by Andre ‘The Real Torch’ Robinson
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Torch’s NFL Scoreboard
•AFC Divisional Games, Tennessee 28 Baltimore 12 Chiefs 51 Texans 31
•NFC Divisional Games, 49ers 27 Vikings 10 Packers 28 Seahawks 23
Top Performances in the NFL Playoffs
Derrick Henry is undoubtedly the MVP of these playoffs as Henry has on offense been a force that is unstoppable. Last week, his 182 yard performance knocked off the Patriots in convincing fashion and proving that the Patriots were just a wild card team this season. Derrick Henry titanic performances didn’t end in Foxborough as the NFL’s rushing champion would go to Baltimore and dismantle the Ravens and their MVP candidate in Lamar Jackson. Henry would turn in a 195 yard performance and the Titans are back to the AFC Championship game for the first time since 2002.
For the second time in two seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs are back to the AFC Championship game due to a great performance again by Patrick Mahomes who threw for 5 touchdowns after being down 24-0. The Chiefs are now the Super Bowl favorites.
The San Francisco 49ers will host the NFC Championship Game in this years playoffs. The biggest reason for this success is due to the San Francisco 49ers having the second best defense in the NFL. As the writer of this article I would be silly not to mention that the 49ers have four really good running backs. Their running game on offense is what has brought them to the big stage. Kyle Shanahan has these guys believing that they can be Super Bowl champions.
After two seasons of missing the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC Championship Game. Their first-year coach Matt Lafleur has been a major contributor to the success that this team has obtained. The Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams trio when healthy could be the league’s best trio. This team is one step away from another Super Bowl appearance. Their last Super Bowl appearance came at the start of the last decade in 2010.
Last 5 Games: Sabres 3 Oilers 2 (1/2/20) • Sabres 3 Panthers 2 (1/4/20) •Blues 5 Sabres 1 (1/9/20) • Canucks 6 Sabres 3 (1/11/20)• Sabres 5 Red Wings 1 (1/12/20)
The Buffalo Sabres will host the combine through 2022. The NHL has their top prospects every year and each prospect will make their way through Hockeytown USA as the league agreed to an extension to hold the scouting combine at the Sabres practice facility, LECOM Harborcenter. The City of Buffalo has hosted this combine since 2015.
Buffalo Sabres are predicted to be on pace for 86 points. The Sabres are ranked at in the power index as a bottom 10 team in the league currently at 23 out of 31 NHL teams. The Sabres will be looking to get out of that position by winning games down the stretch. Jack Eichel will need to continue to play inspiring hockey as he is currently a plus 10.
Other Sports News
Buffalo Bills will be looking to make move this offseason to better their first 10 win season they’ve had since 1999. Buffalo Bills will need a big body wide receiver, a legitimate number two cornerback, and some pass rushing help as Lonenzo Alexander retired after their playoff loss.
Section 6 has passed the proposal for league scheduling in which would see Inner City schools going back to the Harvard Cup format. This proposal would segregate and separate inner city schools from playing suburban schools in sectional tournament playoff games. Multiple outlets in the community are trying to get to the bottom of this terrible proposal. Rise Up Right with the help of Power 96.5FM Wufo Sport Report will continue to cover this situation closely and update everyone on this matter.
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