The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (left) matches up against the Kansas City Chiefs Pat Mahomes (right) this Sat Jan 21, 2023 in the AFC Divisional playoffs (AP/WJXT News 4Jax photo)
On the NFL Playoff podcast with Tony:
#1 Ok Tony we’ll take each playoff match up one at a time we’ll start in the AFC playoffs with the Saturday game between Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Jags last Saturday defeated the Tennessee Titans 20-16. Jags quarterback Trevor Lawrence 20-32, 212 yards and one touchdown. For the Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes in his last game against the Las Vegas Raiders went 18-26, 202 yards, and one touchdown to lead the Chiefs to a 31-13 win. How do you see the Jaguars and Chiefs matching up this Saturday.
#2 The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this Saturday. The Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card last Saturday 31-24 many didn’t expect the Giants to win this one but it came right down to the fourth quarter and a badly needed touchdown for the Giants to just get by the Vikings by one touchdown 31-24 to advance to the NFC Division game against the Philadelphia Eagles who last played against these very same Giants in the last day of regular season back on Jan 8th for a 22-16 win. Now both meet in this crucial playoff matchup this Saturday who do you like in this one?
#3 They meet again the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills the last meeting on Mon Jan 2 resulting in the cardiac arrest of the Bills Damar Hamil after getting hit by the Cincinnati Bengals Tee Higgins resulting a week’s stay in a Cincinnati hospital. Having a successful recovery Hamil sent his heartfelt appreciation to fans and his teammates. That’s what Bengals and Bills mostly will remember when these two teams match up this Sunday in Buffalo. Who do you like in this one Tony?
#4 The Dallas Cowboys knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14. The Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott found success and his receivers on Sunday going 25-33, 305 yards, and a whopping four touchdowns for the win. The San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy was just simply on point throwing 18-30, 332 yards and three touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks for a 41-23 win. It’s the Cowboys and 49ers at Levi Stadium this Sunday who do you like in this one?
Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has 24 hours to test negative before being allowed back before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after testing positive (USA Today file photo)
On NFL Headlines with Tony R:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been put on the Covid 19 list after testing positive. In what some call a breakthrough case Mathieu had been vaccinated. While the Chiefs have three other safeties at their disposal Mathieu has 24 hours to test asymptomatic twice within that period to be eligible for Sun Sep 12 game against the Cleveland Browns.
#2 Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said that everybody should get vaccinated. Ballard talked about his players who are not vaccinated. Quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly, and receiver Zach Pascal came into a Colts staff member who was positive and all three have been place on the Covid 19 list.
#3 Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has received the confidence of Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Tagovailoa has been floated as a possible trade to the Houston Texans and has said he does appreciate the support from Flores.
#4 Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Moriota is set to receive $10 million this season just to sit on the bench as a back up behind starter Derek Carr. Moriota could have got a deal worth up to $20 million plus incentives but will stay in Vegas as no other team is will to pay that price and the Raiders would like to wait to restructure Moriota’s contract.
#5 The San Francisco 49ers quarterback situation has been the all the talk as head coach Kyle Shanahan plans to start quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and insert back up Trey Lance in mid series plays. It did throw the Raiders off in last Sunday’s pre season game it could do the same in the regular season.
New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder (76) otped out of playing this season after concerns for his family and not taking any chances of bringing the virus home with him (Newday file photo)
On the NFL podcast with Tony R:
#1 The New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder has opted out of playing this season because of family concerns he said he had been praying to God and wrestling with the concerns of playing this season and came to the conclusion it was a family decision to opt out.
#2 Three time lineman and Philadelphia right tackle Lane Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus and will be sidelined on the reserve/Covid-19 list. Johnson said that he will follow the team and NFL protocols and looks forward to coming back after being quarantined.
#3 Tony San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that despite a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million which is $40 million less that was anticipated before the Covid-19 epidemic the 49ers feel like they can get a deal done with tight end George Kittle who is expected to make $2.1 million this season which is the last year remaining on his contract.
#4 Tony talk about Los Angeles Charger defensive end Joey Bosa who had agreed to a five year extension with the Chargers at a price tag of $135 million. This season is the last year on Bosa five year rookie contract with the Chargers.
#5 Jamal Adams who is a All Pro safety who was dealt from the New York Jets to the Seattle Seahawks was also sought by the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Adams deal was to make $9.86 million in his last year of his contract with the Jets.