Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Lynch slammed the door on the Saints

I have been down on the NFC West all season long.  When Seattle finally beat St. Louis to put that race out of its misery I couldn’t wait for them to be knocked out by New Orleans.  I didn’t think they deserved to be there, especially with the Giants and Bucs sitting at home, and I’ll never agree with them getting a home game.

But you have to give them credit.  They got in, and they are making the most of it.  Once the playoffs start, everyone is 0-0.  They were on the ropes early, down 10 on two different occasions.  They fought themselves off the ropes and the Saints let them do it.

We’ve all seen it by now, clinging to a four point lead, and trying to run some clock, Marshawn Lynch breaks an epic  67 yard run.  He broke 8 tackles, stiff armed Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter along the way and broke the back of the defending champs.  The last great run I saw like that was Adrian Peterson against the Browns.  But that was in Week 1 of the 2009 season.

This run by Lynch clinched a win in the playoffs for a losing team against the defending champs.  One of the clutch plays of all time.  I give you props Seattle, you handled your business, you proved me wrong, you proved a lot of people wrong.  That being said, I will pick you to lose against either Atlanta or Chicago, but for now my hats off to you.

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My name is Vinny Hardy. I am a freelance sports blogging correspondent for the John Boy & Billy Big Show. I'm from Lynch Kentucky. I currently live in Morristown, Tennessee. My wife Katie and I have been married for 10 years and we have a 3 year old son, Micah. I would like to thank Will West of WNML in Knoxville for urging me to start blogging and the Big Show's very own Terry Hanson for his unbelievable mentoring and support. Without him absolutely none of this is possible. I hope you enjoy the blog. The articles can also be seen on, check out that site too. Leave a comment and definitely come back regularly and see what's new.