Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will square off against Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday afternoon at Candlestick Park while Tim Tebow and the Denver Bronco face off against the New England Patriots after their impressive overtime win over the Steelers last week, in the late game.
Which teams have the advantage? Join NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz as they preview these games.
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On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons will square off against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in an exciting NFC Wild Card battle. Will Eli Manning lead the Giants to a victory? Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will go up against Tim Tebow and the Broncos on Sunday in this AFC wild-card matchup. Join NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz as they preview this upcoming game.
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For those having a little fun keeping track of Princess the Camel’s NFL picks I need to give an update after missing the past two weeks, NFL weeks 10 & 11.
Last week I missed posting about Princess’s choice to take the NY Giants over the S.F 49ers
, I got busy with post election stuff and honey-do lists. Princess picked the Giants to beat the 49ers
in that game out on the left coast believing that Eli Manning would be able to rally the team from behind once again late in the game if necessary. And if it wasn’t for an injury on defense to Middle-linebacker Michael Boley, the Giants might have held their opposition and allowed Eli to make the comeback complete.
This weeks game for week 11 went off last night between the NY Jets vs the Denver Broncos.
Due to the game being played on Thursday night this week, I didn’t check in with Princess early enough this week to see her pick.
In last night’s game, Princess like most of us, assumed that the Jets would handily take care of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos but you remember what the say about assuming… Poor plays on offense (interception returned for a touchdown) and defense (Tebow 20 yard touchdown run on third and 4 with a minutes to play) had the Jets crashing to earth and the Broncos sitting high in their saddles eking out the 17-13 victory.
We’ll have to wait to see next week if Princess rights her recent losing ways but for those now keeping score, after losses the past two weeks Princess’s record stands at 6W-5L
It was a big day for two Monmouth County shore boys, Knowshon Moreno and Donald Brown, both were drafted earlier today during the 1st round of the NFL’s annual players draft.
Local Middletown legend Knowshon Moreno, who played football for Middletown High School South before moving onto the University of Georgia was the 12th selection in the draft, being taken by the Denver Broncos.
Here is what the scouting report had to say about Moreno:
Knowshon Moreno has the speed, strength, and ability to finish a run through, and gets up right away to get to his next touch. He is the top RB prospect this year and will make an immediate impact on the league next year. Projected to be taken some where in the teens but will instantly have a positive effect on whatever team takes him.
Atlantic Highlands native Donald Brown, played his high school ball for Red Bank Catholic before going on to star for the University of Connecticut. Brown was selected #27 by the Indianapolis Colts.
Here is what the scouting report had to say about Brown:
A solid all-around back who has shown he can be effective running inside or outside, Brown is more quick than he is strong and would be best used on counters, misdirections and in space. However, he has shown he can do everything well and has clear starter potential. Could really excel in a zone-blocking scheme.
Borderline first-round talent
Congratulations to both Moreno and Brown, from what I have heard about both of them they are each upstanding and level headed kids who are great citizens and individuals. Both should excel in the NFL for their new teams.