weekly total 0-1-1 ATS, 2-0 totals
playoff totals 5-4-1 ATS, 4-6 totals
ATL came out on fire and built a 17-0 lead mid Q2, SF D was getting beat, appeared a step behind, but SF O and D turned it around starting in Q2. Q3 SF D turns it up a notch and gets TO's (int and fumble by ATL QB Ryan), ATL D starts to hesitate and SF run O is working, SF D continues to stymie ATL O and win the game. SF did have it's own TO issue, WR Crabtree fumble on 2yd line and K Akers missed 38yd FG. Injury note: ATL QB Ryan separates left shoulder (non-throwing) Q4
NE led at half 13-7. From the start BAL O was continually faced with long drives, in Q3 they put together a 90yd drive score the TD, BAL D gets turnovers including a huge hit by Pollard causing NE RB Ridley to fumble and stop a NE drive that would have scored. Q4 NE QB Brady has a passed batted which end ups with BAL D getting a timely interception. BAL O changes there first half MO from run first to pass first in Q3 and this really seems to galvanize O as they score 3TDs in 2nd half.
note: injuries - NE CB Talib Q1, SS Chung Q2, RB Ridley Q4
The home teams lost and a Harbaugh Bros Bowl is on!
just a thought but both home teams led at the half and maybe got complacent, their Ds just were beaten or their Os were beaten up, wow....