With an offer forthcoming from the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Johnny Manziel decided Saturday was the perfect time to troll the Browns, the team that selected him with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
In an Instagram post Saturday 锟斤拷 the same day a few thousand Browns fans paraded in lament of their team’s winless 2017 season 锟斤拷 Manziel captioned a photo of himself in a Browns uniform, 0-16szn, per Bleacher Report. The caption has since been deleted.
Last season, the Falcons were No. 28 against the pass. This season they shot up Authentic Matthew Slater Jersey to No. 12, only behind the Vikings among NFC playoff teams.
With those numbers, the Falcons improved from No. 25 to No. 9 in total defense (yards allowed). They also were No. 27 in scoring defense (25.4 points allowed per game) in 2016 before moving up to No. 8 (19.7 points allowed per game) in ’17. Those marks have them rivaling the Eagles and Vikings, too.
Young players such as middle linebacker Deion Jones and safety Keanu Neal have risen up as playmakers. Adrian Clayborn and Takk McKinley have boosted the situational edge pass rush. And unlike in last year’s playoffs, the Falcons also have top cornerback Desmond Trufant.
The Saints are the only team in the NFL to have three players amassing more than 1,200 yards on the season (Ingram, Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas) and have one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game in Drew Brees.
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But Brees will be going up against the NFL’s best defense in Minnesota and one of the more underrated offenses. Those facts and these next 10 collected by the guys over at Opta should have you more than excited for this Sunday’s matchup.
Mens Ben Jones Jersey 锟斤拷The Saints have won three of the last four meetings against the Vikings. However, Minnesota won their Week 1 meeting this season, 29-19 at home.
The Vikings are 4-3 in their last seven home playoff games, but have lost two of their last three. They have not lost two straight home playoff games since doing so in 1988 against the Redskins and 1993 against the Bears.