Even though it was cold and snowing where some NFL teams were playing this weekend, a couple of games left me sweating at the end.
The Cleveland Browns lost in the last minute after leading the whole game to the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-33 Sunday afternoon.
Dwayne Rudd, of Batesville, plays for the Browns. Deshea Townsend, also of Batesville, plays for the Steelers. Both players did their teams proud.
Townsend, a cornerback, got a lot of playing time and was in on some big plays. Since Cleveland used its air game primarily, Townsend and the other cornerbacks and safeties were tested time and time again.
This was the third meeting between these two teams and they all ended with the Steelers winning by three.
The other Sunday game between the 49ers and the Giants was another nailbiter. The 49ers came back and beat the Giants 39-38. The last time I looked at the score of this game, the Giants were leading 38-25 or something like that.
Those are the way playoff games are supposed to be with the top teams matched up against each other.
Saturday was a whole different story. The Jets just blasted the Colts out of the water with a 41-0 shutout.
The upset of the day, according to my colleague Michelle Sanders, was the 27-7 Falcon win over the Packers.
She is from Wisconsin and really loves the Packers. When I saw the score at halftime, I decided NOT to call her. I could hear her in Courtland all the way from Pope.
In case anyone was wondering if we were being bombed Saturday, no, that was just Michelle exploding.
So Townsend and the Steelers will have to meet the Tennessee Titans in Nashville at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 on CBS. The Falcons will fly to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles Saturday night at 7 p.m. on FOX. Sunday, the 49ers head to Tampa Bay for a noon game on FOX and the Jets will face the Raiders at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.