• Joe Flacco ist ziemlich sauer, daß die Ravens seinen QB-Coach Jim Zorn rausgeworfen haben.
    “I’m disappointed and they know I’m disappointed,” Flacco said. “I don’t think it was a good decision, and they know that. I expressed that throughout the whole time it was going on, I expressed how much I didn’t think it would be good for us. My opinion isn’t going to change. I think Jim was a great coach, I think he was great for our team.  I think he was great for me. That’s how I feel about it.”
  • Sind Linemen, die mehr als 300 Pfund wiegen, einem größeren Risiko ausgesetzt, an typischen "Übergewichtskrankheiten" (Diabetes, Herzkrankheiten etc…). zu leiden und früher zu sterben?
    “The question is, if you are an elite athlete, can you be healthy at 300 or 350 pounds?” said Dr. Robert A. Vogel, a cardiologist and professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a co-chairman of the N.F.L.’s subcommittee on cardiovascular health. “The simple answer is, being physically active is unquestionably a deterrent to the problems associated with weight. Having said that, are you at higher risk being a 350-pound lineman than a 210-pound quarterback? Yes.
  • Mathematisch gesehene: wie unglaublich ist Pittsburghs Erfolg in den Playoffs? Seit dem Zusammenschluß von AFL und NFL 1970 waren die Steelers 22 mal in der Divisional Round, 15 mal im Championship Game un 8 mal im Super Bowl.
  • Schöne Übersicht der besten QB-performances in den Playoffs (nach passer rating). Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Aaron Rodgers, der dieses Jahr schon zwei der besten Playoff-Leistungen aller Zeiten abgeliefert hat.