eagles have against -- I was gonna say hi can verify this. Prior to this weekend you talking and you reading you six. You know you have to feel like if you just get into this tournament somehow your team can play -- -- Can maybe beat anybody that they can come across in the NFC postseason picture then he really -- want to go there and say that good but I do know this then and he said as much he likes his team. And he said. With that in mind we've just got again and there and they've been able to run -- -- it did in this game better Donovan McNabb had a solid game in the deep -- absolutely flying around. For Philadelphia -- they win dallas' out Eagles a ring and that's the story from -- The Giants have forty wrapped up home field advantage in the head of he playoffs with the team until got up. Vikings team that had their playoff hopes potentially on the lawn of the Vikings could win the game. They wrap up the and a title. And it came down the final seconds Minnesota once. 18 -- nineteen out of Ryan Longwell fifty yard field goal as time ran out Minnesota captures its first division crown since 2000. Tavares Jackson other solid games passing for 239. Yards and a touchdown. Adrian Peterson press the hundred yard mark for the tenth time this year. Finishing the regular season with 1760. Yards he isn't MVP candidate the Giants -- not have much to play for but suffered a blow to the secondary is Sam Madison went down with a broken ankle a Minnesota. Lock up the division title now let's check in with the NFL on fox crew did stop him Bryant balding -- at the metrodome. In a Sunday of those somebody great finish is certainly want to hear as the Minnesota Vikings boldly went on. Ryan Longwell field goal that would have won anyway with the Bears losing but this crowd had a reason to erupt -- you know they wanted to -- they want to win the game here at -- in front of the fans. In anticipation getting ready for the wild card weekend which starts right here next week. And it was it was kind of -- a game in which the Giants not happy that they lost the game. But have a lot to take with them into the off week before they start to play real well they had a plan and they were there were more today that got two players out there you know Eli Manning got -- -- They played hard all the way to the end who's a nail biter. That's what they want to QB in Tom Coughlin said we only get better by playing games they played hard they played to win. -- the credit to go to the Vikings here who came back. Scored the final ten points to win. Well their loss last week to Atlanta and the Bears want and even though the Bears were beaten the Vikings won it all their own they did not back in to win the NFC north title. One a difference a year is maybe for the Dolphins last he's a Miami posted just one victory this year the Dolphins headed into the final Sunday of the regular season. Needing to beat the Jets to win the AFC east title though they got it done. Miami beat the Jets 4417. To win the AFC east and host Baltimore it'll wild card game next weekend as they suggest. The Dolphins defense was strong again intercepting -- for every time. What would return for a touchdown Chad Pennington vertical team's throwing for 200 yards and two stores Miami finishes this season. All eleven of five after just one victory last in the Jets nine and seven Brett Favre career may have ended in defeat at the metal it. In windy Buffalo the pats about the bills thirteen nothing of the first time the Patriots have shut out the bills in Buffalo since 1983. Winds gusted up to sixty miles an hour making it very difficult to pass war kicks the ball -- Cassel completed just. Six of eight passes the Patriots finished the year eleven -- five but missed the playoffs. But Titans and Colts are both going for the post season. Cold finished the season would like consecutive wins shutting out the Titans 23 nothing. Tennessee -- had just 35 offensive plays in this contest bolted his faculty players for the majority of the game because tennis he knew they'd be the ones -- Indy was lucky that being the five seed the Steelers will be good to see the AFC. Shutting out the Browns 31 nothing Cleveland British as the season without an offensive touchdown in its final six games plus the headline of this one. -- the quarterback Ben Roethlisberger carted off the field in this game later diagnosed. Has haven't suffered a concussion. -- -- with the fox NFL Sunday -- What's that in the AFC. NFC and Pittsburgh are the top two teams they get first round byes Miami when the AFC east. Denver and San Diego will play tonight for the AFC west title wildcard it's being in Baltimore so that means that we Baltimore will visit Miami. Indianapolis will go to whoever wins the AFC west. Between Denver and San Diego and that's going playoff spots still to be determined right now how long it would take a look at the way things breakdown of the AFC. -- you know I. Decides to win the AFC west the Baltimore team traveling Miami's intriguing they were the one that figured out the wildcats for the first time it's a complex. -- is a different guy -- the guy that Miami song we ever. His his evolution as a quarterback and we watch Ryan and Flacco Flacco really came on at the end runs in the the whole year I think that's a big difference for Baltimore. Yeah and you can't count out Miami Miami -- fifteen and then they make the playoffs only to never do that. Tony Sparano has got to be in their for coach of the year him and Mike Smith over any other sets. I really believe that it is a bad match up for Miami Baltimore beat him earlier on in the year and they play such couldn't run the fans Miami -- -- -- kept Chad Pennington out in and make a lot of mistakes you know they don't score a lot of points normally but they play good defense. That's it made the -- -- Indians in this particular at one point we said the good teams good now to the coach -- the leaving they're not playing well Indy was one of those teams now. Their revitalized -- when they must not everyone I love my Peyton Manning looks like the Peyton Manning that we all expected. -- big game today simply must they still won -- team in the pot of anybody else on the playoff that's a great guy about Tony Dungy and did that Althea. Mike good team they might be playing at about the thing that came -- think's going to win the night would be the Chargers. And I think Norv Turner done a great job and going up again this Tony Dungy -- and they haven't been home. And their play well and Rivers can match pass protect -- pass I think Tom Moore's offense with the Colts. Terry you do is a look at this for what Norv Turner went through a lot of -- -- -- -- the end but you don't go on to London lose in the game the hockey league game had no. Last may ultimately -- that yeah I think Kansas City Carolina he held that team together and they got a chance at a win the division. The Panthers are hoping to lock up a division title and a first round bye with a win over the Saints for the loss could drop them down too wild card spot if the Falcons. -- -- Carolina barely escaped in the Big Easy winning the game. 3331. John Kasay hit a 42 yard field goal -- 12 left giving the Panthers their first division crowns in 2003. Carolina blue all 35 and lead in this game. Daniel Williams another monster game rushing 478 yards putting him over the 1500 yard mark this isn't Drew Brees falling just short of Dan Marino's single season passing record finishing with. 386 yards just fifteen shot every else but in the process became just the second quarterback to throw -- better than 5000 yards in a single season. Carolina wraps up division title now let's take you to New Orleans to check in with Kenny Albert and Daryl moose Johnston. The Carolina camp this finally get a chance to exhale overtime with the Giants Sunday night and the Saints scored 34 quarter touchdowns but the Panthers prevail and -- -- that a whole game of the divisional round. Oh what a huge performance by the Carolina Panthers again they were complete control for three quarters and all of a sudden here come the New Orleans Saints drew he's -- -- and another record. Set by Dan Marino in 1984. And all the sudden you think it's all gonna fall apart. But on the last drive they keep everything together they go down they kick a field goal like the last play of the game leave only the New Orleans Saints once second -- comeback -- -- I think. That that -- -- for this team going forward because it was there for a performance against the Giants it's a divisional game here today with a team that they really wanted to win with the dates being able to build on the off season they found a way to win this game get that by an -- at home eight know at home as opposed to. 44 on the road I mean that that's a huge difference for the Panthers. Want to not talk about it this game De'Angelo Williams rushed for a 143 yards in the first half an hour you mentioned Drew Brees -- sixteen yards shy. Dan Marino's single season record 386. In today's game but the Panthers finished. Well in four saves eight made atop the playoffs a first round bye for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons finished the regular season -- 115 mark. Winning that game over St. Louis. 3127. Atlanta gets a wild card berth thanks to their MVP. Michael Turner rushing for. 208 yards and a touchdown his second 200 yard game of the season. Atlanta won just four games last year they're going to the post season finale checked in with Sam Rosen asked him -- Sam resident Tim Bryant in Atlanta where the Atlanta Falcons finished their regular season with a thrilling. 31 to 27 win over a tough St. Louis Rams team and won a season for the Falcons says they finish off. A great turn around and make up eleven and five -- -- get to number five seed in the NFC Sammy even stated all day it's been an improbable season for the Atlanta Falcons and today was no different terms there achievements on the football field how they won the game it was about a power running game they've done it all -- -- Matt Bryant didn't have his best game but played good enough. Especially when he had to and then not offensive line got to give those guys a lot of credit to whether it was Michael Turner whether it was Jerious Norwood. They were up over 200 yards rushing on the day and then what can you say about St. Louis. It's been ten straight losses for that football team they never quit -- what any quit -- team -- the chances to win this when that three weeks in a row where they've lost it. Now in the fourth quarter at the end of the game and about Stephen Jackson was outstanding today for St. Louis that great running combination that the Falcons have. Michael Turner rushed for 210 yards but Jerious Norwood. Came up with the big plays yet at 92 yard kickoff return to set up his eight yard touchdown run. And that he had a 45 yard touchdown run. That gave the Falcons to win are used to difference maker today no question -- early kickoff return earlier in the year against Chicago but this one was absolutely got to be the highlight of him and his return game. I'm telling you though there's -- -- an inside of you got caught by a ten year veteran from behind -- won't sleep good tonight. I had the Falcons send up eleven and five. They will be at Arizona in the first round of the playoffs. The Rams go home to win fourteen in the worst ever by the Rams franchise same president Tim Bryant in Atlanta happy new year everyone. Is Jim zorn on the hot heat in the nation's capital lots of cultures are nervous now of the regular season has wrapped up Jay Glazer has all the group. Coordinator Steve back -- as hot name for a head coaching spot. And as we bring back NFL insider Jay Glazer jay what about another -- me about their bill -- Does he come back the coach. Obviously bill -- the hot and hopper for veteran coaches and talent to reach out to by several people already what do think he's telling everybody is. I don't care how much money Cleveland throws me I'm not going to Cleveland now that's reason to. Some people let's see how much money that actually is and let it -- you know falls in line with that but he's -- people he's not going to coaches who wants tickets are off come back next year. Well not a guy who says he's taken a year off Mike Holmgren he's out that'll be what future again I think he's going to take a year off then possibly look to get back in. The year after that as a coach I've talked people call -- and he doesn't -- the front office think he may want to coach again. In the future a little about him and sisco Mike singletary is -- what is -- not only backer but I know that they're working on a long term extension with the could be done as early as tonight a five year extension now you know Mike Martz is not on the air -- though the military wanted him back. But the front office want to march out really I mean losing Kansas City involving Marty Schottenheimer told us what could have learned that this past -- Clark -- team -- met with Marty Schottenheimer about -- Bill Parcells type of position of VP position. I talk to -- don't know if that's going to happen -- not staying in KC what about Herm -- you know what's going to happen they're -- -- started very very bad of an exhausting search for general manager and general manager along with that he whom -- -- team president and Clark -- you'll have these things -- that -- about Romeo Crennel in Cleveland in -- Romeo Cornell -- ask is Phil savage we're going to start looking -- guys like Scott -- immediately Josh mcdaniels is back no -- -- gathered at -- it's very extensive -- well. You and and Gary Kubiak. Kubiak is enemy or would you put the to have could be out Rod Marinelli Detroit. -- -- going to be tomorrow morning and it looks like rod will not be that there and they're -- -- all doing very strong or their furcal Tommy are so many different names there -- your guys but he's back nor Rex Ryan here about Mike Malarkey that -- -- covered bitter guy we haven't heard a lot about with the tennis anti. Here's an interesting one. Head coach Eric Mangini. He wins today he could win the division but does that mean that -- -- he doesn't win. You know -- -- obviously he wins his back doesn't went I don't think he's back I think it's 5050 right now but you know again that the players there are I think some things have changed in the locker. What about St. Louis Jim has it you know -- Billy debate it was named GM this week it certainly bode well for Jim how the players they put around a petition to bring up to the owner that they want has slipped back but again they're -- to do big exhausted -- dollar Rex -- these back -- that could be in the next. Okay jay thanks very much coming up bullet in -- the Lions finally win that game could they get it done against the Packers in Green Bay -- online OT continues after the. 209 million dollars for the -- the. -- -- One day of. I was about -- itself. And dot com Bob -- finally. A Bobble head and looks like the forty through. Proven me wrong the last few games so maybe we'll do it again. No question about. Welcome back to the I'll let OT Bryan -- we knew coming up the Bears are tried to keep their fate playoff hopes alive -- dark -- -- futility of the lot. It all came down to best for win the Detroit one final chance to avoid becoming the first all went sixteen team in the history of the NFL their opponent. Agreed they -- The 1970. Buccaneers could uncork the champagne. It is Green Bay defeating Detroit 3121. July and don't always exceeds green Bay's offense at a huge day with. 200 yard rusher and a pair of hundred yard receivers. Stats think about but -- since of that happening is at least. 1960. Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes going over the 4000 yard plateau for the season -- need Brett Favre and green bags for the Lions Calvin Johnson scored two touchdowns but it was not enough Detroit -- in Green Bay for the eighteenth straight times. Now let's hear with the NFL -- guys have to say about this dubious achievement Chris Rose in the recently retired job. -- John Lynch. We saw history did you ever think that you would see it -- -- hole in the sixty not a today's football I'm in this league is is set for parity when you're the worst team -- draft early. But you know what's the recipe for that when you get those early draft choices you -- completely they've done it repeatedly in Detroit and -- pay the consequences now. We probably expect some wholesale changes obviously -- daily news a great leader his players believe and number one ago when. Sixteen of lost seventeen straight regular year. There's there's going to be some changes or anything this team to build. Well I think they can build on the two players we really saw that feature today Kevin Smith and the backfield and Calvin Johnson they've got some that nice players other but they really need a complete roster overhaul. The positives are they've got some money to spend there's there's free agents out there I would start with a guy like Albert Albert Haynesworth in the middle he's looking to be free agent. You'd need a force like that in the middle to make his defense work. And then on off that you need the quarterbacks you can go the draft if you think some of these guys are franchise type quarterbacks otherwise there's going to be guys like Matt Cassel is a guy that comes to mind you need a franchise quarterback. I'd start there and that you got to number draft choices the Roy Williams for a trade provided him with two number ones. You know it's nice to have all those picks but he got a hit on. As for the Green Bay Packers they wrap up the season six -- ten after going thirteen -- three everybody's going to say well we know what happened here there's no Brett Favre here. -- and Aaron Rodgers is great to -- more than 4000 passing yards and when he touchdowns. They have their franchise quarterback look elsewhere for the issue. Yes they do I think fit their future looks very bright now remember this was the youngest team in the league. They were ravaged by injuries I think forty games lost by their primary starters as opposed to ten last year sometimes it's something as simple as that they still would like get a few more wins. Aaron Rodgers played at a high high level this year he understands -- anybody you're judged by your wins and losses but the future looks very bright for the green bay Packers and in particular Rogers. In the future can only get brighter. For the Detroit Lions the first Owens sixteen team in NFL history -- that we wish you happy holiday season. Chicago fell flat on the road losing to the Texans 3124. Houston's Andre Johnson was dynamic catching ten passes 448 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears aren't able to get it done they're not going to the playoffs let's take you to Houston for more on this one but we. Seventeen year in Houston for the Chicago Bears they needed to win and help to get into the post season after winning three straight to get here. It was not in the cards as they are losers here in Houston. Today I think you have to look at them defensively Andre Johnson and the Texans had a huge game. Ten catches about a 148. Yards two touchdowns they just didn't get it done -- give a lot of credit. To the Houston tech and Texas they came out ready to play. Texans finished 2008 at eight -- tying a franchise record for wins in the season's final score Houston beats the Bears. Knocking Chicago out of the playoff picture. The 49ers ended their season on a positive note to rallying to beat the Redskins. 4744. Candlestick point Mike singletary hopes to take that momentum into next season and the Cardinals generate little -- heading into the post season after losing. I'll pair of games consecutively Arizona -- the Seahawks. 34 point one Kurt Warner threw on the other four touchdown passes Mike Holmgren could not get the win in his final game on the sidelines -- Seattle. For more on this we'll look second of the guys -- fault in my box Tom Brennaman and Bryant. Well Brian. A win today for Arizona obviously they came in having lost to literal and rather ugly fashion. Your thoughts on the Cardinals going into the playoffs next -- well clearly they have amassed that Kurt Warner. Have been phenomenal year at the receiving -- they have. They're going to have to play more consistently they played well this year they've played well enough. To be a championship caliber team. But they're going to have to do it consistently. And a level there's very few of them that experience because there's so much inexperience with regards the playoffs on the team the Atlanta Falcons come to Glendale Arizona to take on the Cardinals next weekend. It will be the first home playoff game for the Cardinals franchise. Since in 1947. So the Vikings are going to the playoffs thanks in large part to Adrian Peterson let's get to know the man they call a day. It's kind of funny 'cause. I -- some some. I thought there there. Back in my hometown -- policy -- this. There aren't they ordered me by giving me major piece and they and this -- find Doug Beaumont theater -- Duke did have neither brown day. Well we'll -- was -- high school but it just feels good just a baby go bay. -- You know where it will without being back home family friend so. It really means a lot to me you know my in my that have javy at all in our group in the country. Grew up. I'll sub Todd have developed survival of -- birds as -- cowardice is also a difference they have already see no. The values stuff is and all that that the Cardinals also. You could -- -- more water. Or like ice -- -- whom Birmingham must wait for a couple of minutes if you really want to cut through it -- and she's on hapless. Because they're they're midcap fixed real good -- -- got to try it. Brought up and take this time I know people they'll -- -- I was -- bill own horn player of the rim options. And goes very very numbers Oklahoma demagogue -- be missed ability you know quite above the little move on top the top. Really just not a big dance so -- -- work I did that a robot and -- -- -- going to be out too much. From the robots. Prior looked good smell. -- if I can just play a little bit. So good together. -- source so. I thought you thought you guys get. Giving you know we always bring it up Oklahoma State. And how good -- where when he was there. And if it was there when I played LU. We will all close games but unfortunately he wasn't there so we played Cowboys. They got -- and I don't think -- -- under -- to Europe against those guys. I think we've been saying turn out if he was there awful. -- It. A major Peterson. And you just got to know me. Much more to get to including Alex more residents take on the cowboys' ugly loss the online OT continues after. You've paid 209 million dollars for -- team he's. Make more money than we make any neither one day probably -- -- US industry. What was going to throw -- -- I don't I don't know I would. The bomb went off com fox fire finally of. Bobble head it looks like obviously they have way too much talent they've already proven me wrong the last two games so maybe we'll do it again everybody everybody's have -- -- particular -- that hard second look at the European kids. All way -- far as -- report reserves -- right. Getting served for the -- he's coming -- Some highs in -- them. That is one of the biggest football event in the city are you confident are. No question -- That's why I don't understand it. Welcome back to the online OT coming up Shawne Merriman and Eddie George make their picks for coach of the year but let's -- in. Right now foxwoods dot com your football -- out more of that Alec -- -- Philly for that cowboy debacle bottom line what happened to Dallas in this game. It is the collapse across the board offensively Tony Romo. Which is not the same player that we've seen at times earlier this season and and rather comment about cowboys' starter -- three turnovers. He just wasn't a child getting stripped of the football true of those turnovers. Returned for touchdowns and a third led to another Philadelphia -- score decently the Philadelphia Eagles have not been able to score in the red -- we score on two of their past twelve attempt. Inside the twenty yard line. They're cute they're scored three touchdowns and about Cowboys in the second quarter alone and that really set the tempo for the game special teams atrocious for the Dallas Cowboys as well but here's the really scary thing after Dallas Cowboys and you want to see major changes in 2009. Apparently they're not happening Jerry Jones after the game reiterated his commitment to Wade Phillips as a head coach. Tony romo's sounded absolutely apathetic when we keep losing this game and the Cowboys right now because of all the salary at this salary -- to demean the Chinese player contracts. During this season under nonstop eating at a pretty much going to have the same group of guys intact Jerry Jones hopes for continuity is going to make it different wouldn't -- cowboy team. Good luck with all. How about the Eagles they look pretty scary heading into the playoffs. You -- the -- up and down I'm not sure what to make this game you know I don't -- -- -- -- irrelevant -- will be both from -- -- Once we found out that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears a boat lost that open the door for the Eagles to get into the playoffs and they play like a team that wanted to be there unlike. The Dallas Cowboys -- -- to give credit to Donovan McNabb this season was really at a crossroads when the Eagles -- -- -- five and -- he's responded extremely well Andy Reid had a very good game plan but he called into the great job with all inside the red -- he got a running game morn ball early put the -- tablets back on their heels and -- people -- eagle -- and made some fantastic adjustments Tony Romo. Didn't know what was happening at times to be honest they cover the top receivers -- -- couldn't adjust their protection schemes and they are done. I will say this I get the Eagles a real good shot at beating the Minnesota Vikings. On Sunday and that and in the -- tremendously game especially with the way that the Vikings continue to struggle even in the in the game at home against the New York Giants into the -- their starters. Okay that's going to do it for this edition of the online OT we say good -- with the very best of frank Kelly Denzel I'm Bryan Webber will he next. Okay well we get to enjoy the -- -- And by the way frank will be doing bit commercial for at least two more years and we couldn't be more thrilled. To have him back right not. Placed all politics is presented -- Coors -- isn't crazy season will be different than any -- sure. Like always had fun with stuff going on in the league and I think make it. Why don't carry it got. Obnoxious. And we had a good time just being so tonight -- Get rid of it. Of course I make picks this week I like Cowboys to beat the Eagles can meet the Dolphins over the Jets are good the Panthers over the St. effort up that -- the Bears to beat the Texans. But all anyone wanted to do was make one of the guys like except this year was really different. Now I've made a living the good -- I'm pretty basic jokes Kerry's fault. Holly's done and Jimmy's got quite an air but here we can carry fault how we dumped Jimmy there he would Chad Johnson he's legally changes name to coach ocean -- To attention until the united -- back Justine did his listening. Fumbled the ball the -- Overall I think last year actually -- -- week fifteen probably was mathematically eliminate pitchers get a -- The Dolphins beat the pats are using the old single wing formation. That's the same formation used by Jimmie Johnson. -- -- game winning streak it's just a regular niners and the Seahawks. Go to bars and easiest schedule is telling Bledsoe established -- -- you're not -- hold white box. Doesn't include the robot. Dewayne how he's looked -- me as it implication that the -- we won't action. That's about not automatic like -- just -- it. 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