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Following Wild Card weekend in the NFL, TSN Football Analyst Chris Schultz shares his thoughts on the four games and four teams moving on. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Bianche . Arizona vs. Carolina What is wrong with Cam Newton? Carolina beat Arizona with a convincing 27-16 win, but they did not look good doing it. Based on the fact their opponent broke an NFL record for fewest total yards in a playoff game with only 77, the final score should have been 46-16. Now, I may just be over reacting here, but Can Newton looked incredibly average at quarterback for Carolina. It just seemed to me he could not get any accuracy on his throws and that inaccuracy progressed as the game moved on. I have to wonder if the car accident he was involved causing back fractures is more of an issue than the Panthers want us (the public) or anyone to know. Tony Romos back issues and Newtons are similar. Romo played through his, but I wonder if Carolinas top player should have waited to return, although that likely would eliminated the team for playoff contention. In the fourth quarter of Saturdays win, Newton took a tough shot as he completed a scramble run and then fell awkwardly after a quarterback sack His honest reaction after both those hits, indicated to me he is not 100 per cent, not even close . If Carolina can go into Seattle and beat the Seahawks, it will be one of the all-time major upsets in NFL history. I realize that history says this game will be close but all 53 Seahawk players will have fresh legs and excess energy. On paper, the two make a great combination to have in a playoff game. Carolina has won five in a row - an exceptional accomplishment for any team - but those five came against New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Atlanta and an Arizona team with a third string quarterback. Cam Newtons throwing motion was very suspect last Saturday night and as crazy as this may sound, Carolina should consider starting Derek Anderson against Seattle. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh Would Pittsburgh have beaten Baltimore if they had LeVeon Bell 100 per cent healthy? I am going to say yes. Now, for Raven fans, I mean no disrespect intended, but the absence of Bell took away the threat of Pittsburghs dominant run game. Baltimore did a remarkable job, especially considering the injuries in the secondary and the youth across the offensive line. The most amazing fact of the game, in my opinion, was that Baltimore had 18 players on injured reserve and Pittsburgh had 3. This 30-17 win should be credited to Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, as many of the backups played like starters in this game and did so near the end of the season as well. That is an intense credit to quality depth on the 53-man roster and the people that make those decisions on depth. That would of course be the personal department led by Newsome. Baltimore won and played a very physical game, but the Steelers could not play their best game because their best player was injured. So much of football success is attrition and heath, Baltimore took advantage. Detroit vs. Dallas Was is pass interference, and how about Ndamukong Suh? I personally thought the referee misinterpreted the call. Yes, it was pass interference. Anthony Hitchens restricted the movement of Brandon Pettigrews right arm. The very disturbing moment came when they changed the call, especially because of all the video available. I thought they went from the right call to the wrong call. Detroit played well, Dallas played well in the second half and I do think the Cowboys earned the win. Yet, you have to wonder what if Matthew Stafford had three more plays. I also wonder how Dez Bryant wasnt flagged for coming on the field without his helmet on to complain. I am a Cowboys fan and I am also a Lions fan, but I thought Dallas dodged a couple of game -changing bullets on Sunday. I am also Ndamukong Suh fan, not because of his on field lack of temper limitations, but because of his post-game press conference, when he showed how committed to winning he is and how much he cares. Football is not a nice game and it is not filled with nice people, But Suh wanted success not just for himself but also his team . Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis Who is the best quarterback in football , Andrew Luck? No, Aaron Rodgers is. But Luck makes a great case for No. 2 as he has less to work with around him and has to do more . The Colts had no balance in the win against the Bengals. By the end of the third quarter, Andrew Luck and Pep Hamilton had called 41 passes to nine runs. And although many passes were check downs to running backs, they were still passes and are tougher to execute than turning to hand the ball off. TY Hilton also dropped three passes from Luck, who threw catchable balls. When you think of quarterback-dependent teams, you think the Broncos with Manning and the Patriots with Brady. But no team depends on their quarterback more than the Colts. It will be tough for the Colts to win in Denver but it is possible, especially if the game is close in the fourth quarter. Extra Point It would be insane for the NFL to expand to 18 games in the future. In each and every game you see too many good starters on the sidelines with injury. The Bengals were without their top two receivers and top two tight ends. The Steelers were without their MVP and two quarterbacks played with injured backs on the weekend. Detroit started two rookies at left tackle and left guard because they simply ran out of left tackles and left guards during the season. The NFL should not add games, but rather subtract. Change from 16, go back to 14 and play only two exhibition games. Now that players are often not in pads during practice, the level of hitting dropped. Im not sure what the exact result, but I can say I have seen people just wear out, and most of them are not even 30 years old. Vapormax 97 Japan .com) - The Winnipeg Jets got over one hurdle by snapping their longest losing streak of the season. Vapormax Hyper Punch .C. -- Theyll remember the OT from the first Syracuse-Duke game -- and the Ts that decided Round 2. http://www.scarpevapormaxscontate.it/vapormax-flyknit-italia.html . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U.Time to reflect on a wonderful Aintree. Lets start with Cue Card and Thistlecrack. What performances. How highly do you regard the pair and Colin Tizzards achievements with them this year? Colin Tizzard has every right to feel cock-a-hoop after his exploits with his two stable stars. Cue Card is 10 years old now and its fair to say this was/is his season. I dont think its harsh to suggest that they are unlikely to enjoy the same sort of success next term as he rises 11, but to get him back to his best this campaign has shown tremendous skill and patience.You feel gutted for the team knowing what we do now after Aintree and I have to admit to being one of the sceptics regarding his likely finishing position had he stood up in the Gold Cup. It seems though that he would have given Don Cossack a real run for his money and maybe just beaten him. Cue Card was brilliant at Aintree and this was no stroll in the park - he was beating serious competition in Don Poli and Djakadam and they were put in their places convincingly. We now have the mouthwatering prospect of a potential rematch at Punchestown with the possibility of Vautour being thrown into the mix. Its exciting to think that the race of the season may still be to come.Whereas Cue Card beat serious horsepower, the same cant be said for Thistlecrack who landed the odds in the Liverpool Stayers Hurdle in effortless fashion against an inferior bunch, even if Shaneshill and Different Gravey are no slouches.Horses of the calibre of Thistlecrack dont pop up often and neither do they necessarily capture your heart - Cue Card perhaps being a good example, Denman another. This horse is a beast though and I think we (racing fans and professionals alike) already adore him. Rival trainers would love to find a box for him, jockeys would walk over hot coals to get an opportunity to see how many gears he actually has and Im sure every owner in Britain and Ireland wishes they had heard the gavel fall after their final bid of 43,000 Euros at the Tattersalls Ireland Sales back in 2011 when he was a raw three-year-old.Thistlecrack is eight now and as Ive said in a previous blog, I would dearly love to see him sent chasing now with the Gold Cup his ultimate aim. There is an argument for staying over hurdles and trying to become the next Big Bucks, but the pinnacle of jump racing in my eyes is the staying chasing division and the Blue Riband itself, the Gold Cup.The easy option would be to stay over hurdles, but would it feel like an opportunity missed? Bring on Punchestown where he is also likely to appear, but most of all, bring on 2016/17. Incidentally, hes 8/1 with Sky Bet for the Gold Cup next season.Apart from Vautours fall it was another good week for Willie Mullins. How high can Douvan fly and would even the sidelined Faugheen be a match for Annie Power right now?Willie Mullins is in a strong position to win a first British trainers championship and Aintree helped edge him ahead of Paul Nicholls with just a couple of weeks to go. It has certainly added an extra frisson to the title race and Im looking forward to seeing who wins the fight.Douvan was impressive in winning the Grade 1 Maghull Novices Chase as you would expect, winning without much fuss. Yes, his presence scared off any serious competition, but to coin a phrase, he could only beat what was in front of him and he did that with aplomb. If you were to be really critical, his early jumping could have been better, but he has only had five starts over fences and is learning all the time.So, with four Grade 1 races on the bounce and with his only defeat coming on his first start in France almost two years ago, the world appears to be his oyster. The big question is, what route will Mullins take with him next season? The suggestion is he will stay further, so could we see him take the King George/Gold Cup route or will it be the Champion Chase? The two-mile division looks weaker and he would add spice to the mix, but Im sure wed all love to see him up in trip, too.Faugheen and Annie Power have never met on a racecourse and its so difficult to know if Faugheen would be capable of giving Annie Power weight. Im inclined to think that he would be the superior of the pair, but until it happens we wont know.Annie might be 12 months older than her stablemate, but she seems to be getting better with age and as she has been compared to Dawn Run by her trainer then its not a given that Faugheen would come out on top in a match.Lets hope we get the opportunity to see iit happen next term. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Donna. This is why we love National Hunt racing!Rule The World did just that in the Crabbies Grand National. What are your reflections on the race?Speaking of love, there was plenty of it for Mouse Morris after his emotional win in the Grand National. He has had to deal with insufferable personal tragedy and even for a race that usually throws up an emotional back story, this was something else. I defy anyone to have maintained a stiff upper lip in the aftermath of the worlds most famous steeplechase.Rule The World has also had to overcome his own serious injuries and the training performance cant be underestimated in light of that. Mouse is the man when it comes to readying a horse for the big occasion, as weve seen more than once of late.As for the race itself, Rule The World was given an inspired ride by a fearless teenager in David Mullins and that could well have been the horses swansong.I was out of luck with my selections, but Im blaming the downpour that turned the ground testing. The Last Samuri was tenacious in defeat for Kim Bailey and they must be proud and disappointed at the same time. Lets hope they get him there in the same sort of form next year.One of my main selections was Ucello Conti who ran with huge credit. His sixth place showed promise for next year, especially given that hes got time on his side and clouted a couple of fences. He ran out of steam on the testing ground and with more jumping experience he should go back to Aintree with a great chance in 12 months time.Can Folsom Blue give Mouse Morris a third national win this spring at Ayr on Saturday?Wouldnt that be something? Its a shame that Rogue Angel cant bid for his third National, having won the Kerry National and then the Irish version at the end of March, but his stablemate ran well to finish fourth in the latter and will doubtless attract money if he gets in.Willie Mullins is throwing everything at his bid to win the UK trainers title and he sends Measureofmydreams over to Ayr.Like Folsom Blue, the horse is owned by Michael OLearys Gigginstown House Stud and has the type of profile you love to see in a Scottish National. Hes a novice, ran well in the NH Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and is relatively unexposed.His Cheltenham form has been franked by the runner-up, Native River, who has subsequently won a Grade 1 at Aintree, and thats why hes 8/1 clear favourite at the time of writing.Paul Nicholls isnt going to give up the title without a fight and he relies on Southfield Theatre who was brought down in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. He hasnt been given a reprieve by the handicapper, but he did look like he was about to get involved at the time of his departure.Cause Of Causes could line-up for Gordon Elliott. He agonisingly missed the cut for the Grand National and was an impressive winner of the Kim Muir on his last outing. He will have to overcome a 13lb rise in the weights if hes to win this though.2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re also missed the cut for Aintree and holds an entry on Saturday, but trainer Dr Richard Newland has Royale Knight in the field and he could be the pick of the pair.There would be some reception if Sandy Thomson could win it with Seeyouatmidnight. He was on a roll before running a moderate race in the RSA Chase behind Blaklion but he has been given time to get over that and would be a popular Scottish winner. Hes 14/1 with Sky Bet.Nicky Hendersons Vyta Du Roc has to come into calculations on his recent efforts, in the RSA Chase (5th) and prior to that beating subsequent NH Chase winner Minella Rocco at Ascot. Heathfield is one to ignore at your peril for shrewd trainer Tony Martin, tooIm afraid everything points towards a good run for ante-post favourite Measureofmydreams and hes at the top of my shortlist but if you want something at a price, take your pick from Seeyouatmidnight and Southfield Theatre who offer a bit more each-way value.Anything else catch your eye over the weekend? Well, it would be foolish to discount the Mullins Ayr raiders. In particular, his Ivan Grozny heads the market for the Scottish Champion Hurdle after providing David Mullins with a winner straight after his National triumph. Its a tough ask to come out seven days later to win again, but he eased to victory there and may not have had a hard race... Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports ' ' '