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Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out our Thopughts on the NFL after a fun Championship Sunday of football and be sure to leave some thoughts of your own in the comment section.

NFC Championship - Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers
Mike and Kyle Shanahan, the first father-son duo to make it to the Super Bowl as head coaches.
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1) Once the Tennessee Titans went up 10-0 on the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter of their AFC Championship game I figured K.C. had them right where they wanted them. There is no panic in this Chiefs team and

2) The Titans have a couple of interesting free agent decisions to make this offseason with both running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill looking for long term deals.

3) In four career playoff games (2 in 2018 and 2 this year) K.C.’s Patrick Mahomes has completed 62.7% of his passes, thrown for 1,188 yards, with 11 TDs and no interceptions, for a 115.0 passer rating, and as a scrambler he has 20 runs for 125 (6.3 ypc) with 2 TDs.

For a little historical context, the top passer in postseason history (by passer rating) is Green Bay’s Bart Starr at 104.8. Pro Football Reference lists all time playoff leaders after 150 passing attempts and Mahomes is currently sitting at 142.

4) Did you realize that every single point scored by the San Francisco 49ers in their 37-20 win against the Green Bay Packers was scored by a player that previously played for the Chicago Bears?

Robbie Gould, the Bears all-time leading scorer, chipped in with three field goals and four extra points, and Raheem Mostert, who was a Bear for two games in 2016, rushed for four touchdowns.

NFL: OCT 02 Lions at Bears
October 2016: Chicago Bears Running Back Raheem Mostert (35) before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears at Solider Field in Chicago, IL. The Chicago Bears won 17-14.
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5) In the first half the Niners throttled the Packers 27 to 0, while Packer QB Aaron Rodgers went 9 of 12 for 65 yards, with an interception, a passer rating of 52.4, while being sacked twice.

Also, just because, check out this Tweet.

6) Darrelle Revis must be bored, because why else would he take to Twitter to rip on 49ers corner Richard Sherman after the NFC title game.

The Twitter spat seemed pretty one sided to me, and with Sherman far ahead on points Revis threw in the towel.

7) Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t getting enough credit for San Francisco’s success this year.

Only throwing 8 passes in the Championship game was more a product of how the game was going rather than an indictment on him as a player. With the way their offensive line was beating down the Packers, they just rolled to the win.

8) A little more local flavor for the Super Bowl.

Christensen not only played at Eastern Illinois University, he’s in their Hall Of Fame. Other EIU Hall Of Famers you may recognize are Sean Payton, Jimmy Garoppolo, Tony Romo, Mike Shanahan, and John Jurkovic.

9) Quarterbacks changing addresses is going to be a hot topic this offseason with Tom Brady’s decision on where to go being front and center. In a recent interview on Westwood One he addressed his free agency.

“I am open-minded about the process and at the same time I love playing football and want to continue to play and do a great job,” Brady said. “I am looking to what is ahead. Whatever the future may bring, I will embrace it with open arms.”

I still think this will ultimately come down to either Brady or head coach Bill Belichick staying in New England as I believe each wants to prove their legacy without the other.

10) Is the NFL Football Operations Twitter account trolling Bears fans with this tweet?