How to properly pronounce the 2017 AFC Championship game: From the first call to the final whistle, the American Football League’s postseason will be remembered as the year the New York Jets beat the Denver Broncos to win the title.
The final score is now 1-0, with the Jets up 19-13.
The Jets won their fourth championship in the past five seasons.
The first two came in 2014 and 2016.
And in 2017, they were the AFC’s best team.
It was the first time since 1992 that a team from the AFC Championship series won the NFL title.
It also marked the fourth time since the merger that two teams from the same conference played in the postseason.
Here are the five words that are most often used to describe the 2017 season: The AFC championship game.
The most talked-about game of the 2017 regular season.
It wasn’t just the biggest game of football in the country, but also the most talked about game of all time.
People talked about it for weeks, sometimes months, and the entire NFL media and fans were obsessed with the game.
In the end, the game ended up being a tie, but the stakes were so high in New York that the final score could have been any other game.
It didn’t end up being that way.
The New York Giants defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship.
In a game that went down to the wire for the entire first half, it was the Giants’ first championship since 2003.
The Colts lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl.
They came in tied for first place with New England and Seattle.
That tiebreaker had the game tied at 2-2, but it was tied at the final three minutes.
The Steelers had the ball first and the Giants were running away with it when Manning’s pass was deflected and intercepted by linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
The result was an interception by Burfich and a touchdown for the Colts.
The Patriots led the AFC in points scored.
But the Giants scored a season-high 49 points in the second half.
It took the Patriots a few plays to get going again.
They drove downfield for a 34-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski.
But that was the only time in the game the Patriots had a first down.
Then Burficich picked up the first down on fourth-and-one from the New England 35.
They went for another TD later in the third quarter when Gronkowski was knocked down by cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The game went into overtime with 1:25 left.
That would have been the last time the Giants had a field goal in the fourth quarter.
But they were going to take the lead anyway, and they scored a touchdown on fourth down with 8:53 to go.
That’s when Gronk was knocked out of bounds, and Revis intercepted the ball and recovered.
The two were going for another score, but this time, Burfis was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct.
That allowed the Patriots to win it.
The NFL has suspended Burfiec for two games and fined Revis $25,000 for his actions.
The referees didn’t see it.
But it wasn’t the only controversial play in the end.
The Giants were penalized two more times for holding onto the ball during the first half.
One time, they had to hold onto the field for four plays, after they had taken a short field.
But another time, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was hit by Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton for a 12-yard gain.
It appeared that Rodgers-Csomartie hit Hilton because of a bad throw.
But he was flagged after the play.
In other penalties, the Colts were penalised for running back T.J. Yeldon’s hit on Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who had to be carted off the field with a neck injury.
The officials didn’t even call it a hit because it was illegal to hit someone on purpose.
The league did have one penalty for holding the ball for more than 10 seconds, which was a pass interference penalty on cornerback Kyle Van Noy, who was knocked to the ground after he pushed a teammate.
But no one was called for that.
The referee called it an illegal block, but even that was called out.
And there was one more penalty for a holding penalty on receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who had an arm around Beckham before he went down with a knee injury.
He got up before the officials were called, and after that, it looked like he was OK.
But then he was ruled out for a second time with a hamstring injury.
So the league suspended him for two weeks, fined him $25.5, and then fined him a further $5,000.
But because the penalty was so high, the NFL didn’t have to discipline him for it.