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The year was 2002 and the Leafs defeated
« เมื่อ: กันยายน 27, 2018, 11:44:12 AM »
Forgive the swagger but the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will arrive in San Diego for their road opener with some added confidence. The NFLs best team dismantled what was supposed to be some of their stiffest competition in the NFC when they routed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 36-16, to kick off the 2014 NFL season back on Sept. 4. You can catch the action live on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5, today at 4pm et/1pm pt. Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers and Seattles defense wreaked its usual havoc en route to the easy victory. The Seahawks unveiled the franchises first Super Bowl banner prior to kickoff with a capacity crowd at CenturyLink Field emitting their signature deafening boom, and the hosts responded in the resounding rout. The battle in the trenches heavily favored the Seahawks, who gained 207 yards on the ground to Green Bays 80. "Im mostly fired up that we ran the ball for over 200 yards," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. Percy Harvin was a focal point of Seattles offense, however, catching seven passes for 59 yards and running four times for 41 yards, while Russell Wilson passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns. The Chargers, on the other hand, faltered down the stretch in the desert, falling to Arizona, 18-17, in Week 1. Philip Rivers finished 21-of-36 for 238 yards, one touchdown and an interception for San Diego, which is coming off a 2013 run to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The Chargers scored touchdowns on each of their first two drives in the second half to go up 17-6. Rivers converted a third down on the opening series of the third quarter by connecting with Malcom Floyd, who missed the final 14 games of last season after suffering a neck injury, for 32 yards before hooking up again with the lengthy wideout for a 6-yard scoring strike. Cards QB Carson Palmer was then stripped on a sack by Jeremiah Attaochu and Dwight Freeney recovered the ball at the Arizona 29-yard line, leading to Ryan Mathews 20-yard dash to the end zone. That wasnt enough, though, as the Cardinals fought back in the fourth quarter. "This is one we felt like we let it get away," said Rivers. The Seahawks lead their all-time series with San Diego 26-23 and have taken six of the past seven meetings, including the most recent one, a 27-20 triumph on Sept. 26, 2010, accomplished despite Rivers throwing for a career-high 455 yards. The two teams also met in the preseason with Seattle dominating en route to a 41-14 win, one in which Wilson finished 11-of-13 for 121 yards and led scoring drives on each of the four series he played. WHAT TO WATCH FOR The best-case scenario for any coach is to dominate an opponent but still have a few things to complain about and thats exactly what Carroll got from the Green Bay game. The Seahawks held the Packs high-powered offense to 255 yards, a mark far better than the teams NFL-best 292.3 given up in 2013. However, Seattle allowed a first-quarter touchdown, something it did exactly once in 19 games last season and the defense allowed Rodgers to complete nearly 70 percent of his passes, a number far above the teams stingy 59.0 percent completion rate allowed a season ago.. "It was off. We werent up to par," All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said, despite barely being tested by Rodgers. "We werent up to snuff, and I think everyone feels that way. Weve got to play better." Part of the issue is at nickel back. Walter Thurmond landed with the New York Giants in free agency while prospective replacement Jeremy Lane aggravated a groin injury against the Pack and will be sidelined for at least two months. Meanwhile, another possible contributor, Tharold Simon, missed the season opener after knee surgery and remains on the shelf. "(I) have no concerns at all," Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor said. "We always say no weak links. "Anything (the starters) know, we share with our backups. So everyone is on the same beat. If anyone goes down a guy can step right in." The current "next man up" is rookie Marcus Burley, who was acquired in a trade with Indianapolis in late August and replaced Lane last week. Burley could be an issue against the explosive Rivers, who led a unit that finished fifth in the NFL in offense last season. "We really liked the kid coming in and did a fantastic job of being ready to play in (the Packers game) down the stretch," Carroll said when discussing Burley. The Bolts possess a host of solid targets, though, like future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates as well as second- year receiver Keenan Allen, who had 71 receptions for 1,046 yards and eight TDs as a rookie, and Floyd. Sherman, Chancellor and All-Pro safety Earl Thomas certainly have the ability to lock down two of the three at most times so McCoy will have to exploit Burley by getting one of his playmakers matched up with the freshman. "Its time to get ready for the Seahawks. Their secondary is pretty good," Floyd understated. OVERALL ANALYSIS San Diego is a good football team but they are staring down the barrel at 0-2. The Seahawks are playing with such confidence, its hard to imagine them slowing down any time soon. The reigning Super Bowl champions have won five in a row dating back to last years playoff run, outscoring their opposition 152-65 over the span and winning by an average of 17.4 points per game. "Against a good football team thats coming here on Sunday, you cant give them the opportunities," McCoy said. "Youve got to put them away when you have the chance." Getting that chance is the issue. Sports Network predicted outcome: Seahawks 31, Chargers 21 Carlo Pinsoglio Jersey . 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Stefano Sturaro Jersey .Y. - Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname Jungle Boy, which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday. Emre Can Jersey . Now, Sarah Burkes legacy will live on in Canadas Sports Hall of Fame. Burke, who tragically died at age 29 from a training accident in 2012, headlined the 2014 class named for induction Wednesday.The Ottawa SenatorsThe Sens had a golden opportunity to win the cup in 2007. After beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres all in five games, the Senators would square off in the Cup Final against the Anaheim Ducks. It was a great time for the city of Ottawa as it was their first time being in the Cup final since 1927. Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson carried the Sens throughout the playoffs, along with the goaltending of Ray Emery.The Sens could not handle the Ducks in the Cup final though, who had forwards like Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne. The Ducks also had a solid shutdown line, a lethal defence duo of Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer, and a world class goalie in Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The Sens would lose to the Ducks in five games which would conclude their best run at the cup since the Habs won in 1993.Watch a tribute to their run here.Toronto Maple LeafsYes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have had a solid playoff run since the Habs won in 1993, and it almost got them in the Cup Final. The year was 2002 and the Leafs defeated the Islannders and the Senators in the opening rounds.dddddddddddd They would play the Conference Final against a team that they matched up pretty well against, the Carolina Hurricanes. The Leafs had an incredible goaltender in Curtis Joseph, and classic players like Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts and Darcy Tucker. Sundin and Tucker actually missed most of the first two rounds with injuries, so when they returned in the Eastern Conference Final, most Toronto fans were predicting their team would finally play for the Cup for the first time since 1967.The Leafs seemed to run out of gas and couldnt handle the Hurricanes, who got great goaltending from Arturs Irbe, and tons of production out of forwards like Rod BrindAmour, Erik Cole, and Jeff ONeill. The Leafs would lose in dramatic fashion at home in Game 6 in overtime. Sundin tied the game with the goalie pulled before the eventual season-ending goal by the Hurricanes. Check out Sundins game-tying goal which would highlight the Leafs 2002 run.So fans, who in the East has the best shot at being the next Canadian team to win a cup? 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