GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they’re at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild card game that was never really close.
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HOUSTON — J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
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ENGLEWOOD — This isn’t the first time Peyton Manning has gone into the NFL playoffs with a 13-3 team.
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Rodney Harrison says that the Texans do have a chance to beat the Patriots, but they’re going to have to run the ball 35-40 times to establish the running game and open up play action plays for Matt Schaub. Rodney also likes the Packers next week in their matchup against the 49ers. Even though they’re a big-play offense, they’ve been patient as of late in establishing their running game and have been spreading the ball around. Harrison moves on to the Broncos and says that if there’s bad weather in Denver next week, it could impact Peyton Manning’s play. If it’s raining or snowing, Peyton could struggle. Looking back at Ray Lewis’ career, Rodney thinks that the Ravens linebacker could be one of the top 10 players to have ever played the game. Rodney says that he doesn’t think Andy Reid will be able to turn things around too quickly in Kansas City. The first thing he’ll need is a really solid quarterback. He also thinks Chip Kelly is the best coaching candidate still out there.
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona assistant coach Jeff Lewis, a former Lumberjacks quarterback who played for Denver and Carolina in the NFL, died Saturday. He was 39. Northern Arizona confirmed Lewis’ death. The school didn’t provide a cause of death, saying only that Lewis died Saturday in Phoenix. Lewis was Northern Arizona’s wide receivers coach. As a player at the school from 1992-95, Lewis completed 785 of 1,315 passes for 9,639 yards and 67 touchdowns. He was inducted into the NAU Hall of Fame in 2003. “Today is a very sad day for the Lumberjack football family,” Northern Arizona coach Jerome Souers said. “Jeff was one of the best Lumberjacks of all time and a valuable member of our program.” Lewis appeared in five games for the Broncos in 1996-98 and seven with the Panthers in 1999-2000. He completed 28 of 54 attempts for 210 yards and threw two interceptions. “We are deeply saddened by the death of former Broncos quarterback Jeff Lewis,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Our most heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Jeff’s family and friends.” Lewis also coached three seasons at Louisville, serving as an offensive administration assistant in 2007 and 2008 and wide receivers coach in 2009. (© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Former Bronco QB Jeff Lewis Dies At 39