With the 2012-13 NFC and AFC Championship Games just five days away, ESPN.com has a poll asking fans which the four possible Super Bowl match ups they prefer. New England vs. San Francisco is the far and way leader with 51 % of the vote, followed by 29 % for Baltimore vs. San Francisco. New England vs. Atlanta is in third place with 11 % while Baltimore vs. Atlanta is in last place, currently at 9 %. You can cast your vote at http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/.
The website also has a piece up discussing the Denver Broncos’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday afternoon, stating both Broncos’ head coach John Fox and front office executive John Elway still agree that taking a new at the end of regulation with the score tied. Here is part of the piece:
Fox said he felt good about the decision when he made it Saturday, toward the end of one of the most disheartening losses in the franchise's history. After hashing it over during the last two sleepless nights, he stood by his decision.
"I'd do it again 10 times if it presented itself in that situation," he said Monday at Denver's season-ending news conference, where he was joined by Elway, the quarterback-turned-front office executive.
Even 48 hours after the game, that single decision remained the most hotly debated of the many Fox, Manning and the Broncos made in their gaffe-filled loss to the Ravens. The second-guessing only got more intense Sunday after Atlanta moved the ball 41 yards in 12 seconds to set up the game-winning field goal in its 30-28 victory over Seattle.
Finally, a piece is up discussing the Houston Texans’ support for starting quarterback Matt Schaub despite being eliminated in the AFC Divisional round for the second straight season. Here is part of the piece:
The Houston Texans voiced overwhelming support for Matt Schaub on Monday, one day after completing a late-season swoon during which the quarterback consistently struggled.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that he still "believes" in Schaub, who has helped lead Houston to back-to-back AFC South division titles and the only postseason appearances in franchise history.