Broncos have a new head coach
By Kirk A. Dickerson,
Native Sun News Today Correspondent
Cinncenati Bangels QB, Joe Burrows. (Photo Courtesy)
After decades of protest the voice of the people prevailed. The Washington Football Team has officially changed its name to the Washington Commanders. One of these voices was Tim Giago whose articles to change its racist mascot was heard through many media channels. A mascot that was upheld since 1932, came to rest after not only protests but the absent support of major sponsors. The finalist before this selection were Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Football Team, Red Hogs, Red Wolves and Defenders. “We are going forward and that’s what the rebrand is all about,” stated Senior Advisor Doug Williams. Giago suggested Washington Have No Names.
What may not be a giant surprise to fans as seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady hung up his cleats after twenty two seasons. “It is hard to repeat a championship,” noted the Captain. It is even more difficult when most of your incentives to repeat fade. Finally some head coaching decisions were made with some surprises. Former Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels was selected as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. McDaniels was offensive coordinator for most of the Patriots Super Bowl victories from 2006 to Present.
Also in the AFC Western Division the Denver Broncos hired former Packers Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. There are quite a few changes that will be made for the Broncos in the off-season. Since the children of the late Owner Pat Bowlen cannot agree on the majority Owner, the franchise will likely be sold. Both Peyton Manning and John Elway have expressed interest in buying the team.
Fans may not remember a time when they sat on the edges of their seats for an entire afternoon. That is what happened with the AFC and NFC lineups. Sometimes you think you have the game in the bag and your opponent’s storm back. As the (14-6) Kansas City Chiefs fell in Overtime 27-24 to the Cincinnati Bengals. In the first quarter, the Chiefs were up 10-0 as WR Tyreek Hill caught a 10-yard touchdown from QB Patrick Mahomes aided by Harrison Butker field goal. Soon after, a pair of touchdown receptions from TE Travis Kelce and WR Mecole Hardman to command a 21-3 lead with only 4:53 seconds in the half. “It turned out to be a very costly decision for the Chiefs to let time expire without scoring right before the half,” noted the Captain. In the third quarter however, it would be the Bengals turn to score a touchdown and field goal to close the gap at 21-13. Suddenly Bengals QB Joe Burrow began connecting to rookie sensation and former LSU teammate WR JaMarr Chase completing a two-point conversion. Aided by a 52-yard field goal by Bengals Kicker Butker to help overcome an 18-point deficit and tie the score at 24-24 sending the contest into overtime. A 31- yard boot in Overtime by Bengals clutch Kicker Butker would send the Bengals to their first Super Bowl since 1988. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes led all passing with 275 yards passing and three touchdowns coupled with two interceptions. Bengals QB Joe Burrows connected on 250 yards passing and two scores. Mostly to WR Tee Higgins who hauled in 103 yards of receptions in the win.
An action packed weekend continued as the gritty (12-8) San Francisco Forty Niners were edged out by the (14-5) Los Angeles Rams 20- 17. In the first quarter the Rams offense moved effectively. However, a Forty Niners interception on the goal line thwarted the Rams’ initial drive. With 8:46 remaining in the first half, Rams WR Cooper Cupp’s 16-yard touchdown reception place the Rams up top 7-0. Followed by a 44- yard touchdown reception by Forty-Niners WR Deebo Samuels to knot a 7-7 tie.
With 2:00 remaining in the third quarter Forty Niners TE George Kittle grabbed a 16-yard touchdown reception to place the Niners up 17- 7. However, an 11-yard touchdown reception by Rams Cooper Kupp. Aided by a pair of field goals of 30 and 40 yards by Rams Kicker Matt Gay would grant victory to his team. Rams QB Matt Stafford was the star connecting on 337 yards passing along with two scores and one interception. Mostly to wide out sensation Cooper Kupp who netted a whopping 142 yards and two touchdowns to aid his team to a trip to the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
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