Patriots-Ravens: Do We Blame Gillette Stadium For Cundiff’s Botched Field Goal?

 

By NoontimeSports.com 

Sunday’s AFC Championship game hasn’t been fully digested. Many are still talking about Baltimore’s final drive, as well as Billy Cundiff‘s missed field goal, too.

Here are some more headlines and news pertaining toward his missed 32-yard field goal.

* WEEI’s Mut & Merloni midday show dissected the kick, as well as the theory that he was thrown off by a scoreboard malfunction at Gillette Stadium.

* In case you missed it, here is Terrell Suggs discussing his team’s frustrating conference championship loss with Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First TakeCLICK HERE for the video.

* NBC 10 Philadelphia provided an interesting read pertaining toward Cundiff’s missed kick, and where it ranks among other botched playoff kicks.

* ESPN and ESPNBoston.com provide an intriguing blog on Cundiff, who claimed the scoreboard rushed his kick in the fourth quarter.

* The Los Angles Times breaks down the kick with three different journalists from California, Florida and Illinois.

* Less than 24 hours after the game concluded, Cundiff addressed the Baltimore media to talk about his botched field goal.

* The National Post crafted an interesting piece about how Cundiff has joined a list of other professional or collegiate players that have faltered under the bright lights.

Patriots-Ravens Monday Links

By NoontimeSports.com 

Sunday’s tilt between Baltimore and New England was certainly dramatic, as well as an epic clash, too. And while many still have this particular game on their mind, Noontime Sports thought we’d create a list of interesting “day after” headlines.

* The Chicago Sun-Times has an interesting piece pertaining toward Billy Cundiff, who missed the potential game-tying field in the fourth quarter.

* The Washington Post regales about the Ravens final drive, and how they were 14-yards away from punching their ticket to Super Bowl XLVI.

* Wide receiver Lee Evans told the media that this particular loss falls on his shoulders.

* The Eagle Tribune provides a great article on New England’s Sterling Moore, who dislodged the ball from Evans’ grasp in the fourth quarter.

* After Sunday’s game concluded, Baltimore’s Ray Lewis hinted that he’s planning on not retiring.

* According to sources — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ankle injury won’t prevent him from suiting up and playing against the New York Giants in two weeks.

* Tom Brady didn’t exactly play his best game on Sunday, and on Monday, he told Boston’s Sports Radio Station, (WEEI/93.7FM) that he didn’t exactly sleep well on Sunday due to a few mistakes.

* Brendon Ayanbadejo admitted through Twitter that despite the Ravens heartbreaking loss, he’s planning on not watching the “unSuper Bowl” in two weeks.

Daily Noontime – January 23, 2012

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl! (Photo Credit: Middletownpress.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Monday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s kick-start the day with some juicy headlines and news, enjoy!

* In case you didn’t know, the New England Patriots are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, February 5 to face the New York “Football” Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Who’s excited for the rematch?

* Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a game-tying field goal, which would have forced overtime in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, but luckily it sailed wide left, and allowed the New England Patriots and their fans to experience euphoria at Gillette Stadium, as well as a 23-20 victory, too. Wide receiver Lee Evans missed what would have been the go-ahead touchdown on the same drive, but cornerback Sterling Moore striped the ball in the end zone, which resulted in an incomplete pass.

* The Boston Bruins registered six goals, five in regulation, and one in the shootout to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-5. The Black and Gold will return to the ice on Tuesday when they travel to Washington to face the Capitals.

* The Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards on Sunday, 100-94. The Green and White will return to the hardwood on Monday evening when they host the Orlando Magic for a 7:30pm tip-off.

Noonan: NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions

Can Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos keep their playoff magic going on Saturday against New England? (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By Matt Noonan 

Here are my predictions for the NFC Divisional Round.

New Orleans 30, San Francisco 21: The Saints cashed in on five offensive series in the second half against the Detroit Lions last weekend, and are expected to keep their high-flying offensive attack going against the 49ers on Saturday. Drew Brees clearly is on a mission, which is why I believe they’ll defeat San Francisco, and advance to the NFC Championship game for the second time in three seasons.

New England 28 – Denver 16: The story of Tim Tebow has been fascinating, but against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium, I’m expecting him to struggle, and possibly throw two or three interceptions.

Baltimore 28 – Houston 21: Earlier this season, the Ravens defeated the Texans, 29-14. Joe Flacco completed 20-of-33 passes for 305 yards and one touchdown, while Billy Cundiff kicked five field goals. Can Baltimore duplicate their week five performance against Houston on Sunday? My answer… YES!

New York 24 – Green Bay 21: This is a total shot in the dark, but the Giants have gained a great deal of momentum over the past few weeks, and might have what it takes to knock out the defending NFC and Super Bowl champions. I like New York’s front seven on defense, especially since they could provide a great deal of chaos toward quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If the Giants pressure the Packers, and force a few turnovers, then expect Big Blue to walk away winners on Sunday.