January 15, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

If the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors want to continue the team culture established by recently departed head coach Todd Graham, they need look no further than former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

"Seal off this rock, Danno. Nobody gets on, nobody gets off."

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on January 15, 2022

The Bills beating the Patriots like this in the playoffs is one for the ages.

posted by rcade at 11:11 PM on January 15, 2022

The Bills had a small injury report going into the game. They're in pretty good shape.

What impressed me was the preparation and focus with both their OC and DC interviewing for HC jobs. That has proven to be an impairment for other teams in the past, both college and pro.

The way the Patriots season played out gave me a renewed respect for what the Steelers accomplished in 2005, going on the road every week in the playoffs as the #6 seed with a young QB and winning the title.

posted by beaverboard at 10:31 AM on January 16, 2022

I saw on Twitter that this is the first ever playoff game where a team had 0 kicks and 0 turnovers--that every possession ended in either a touchdown or end of half. I'd hazard a guess that there aren't a lot of regular season games that meet those criteria either. Very impressive by the Bills, and I'd imagine extra satisfying that it happened against New England.

posted by bender at 01:33 PM on January 16, 2022

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