1. The NFL is much better when all 32 teams play on the same day. Just sayin’.
2. Same old Jets.
3. Same old Peyton Manning. And we mean that one in a good way.
4. So Tom Brady can’t nail down AFC home-field throughout the playoffs with just one win in the final two weeks? MVP? We think not.
5. Now we’re just wondering if Cam Newton will dab when he gets the award.
7. And then Chuck Pagano. for no apparent reason, switched to Ryan Lindley in the second quarter. And then Lindley threw a TD pass on his first drive.
8. Think Pagano was having a little fun on the way out of town? Yeah, us too.
9. Johnny Manziel. In Vegas. Really, Johnny?
10. Steelers WR Antonio Brown had 150 yards receiving on 10 catches. In the first half. Just another day at the office for AB.
12. For the Week 17 pool: The Eagles were the first team to score a touchdown in the early games. Yeah, we didn’t have them, either.
13. And get this: They scored on DeMarco Murray’s first carry in the post-Chip Kelly era. A 54-yard touchdown run. Can’t make it up.
14. Great play by Packers CB Micah Hyde to snag a one-handed interception, but what was Teddy Bridgewater thinking making a left-handed throw under pressure?
15. Peyton Manning sent Blake Bortles a Papa John’s pizza. Bortles threw his 18th interception of the season, meaning Manning won’t hold the season lead in that stat.
16. Tom Coughlin’s entire family was at the game Sunday. He said to not read anything into that. (But we will).
17. If this was it for Coughlin, a tip of the helmet. See you in the Hall of Fame.
18. There were 512 possible playoff scenarios in the AFC when the day started. Wow.
19. Replay review I: Terrelle Pryor with a great 42-yard catch down the sideline. Terrelle Pryor! (And a lone bright spot for Browns fans on Sunday).
20. Dwayne Bowe was a healthy scratch again for the Browns. Finished year with five catches. And, oh yeah, $9 million guaranteed.
21. Mario Williams was booed when introduced in Buffalo. It’s the Bills’ fans way of saying goodbye. And, of course, he got a sack.
22. Rams and 49ers. Overtime. Much respect for two teams with nothing to play for battling right to the end – and then some.
23. And then the 49ers gave Jim Tomsula the boot on Sunday night after the win. The NFL can be cruel.
24. Tim Hightower scored a TD in three of the last four games. So the Saints have that to “who dat” to all offseason.
25. Odell Beckham Jr., fresh off his one-game suspension, did not do the pregame one-handed catch routine. Interesting.
26. We used to buy into the theory the Steelers were the team nobody wanted to face in the AFC playoffs. Last two weeks changed our minds.
27. Todd Bowles would have been the fourth consecutive Jets coach to make the playoffs in his first season.
28. Sunday just wasn’t the same without Chip Kelly. Not as many three-and-outs.
29. Chiefs: From 1-5 to 11-5. This is the team you don’t want to face in the AFC playoffs.
30. Cowboys LB Sean Lee was inactive. That means he missed out on $2 million incentive for playing in 80% of defensive snaps this season. His choice.
31. Nothing like being a backup QB. The same people who booed Peyton Manning mercilessly in November gave him a standing ovation on Sunday.
32. Yeah, we have long memories, Denver.
33. ESPN tweet: Kirk Cousins is the first Redskins QB to throw TD pass in all 16 games since league went to 16 game schedule in 1978.
34. Ndamukong Suh hit Tom Brady low in the second quarter. Brady limped off field, was surrounded by trainers on the sidelines, checking his ankle. And everyone in New England stopped what they were doing. Until it was clear Brady was OK. It is clear, right?
35. Replay review II: Browns LB Craig Robertson’s interception of Ben Roethlisberger. And a great return to the Steelers’ 9. (Of course, the Browns being the Browns, they threw an interception and came away with zero points).
36. Some coaches with teams in the playoffs left their QBs in a lot longer than we would have. Yeah, we’re looking at you Pete Carroll and Jay Gruden.
37. Peyton Manning: Backup quarterback? Just sounded weird, anyway.
38. Matt Prater a 59-yard field goal. Outdoors. In Chicago. In January. Damn!
39. Adam Vinatieri from 52 yards. Not bad for a 43-year-old. Not bad at all.
40. Chiefs-Texans and Steelers-Bengals to start things off in the AFC? Yeah, that’ll work for us.
41. Replay review III: The TD dance from Bengals RB Jeremy Hill.
42. Didn’t you used to be Darrelle Revis? The cushion he was giving Sammy Watkins was, well, enough to cover an island.
43. AJ (McCarron) to A.J. (Green): Bengals’ playoffs hopes hinge on that for at least one week.
44. Former Giant Walter Thurmond had a pick six against his former team. We’re guessing that’s a pretty cool feeling.
45. Colts players gave Chuck Pagano the game ball. Classy.
46. Browns announce crowd of 66,693. Bwahahahaha.
47. Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson broke his leg in the second half. Contract year. Damn.
48. Suddenly, people have stopped writing off the Washington Redskins as a one-and-done. We agree.
49. Mike Zimmer has the Vikings in the playoffs. And all the owners who passed on him can watch it on TV.
50. Charles Woodson: Thanks for the memories.