After a near three hour basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, all types of people were chiming in on the tactic Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale used early and often throughout the first half. Game 4 between the Rockets and Clippers would have certainly exceeded the three hour mark had it not been for a dominating second half performance by the Clippers, propelling them to a 128-95 victory. Continue reading
Let’s reset the scene from this past weekend in the National Football League. Philadelphia needed to win one more game than their division-rival Dallas Cowboys with two games remaining to make the playoffs and win he NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles lost (for the third time in as many weeks) to the Washington Redskins late Saturday afternoon, 27-24.
The Eagles were then eliminated from the playoffs when the Cowboys steamrolled over the Indianapolis Colts, 42-7, just 24 hours later. Philly never even gave Dallas a chance to hand the Eagles the division in the last week of the season, and never put the end-of-season pressure on Dallas that they had struggled to handle the past three seasons.
While there is a lot of off the field “stuff” going on in the NFL I have decided to try to not say too much about it for multiple reasons (one being I would rather not get in trouble). The domestic violence discussion is one that needed to be had and I am glad it is now being had in some form or another across the country.
That being said you always see power rankings by team, so I thought it would be interesting to rank the NFL by division through Week 3. I ranked each division based on a couple things: number of potential playoff teams and overall depth in good teams. So just because one of the remaining unbeaten teams are in a division does not mean the entire division is good. Here we go.