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And a little sign that says I can't pick a winner on the DA show these days. Hickey, my NFL picks on DA show the last two weeks wild card weekend against the spread, 0 for 3. Last weekend, 0 for 3. My picks have just been brutal. Like, I'm not necessarily getting wrong for each and every game on who I think is going to win the game.
But I can't pick by how many points they're going to win by or be within. It's just, it's been rough. Like Pat Boyle, who lost to me in the regular season. I beat him in the regular season and Pat wanted to try to find a way to get into the picks competition next year. So he issued this challenge for the playoffs. Fair is fair. That's what he did. I accepted it.
You know, no regrets. But I started to then pick against Pat in the postseason. Pat's only got two games right. Two!
And he's easily going to kick my ass in this with three games left. I have a photo on my Twitter if you want to see it of me walking around New York City owning up my misfortune so far. Now it's not similar to Sean last year who after, I forget even what the bet was, had to walk around outside here with the shirt off. Chest painted holding a sign of fire Gettleman or Gettleman was wrong. Something like that. He was holding a sign.
Not the same vein. He was painted like a blue blob. You weren't painted.
No red or like green. I actually have a little self respect for myself. Oh okay. I would have put myself in that position.
Same idea, different execution. Which by the way, this is not part of the bet payoff. This was just me on my own accord. I don't make excuses when I lose. I just wanted to let the whole world know that I was absolutely horrible.
So I was walking around the city today with the sign saying that I can't pick games right on the DA show. And Kevin Carter, the former NFL defense alignment has 100 sacks in his career. He just shot me a tweet that if you need some help from a fellow colleague, reach out. Now here's the one thing I'll say about Kevin Carter as much as I love Kevin Carter. He lost the bet to me once and still has not paid off the bet. Do you have any idea?
I don't think you worked with me yet. Kevin Carter, this is going back to the weekend overnight days. Bet me at Radio Row, Patriots and Rams when the Super Bowl was in Atlanta, that the Rams would beat the Patriots. He said if he lost he would give me 100 pennies. Never got any pennies from him when my Patriots beat his Rams. I don't know if A, Kevin Carter is even good at predicting these games as great as he is on CBS because he lost that bet to me. And how could I trust him with the big information if I can't trust a man to pay me the 100 pennies that he owes me?
I think you are the big winner. Getting 100 pennies is not worth it. In this day and age with everything going cashless, I'm not even sure if you could even find a place to trade in 100 pennies. Aye Ken, it's called the bank. I would say you keep your 100 pennies, I'm okay.
It's the principle though. You lose a bet, you gotta pay off your bet. You gotta pay off those debts that you owe people.
I get it. I still think you're a big winner here by avoiding carrying around 100 pennies and having to go to the bank. And having to fold them and put them in the little coin slot. What do you mean?
What do you know what I mean? Either if you go to the bank, you gotta put them in the coin rolls. Walk up to the teller. Hey, here's 100 pennies, give me a dollar.
Very simple. You can't just drop it on the teller. You gotta put it in the rolls.
You gotta roll them yourself. Or... You go to Coinstar and then you lose. They take 15 cents on that dollar and now all of a sudden you're down to 85 cents. Or we make you useful when I need a snack from the vending machine.
Me useful? You could just keep on putting the pennies in the vending machine one after another after another to get to the dollar. Then I'd get a bag of chips. I think it's coinless. So again, coins are not the way to go these days. You are the big winner by not getting 100 pennies from Kevin Carter. It could be the principle.
Then, alright, then I can't help you there. You don't win that many bets when you win a bet. You want to collect your earnings here.
Which collect them within reason. On Monday, very, very, very early. I don't think you asked me about this at on-sides, off-sides. I don't want to kill the segment if you do. So I apologize. Very early, early, early predictions. I'm just talking about winners. I like the Bengals in the AFC title game. And I like the Eagles in the NFC title game. Yourself, early Monday prediction.
We will not hold you to this until we make the final predictions on Friday. Bengals, Niners. Bengals and... Wow! You're going against Kansas City? Yeah, I don't like going against my preseason Super Bowl pick. And when we did our playoff picks, going against also my Super Bowl pick.
But I don't like the health of Patrick Holmes right now. What was your preseason Super Bowl pick? Chiefs Rams. Oh, okay. I was like, I was thinking to myself.
You picked when you said preseason pick. Oh, Niners. No. I thought you meant that more Kansas City. I didn't know if you were talking about both. Sorry. No, yeah.
KC. So I don't like, you know me. When I'm dug in I like to say that. Yeah, you're very stubborn.
I don't like to move. But with that said, I think the Holmes injury does change the calculus. So it's still disrespecting Philadelphia?
Well, not disrespecting. I think the Niners are equally, if not a better team. So they're right neck and neck. So then why wouldn't the home field advantage maybe make you go pick Philadelphia? Because I like the Niners. I think they're a better team. Okay.
Okay. They're both, I think they're the two best teams in the NFC. I don't think it's disrespectful to, you know, I'm not...
I'll say this. It's way more disrespectful to pick the Giants, like I did last week, than it is to pick the Niners this week. I'm just trying to figure out where we could really go at it this week, because we're in agreement with the Bengals. And I think that's going to be a close, just ridiculous game in Philly next week. It could be a very sloppy game, too, between the Eagles and Niners. I just don't know if I have the energy right now on Monday to fight you on this all week long and try to make you get embarrassed and look like a fool at the end of the week. So we'll see how the week progresses. Well, I look like a fool last week saying Dalen Jones and the Giants had a quarterback advantage going to the game.
So... You know what? Shame on me. Because I should have laid the seven and a half there. I thought the Eagles were going to win. I just thought the Giants were going to backdoor cover. So that's why, plus the seven and a half points. But when you said that, I should have then jumped all in on the Eagles just blowing out the New York Giants.
So I have to learn a little bit. But I give you credit. I got to give you credit. In some way, you were all over the Niners winning. I thought the Cowboys were going to keep it close, plus the four points. And I then picked them to win the game outright. So I was wrong on that and the irony of that, me trusting the drama Dallas Choking Cowboys came back to burn me. Now, it wasn't 38 to 13 like you predicted, but I think you kind of skate free there because they did cover the spread. But if the Cowboys would have won that game, because a little birdie told me that you took my advice, that you did lead on Saturday morning on the overnight, but that the Cowboys weren't going to win the game and they were just going to get destroyed and just absolutely annihilated by the Niners. I saw early on Twitter when that game was tight between Dallas and the Niners that there were some people that were tweeting at you like, Oh, what do you know?
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I think you would have been taking a big time beat down today at the Cowboys would have won that game. We're just goes to show you the state of the Cowboys fan where here we are trying to get more victories time out of keeping it close so far. All right, I get sure that you keep it a close.
Congratulations. They lost the game. They didn't cover the spread, but you got it within a touchdown there.
That's what we're talking about. You were a big topic of conversation by the way, this weekend in the press box, a lot of people talking to me about hot take Kiki, Jeff Kerr at CBS when I was at Eagles and giants, John Kincaid, he used to host here at CBS sports radio, dear, dear, dear friend of mine. We were sitting right next to each other in the press box and JK was, was talking a lot about your stupid Daniel Jones takes a lot of people in the Evan Washburn. I saw a lot of people first thing they said to me after, how you doing was man, how do you work with Hickey?
Those are the bad pigs. And I go, man, they haven't been listening to my gambling picks. I guess it was with the selective listening.
I see. That's a trend for everyone you run into. It's all of a sudden, how dumb is Hickey? I can't believe he said that. He can't believe he said this.
Like what an idiot, what a moron. Maybe they don't have the colonies to just say that my picks were bad. Maybe, maybe they were in agreement with my picks, but a lot of people, they had like receipts, like they were Robert salad just with take after takes that you've had that they kept them bringing up. So I was just trying to enjoy the game and watch it, take it in. But when people started taking shots at you, yeah, I'll participate. It's good to know. I guess I ever go to Philly.
You got plenty of places to stay for free. I guess that is for sure. Go ahead.
It's for sure. All right, we'll get to that game in a little bit, but let's start with Sunday's game. Bengals bills because the bangles, as we know, went into that game, missing three starters on the offensive line. And guess what?
It didn't matter. They proceeded to dominate the bills front. They allowed just one sec and one tackle for loss on 32 rush attempts. Cincinnati average over five yards per carry rush for 172 yards as a team.
Speaking of rushing, let's go to Saturday night's game. The Eagles ground attack was unstoppable as they racked up 268 rushing yards and their 38 seven blow win over the giants on sides or offside. Zach, the bangles offensive line had the most impressive performance of the weekend.
Yeah. I played him with Joe burrow and here's why it's because the opponent that you were going up against, like the Eagles dominating the giants impressive, but the giants don't have the same amount of talent as the Eagles have. If you want to talk about the Niners surviving against the Cowboys, a lot of people I think were like Kiki where the Niners were going to dominate. They did not dominate that game. I know you could say my homes with the way that he was able to get that win was very impressive, but until the injury, no one actually ever thought Kansas city could have lost that game up against Jacksonville, but the bangles and bills, we thought they were neck and neck. I thought they were the two best teams in the AFC and Cincinnati didn't just only go into Buffalo and walk out with the victory. They absolutely annihilated the Buffalo bills to be out three offensive Lyman that are, that are starters and Joe burrow still play as great as he did.
That's the most impressive performance to me this weekend. So on sides, the Cowboys suffered an excruciating end to their season as their offense, let them down big time. It almost is like I won though because I do enjoy seeing the Cowboys lose this way.
Even though I picked them, it was another tough one. That's sure. Not saying that after the game, Jerry Jones, Dallas, he was upset.
I would be too. If I watch my offense, highly paid offense score one touchdown. You know, it's funny with the Cowboys. It's never now about winning another Superbowl for like Jerry Jones. It's like, Oh, I'm never going to get back to an NFC title game since 1995. My quarterback, I paid him $40 million, but he's not that great.
Stinks that it does. That was Cowboys fans. Enjoy those one touchdown, 12 points. And the aforementioned $40 million a year, man, Dak Prescott, two costly interceptions led to six points for the night and almost took a safety late. That was, that might've been the most egregious play in terms of what you were thinking, where he tried to run over a defensive lineman and got lucky. You know, it's almost like the family guy episode where the Mets season starts. It's like, here's the first pitch and the season's over. There was like so much drama in that moment and to go three and out of that spot, woof.
Woof is right. Mike McCarthy punted three different times on fourth down where there's maybe a thought of going forward and said he did play conservative and also helped dial up what was one of the worst plays in history as Azuka Elliott lined up under center. Not worse than the Colts punt though. No, it's worse.
It is worse. It's not time situation. The Colts are supposed to snap the ball. This was a set play for the Eagles. Once again, you're like a Cowboys fan, where you try to take like these minor victories and losses that still does not excuse your team for their pathetic performances and incompetence.
Well, Azuka, well, we now know if there's any doubt, he cannot play center. That play got blown up. And as you mentioned, Jerry Jones, not getting to an NFC title game, 12th straight playoff appearance to the Cowboys without advancing to the said NFC title game, the longest drought in NFL history onsides or offsides, both Mike McCarthy head coach and Dak Prescott quarterback will be back for Dallas next season. Dak will be two years left of that contract McCarthy.
They didn't have an announcement or no, let me rephrase this. Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones didn't do their interviews that they usually do after games on Mondays with one on five through the fan. So I wonder if they're debating about Mike McCarthy coming back, but something tells me that McCarthy right now will be back. But if he isn't, it's either going to be Sean Payton or Dan Quinn. I'm still thinking McCarthy's back, but that's the one that makes me say, wait a second with the McCarthy and Dak conversation, but I'm going to say right now, both will be back for Dallas next year. The chiefs were able to avoid a catastrophic disaster on Saturday as Patrick Holmes thankfully avoided serious injury after going down to high ankle sprain in the first half, he did return for the second half and Lake Kansas city to 10 points, made all of his throws in the pocket, which is the second time this season that he made all of us throws in and a half from the pocket.
As you know, one of the things that makes Patrick Holmes great, his ability to extend plays outside and throw the ball, you know, deep when the defense is stretched out. Head coach Andy Reid did say the team will go about this week like Mahomes will play, although admittedly the head coach is not sure if the former MVP can practice this week onsides or offsides. The Bengals should be favorites heading to Sunday's matchup in Arrowhead against the Chiefs. So you're just asking me if I think the Bengals have a better team because usually the home team is going to be a three point favorite normally.
Oh no. Should Vegas make them the, you know, with Mahomes injury, should they make them the favorite? Yeah, I think Cincinnati has defeated, or I know they've defeated the Chiefs the last three times, I think they're the better team. I think with the line now being at like one in favor of Kansas City, that's Vegas telling you that the Bengals are the better team. But since, since, since Kansas City didn't get the three outright, that's kind of showing you that they believe a lot in the Bengals. And they're basically making this game a pick them. But I would make Cincinnati the favorite, whether it's by 1.2 points, whatever, they're the better team to me.
So yeah, they should be the favorite, in my opinion, on sides. So great ESPN analyst Dan Orlofsky joined us last hour. He was also on ESPN early this morning and some interesting words when talking about the best quarterback in the league and who it is. I think he stole my take.
If I would have known about this beforehand, I think I was the first media member to go in this kind of realm of thinking. But continue. Orlofsky said Patrick Holmes is the best and most talented player in the NFL right now, and that Joe Burrow is the best quarterback in the league. He mentioned the former number one overall picks ability to understand play calls, how to read defenses, know where to go with the football, timing of the offense, rhythm, accuracy, all of that adds up to, in Orlofsky's mind, Joe Burrow being the best quarterback in the NFL. On sides or off sides, Joe Burrow is the best quarterback right now in the league.
With the way that they're playing right now, is that the way that you would say it? I would say, wait, Joe Burrow is playing? I'm just saying like right now, who would I rather have this weekend?
Is that the question? No, right now who's the best quarterback in the league, not this weekend overall. Because the reason why, and let me be clear, my take last week was this, that if Burrow goes into Kansas City, wins again, and then they go on to win the Super Bowl, I think to me, he would be perceived as the best quarterback in the league. The reason why it's still Mahomes, and we all know Mahomes is jaw dropping things each and every week, but the reason why it's still Mahomes, he's just been around longer. And he's competed at a higher level longer, like Burrow's been great the last two years, but if Burrow goes in now and beats Mahomes four straight times and wins the Super Bowl, the only argument he could have for Mahomes is MVP, because they have the same amount of Super Bowls and Burrow would just be better against him head to head. So if he wins this weekend, and then goes and wins the next game, I think you can make the case that he is the best quarterback, but right now, I still do believe that Mahomes is considered to be the best quarterback in football.
So I guess here I'd be answering offside to this. And finally, all four teams that lost this past weekend did suffer disappointing losses. Jaguars could not cash in on the fact that Patrick Holmes was hobbled for most of the game. The Giants were steamrolled from the absolute opening kickoff, allowing 268 rushing yards and a 38-7 beatdown. Bills could not take advantage of a beat-up Bengals offensive line or get in any sort of rhythm offensively in their 17-point loss at home, and the Cowboys offense was hurt by Dax, two interceptions, and again, only scored 12 points in their loss. Onsides or offsides, the Bills suffered the most disappointing loss of the weekend.
Oh, it's not even close, 1,000%. No one thought the Jaguars would be a playoff team before the start of the year. They got to the playoffs, they won a game, can't really knock them for losing to Kansas City even with the injury to Mahomes. The Giants, no one thought they would win more than five games. They got to the playoffs, they won a playoff game.
I know they got destroyed, it's a disappointing ending to the season, but it's still a really good season. Dallas, no one thought they were going to the Super Bowl before the start of the year or the NFC title game. Yes, Dak Prescott was extremely disappointing, he was horrible in the game, but Buffalo was Super Bowl or bust, and Buffalo didn't even get to an AFC title game, didn't even get to a Super Bowl. They lose in the division round. Now they lose in the division round. If you lose like 23-20 or 37-34, that's one thing, they got absolutely just dismantled by the Bengals.
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Pac-Man, appreciate the time as always. How you been? Man, I'm good.
I'm even better by that wind yesterday. I got a chance to listen to you guys earlier and I will say this, these are the four best teams in the NFL. I would agree with that. I was between Cincinnati and Buffalo actually in the AFC, but if you slide in Kansas City you can't really disagree. I was never in between Cincinnati and Buffalo. I think Buffalo have a good team, but they don't have a better team than Cincinnati. Obviously, it showed this week.
But I don't think the game would have been close the first time. One thing about the Bengals, they got good matchups. So when it comes down to these playoff times, you look at the wide receiver court, we got four wide receivers that can stretch the field, four wide receivers that can beat one-on-one covers, and we got a hell of a running back with Joe Mixon and Pete Ryan. Then you go back and look at the quarterback position, he's unreal. No quarterback that you can say has been playing better than number nine, Joe Burrow, these last 10 weeks. He was like a dark out there this week.
It didn't even look like it was snowing because obviously it didn't slow him down that one bit. I keep on saying about Joe Burrow, people go, what stands out to you the most about him? And I go, he just has it. I don't know how to describe it, but every time you watch him play, you go, man, that is one of, if not maybe the best quarterback in the NFL. Man, he's really, he's special and when you talk to him, you can tell because he's different. He knows he's special, I should say, but if you just go back and break down the film like no quarterback is going through all of their reach, doing the tricks like he's doing right now. And I love Patrick Mahomes, he's an unbelievable quarterback, I do think he still is the face of the NFL right now, but if you just go by strictly quarterback mode, I think Joe Burrow is by far the best quarterback in the NFL. Now, I don't think we got a lot of help with Andy Reid, Andy Reid, and the guys up in San Francisco.
I think Henry is number one, I guess San Francisco is number two when it comes to offensive coordinators. But I do think when you look at the quarterback position, this guy, Joe, he's special, he's something that we haven't seen in a while, and he's razor-high sharp. I know when you were in Cincinnati, the Bengals right under Marvin Lewis were constantly going to the playoffs, but it got a little bit in an uncomfortable state there the last few years where the team was trending in the wrong direction, and he comes in and he really, I don't want to sound too dramatic at him, Pac-Man Jones, but he totally changed that franchise and saved that franchise because the last two years, they just keep on finding a way to get to the big games. I think Coach Taylor did a great job. I think more than anybody, I think we should be giving an award to Duke Tobin. Duke Tobin did a hell of a job of getting high profile guys in.
He went back-to-back LSU draft. So I think Duke Tobin got a lot of credit to do with the guys that we have on the team right now. But yeah, man, it's good.
And this is not a fake. You know, you look at it, you're like, oh, me personally? I knew they would get better down the stretch because the line, our offensive line at that point up to last week, a week before last, we've played together more than any line in the NFL. So we had to start clicking with the run game and all of that. But I think we're doing a good job up front, and that is doing a hell of a job of taking care of the players' bodies.
They all look fresh. You can tell this week no one was sore or complaining about the long season, and they've got a lot to do with what Zach does the whole season of taking care of the bodies. And also, Adam Pacman-Jones, I know this is such an offensive league now and the defensive guys don't get the credit, but Luann Arumo on the defensive side of the ball, this dude better start getting some head coaching interviews because he's been unbelievable. Hold on, you know, we need Luann for like another year, but I don't know how long he's been.
Honestly, personally, I got to be honest, he does a head coaching job right now with the stuff that he has done the last couple of years. But Luann, especially, it's so funny how he switches up the defense every second half. The Bengals only allow, I think, 10 points the second half, the last six or eight weeks we've had games.
That's hard to do. When you can keep Buffalo for only scoring three to 10 points, that means you're doing some good. And the guys up front are unbelievable, starting with Rita. We already know what Mr. Ohio, how he do on the end, but we got a good cast of guys. The young guy played really good this week. Even on the deep ball, he never panicked and got the ball out of there.
You can tell, man, the way Joe carries himself makes everybody else play a lot harder in the high level. Adam Pacman-Jones here with us. And don't get this twisted, what I was saying earlier, I thought the two best teams in the AFC were the Bengals and the Bills, and then I thought Kansas City was third. We'll see this matchup, once again, coming up this weekend. But getting back to yesterday's matchup, what specifically was it that made you so confident going in? Because I was expecting this to be a good game, and it was the farthest thing from a good game, unless you are a Bengals fan, which that was the perfect game you could play.
Well, you got to look at it. When I'm looking at Sam, I know everybody think I'm just, bingles, bingles, bingles. Yes, I do love the, I love the Cowboys too, you know, and I love the Titans. But when you, and I told everybody that the Titans game shouldn't have even been a game. But when you go back and look at the Bengals team, if you are on the Bills team, how do you match up?
Who do you match up when you playing man to man? You have not, you got, even when he playing good, he play good, but every last one of those guys in the secondary, when target have allowed a hundred, I mean a hundred yards per game. So I felt comfortable, because if it got to a shootout, I didn't feel that you guys had no one that can guard us. And so this week you guys played a lot of cover too, when we got the man, Joe did, they explored it, and I think, I think we did a good job with picking up the blitz. People around did a good job of picking up the blitz this week, and I think that helped us a lot too. What do you think the game comes down to this weekend? You know the Bengals are going to be confident, they've defeated the Chiefs three straight times. What's going to decide who gets to go to the Super Bowl this weekend between the Bengals and Chiefs?
I know, I know, I went to the playoffs four times in Cincinnati consecutive years. We had Joe, we probably won the Super Bowl, and I hate to say it like that, but it is what it is. But I don't think the Chiefs have no one that can guard us. If you look at our roster, we match up with the Chiefs pretty good. We got a guy that can guard Kelsey.
He wears number 33, and on the outside, they good, but they are not, they are not elite. I think this all comes down to Lou. Lou has played these guys three times, and every time we have played them in the second half, it's damn near shut out every time. So I trust what Lou has been playing because it worked three times.
If we get to a shootout, I'm going with Joe. Wrapping up with Adam Pacman-Jones, I got to get your thoughts on the Cowboys. Dak Prescott did not have his best game, obviously, the other day.
Major reason why they lost the game, what stood out to you in that Dallas 49ers contest? I got to play better. I love that.
I love them as a person. That wasn't good enough. That wasn't good enough to get us across the drawing board, and you know how it is in Dallas, man.
They love hard and they hate hard. So it's all about what you've done for me lately. You know, I know you got a year, two years on the deal left. Yeah, two years.
I'm eager to see how I go. I know. I think a new head coach is coming. I don't think Jerry's played with the same head coach. We'll see. We'll see. See who takes the job. Will Sean Payton take the job or who will take the job? That's an interesting question.
Well, we'll see if it's available first, but it seems like you're pretty confident that it will be. I guess we'll find out in the next 24 hours or so. It could be Dan Quinn, honestly. They may promote within if they can't go out there and get Sean Payton out in Pac-Man Jones. Yeah, I like Dan Quinn. Or I like Marvin Lewis. Well, he's interviewed before.
They interviewed last time when that job was available and did not get it, but we'll see if Jerry comes calling again. Hey, before we let you run, so you're going with the Bengals over the Chiefs. Is that right in the game, I'm assuming? Yeah, I'm going with the Bengals over the Chiefs by, I want to say, I'm going to say seven.
Okay. It's going to be three or seven. I think the game is going to be close. Every new season is back on now, as you can see of last week, so I think we win by seven. And who do you like in the NFC between Philadelphia and San Francisco? I'm scared of the game, but I'm going with the Eagles. My original pick from week one was Cowboys, I'm going to say it was Bengals, Eagles, Super Bowl. I'm going to stick with the Eagles. I think the Eagles got a really good defense, and as you can see, they played really fast this week.
It really wasn't a game. Last thing I'll ask you, Adam Pac-Man Jones, the offensive line was a big key going into this one. You knew Lyell Collins out for the season, no Kappa, no Jonah Williams as well. And Burrow really didn't even have to break a sweat. What did you see up front that allowed the Bengals' offensive line to be so successful even when they were rotating in not their usual starters because they were out with injuries? T.J. T.J. did a great job of coming in and picking up the protection. And you got to realize, Joe, he had six different receivers in the first.
It was 17-0. He was like, whoa, whoa, oh my God. He had six different receivers that touched the ball. So the ball is going everywhere, man.
There's a lot of guys that's open, and as you can see, Joe is dissecting everything right now. Like, he's playing at an IQ that I can't even, it's unreal if you really look at it. If you go back and look at the games, even when they're in the cup or two, he knows exactly where to go with the ball. So, man, he's talking about running. He knows exactly what to do. In the end of the half, fight the ball with two seconds left on the clock.
We still get a three out of it. So like, these things look small, but they're very big in live bullet time. Adam Pacman Jones, make sure you check him out. Believe in Bengals, the Believe Podcast Network, along with Salman Wilkotsu, appreciate the time as always.
Thank you, man. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast, Your Weirdest Fears, the show that explores the odd things that make your heart stop. I am so scared of the Grinch.
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It's time for no huddle offense on the Zach Gelb show. Chiefs were looking to host their 5th straight AFC championship game. They would first need to win and then have a Buffalo Bills loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to secure that.
They did suffer a scare. Patrick Mahomes did suffer a high ankle sprain, left the game but did return and ended up going 22 of 30 for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chad Hennie on his drive was 5 of 7 for 23 yards and a touchdown led that 98 yard TD drive right before the half while Mahomes was getting looked at.
Travis Kelce goes for 14 catches for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns, 14 receptions by a tight end is the most in NFL playoff history. On the ground you had Isaiah Pacheco going 12 carries for 95 yards, Trevor Lawrence, for the Jaguars ends his season 24-39, 217 yards, a touchdown and a pick. And let's listen up to some highlights, here's Marquis Valdes-Scantling on a 6 yard TD reception to make it 27-17 in the 4th quarter and then you will hear the Jabal Agnew fumble at the Chiefs 3 yard line recovered by Kansas City with 5.36 left in the 4th. There's Mitch Holtus on the Chiefs radio network.
McKinnon sprints in motion to the near flat. Mahomes now steps up in the pocket, throws wide open back in the end zone, touchdown Kansas City Marquis Valdes-Scantling on a 6 yard touchdown. Third down has been an issue, now a pass to the right side and the ball's out, the ball's out, the Chiefs think they've got the football at the 3 if they rule this a catch, I did not see the bean bag go down, Kansas City's got the football, they recover the ball at their own 3 yard line, Nick Bolton comes out of the fray with the ball. Chiefs end up winning 27-20 over the Jaguars. Next up we go to a game I was at in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles playing in their first playoff game since last year's beatdown by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You had the bye week, Jalen Hurts looked pretty damn good, 16-24 for 154 yards and two passing touchdowns also at 9 carries for 34 yards and a rushing score, Kenneth Gainwell, 12 for a buck 12 on the ground and a touchdown the Eagles as a team. They ran for 268 yards on 44 carries at 6.1 yards per carry. On the other hand Daniel Jones, it looked like the Giants at times didn't trust him, even when they were down late they barely threw the ball down the field and Daniel Jones was 15-27 for 135 yards and a pick. Let's listen up to Dallas Garter who set the tone with a vicious stiff arm, also did get a receiving touchdown right out of the gate to make it 7-0 and then Jalen Hurts you also hear his 5 yard touchdown run to make it 28-0 right before halftime.
Here is Merrill Reese on the Eagles radio network. Gainwell goes wide to the far side of the field, empty backfield, Hurts looks, Hurts fires, complete. He's got Dallas Goddard spinning across the goal line into the end zone, the Eagles score. Hurts is back, he's going to go with the draw, he's going to run, he's going to score! Jalen Hurts! He's healthy. The dash up the middle and they took it left. It was that simple. The early throw to Devante Smith and then when he ran for the touchdown was all you needed to see, to say okay, Jalen Hurts all this nonsense about the shoulder and how he's going to be like 60%, he looked pretty damn good to me.
You could not tell that he was dealing with the shoulder injury. Bengals and Bills blow out a beat down by the Bengals up against the Bills, Jamar Chase opened things up with a 28 yard TD score to make it 7-0 and then Cameron Taylor Britt with an interception to officially seal the deal late in the 4th quarter. Here are the sounds of a very excited Dan Hord and Dave Lapham on the Bengals radio network. Shotgun snap, short drop by Burrow, the pressure comes from the left, he throws the ball, caught at the 9, Chase straight ahead into the end zone, touchdown on the opening drive for Cincinnati, a 28 yard throw, lofted down the middle of the field by Joe Burrow, just a touch throw, Chase reached up at the 8, caught it and raced straight ahead into the end zone for the score.
Allen back to throw on second and 5, pump fakes, now he's going to launch it deep down field, intercepted by Cam Taylor Britt and that is officially coffin nailed. Two things off that, number one, early on when Jamar Chase gets the touchdown, the Bills answer back with having to punt the football after Allen and Diggs couldn't connect deep down the left sideline, you said uh oh, the Bengals are in trouble, I mean the Bills are in trouble. But the second part, for a divisional round win, and I love Dan Hord and Dave Lapham, kind of felt like they expected that.
Usually you hear a lot more exciting sound effects, you got a little bit of it from our guy Dave Lapham, but I think he kind of is now not getting complacent, but he knows it's Super Bowl or Bust, let's not freak out, Hickey, about a divisional round win, even though it was the most impressive win of the weekend. So Joe Burrow effect, you go into Buffalo, say we expect to win, and as you see a win it says yeah, not surprising. And I'm glad you worded it that way, the Joe Burrow effect, because the Bengals are 3-0 in road playoff games with Joe Burrow.
Before that, in their franchise's history, they never won a road playoff game before Joe Burrow, how about that? Josh Allen on the other hand, 25-42 for 265 yards and a pick, will go back to Joe Burrow 23-36, 242 yards and 2 touchdowns, without his 3 starting offensive lineman, also Joe Mixon 20 for a buck 0-5 and a score, Jamar Chase 5 for 61 in that touchdown, as the Bengals are off to the AFC title game for the second year in a row, where they'll go up against the Kansas City Chiefs who they've beat 3 times in a row, they'll be an arrowhead coming up the later game on Sunday. And finally, Niners and Cowboys will hear Christian McCaffrey a 2 yard rushing touchdown to make it 16-9 in the 4th quarter to give the 49ers the lead and then we'll hear the final play, as I don't even know how to describe what the Cowboys are trying to do, let's see if Greg Poppa and Tim Ryan can do it right. Curdie out of the shotgun, Kittle and Juszczek are right, Ayut the other side, handoff McCaffrey, touchdown San Francisco! Ezekiel Elliott is going to play center. I think I saw Kellen Moore do this at Boise State about 15 years ago. He's ineligible though, why would they leave the honest you and do that, he snaps it back to Dak Prescott, he throws over the middle to Turpin, he gets hammered down by Jimmy Ward, the game is over!
The 49ers are on their way to Philadelphia. What a way to end it, Ezekiel Elliott just got destroyed by Aziz Alshair right on his head and then Jimmy Ward sawed it down right away on Turpin. Hickey, no one's really had a good explanation about what happened on that final play. I think all you need to do is just play the laughing, and only the laughing, of Tim Ryan right when Ezekiel Elliott gets hit, and I think I could figure out exactly then what happened all off that, because that was comical. And Greg Poppin made a great point, if he's ineligible, why are you going to have a running back? Laterals and all that, I get you, you'd rather have him start getting the ball, but he has no exposed to this anyway. You're not wrong, he can't block, his center days, if there's ever a question, the back of emergency center is not Ezekiel Elliott. My friend who is not good at football, but he somehow started for us at center on our high school team, he texted me today, he goes, I look like Ezekiel Elliott, Zeke looked like me blocking in high school, I thought that was a great lie. We'd have some problems in the huddle, our running back would always look at our center and be like, stop laughing, it's not funny, I keep on getting hit, you suck. And that was Zeke, Brock Purdy, Mr.
Relevant to very relevant, didn't have his best day, 19 to 29, 214 yards, but good enough, George Kittle, five catches for 95 yards, about every camera on Fox, Run CMC, 57 total yards and a score in Dak, 23 at 37, 206 yards, a touchdown and two picks, disappointed in the biggest moment once again, at least a good day for CeeDee Lamb at the office, 10 catches for 117 yards, but the Cowboys are going home, they lose to the Niners, 19 to 12, and the Cowboys in there fail to reach the NFC Championship game in 12 straight playoff appearances, that is the longest drought in NFL history. Okay, we'll break, we'll come on back, we'll connect on the other side in five minutes with one of CBS Sports' best NFL analysts, maybe the best NFL analysts in the sports world right now, Charles Davis joins us next. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast, Your Weirdest Fears, the show that explores the odd things that make your heart stop. I am so scared of the Grinch, he is bad vibes. We talked to everyone from therapists to exterminators to lizard man.
I was 25 when I actually got my tongue split, I have one tattoo that covers my entire body. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts from. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast, Your Weirdest Fears, the show that explores the odd things that make your heart stop. I am so scared of the Grinch, he is bad vibes. We talked to everyone from therapists to exterminators to lizard man.
I was 25 when I actually got my tongue split, I have one tattoo that covers my entire body. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts from. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast, Your Weirdest Fears, the show that explores the odd things that make your heart stop. I am so scared of the Grinch, he is bad vibes. We talked to everyone from therapists to exterminators to lizard man.
I was 25 when I actually got my tongue split, I have one tattoo that covers my entire body. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts from.
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