Here’s the latest edition of Rant and Rise for October 29, 2012:
In what may go down as one of the most historic postseason runs in MLB history, the Giants managed to clinch their second World Series title in three years after their 4-3 Game 4 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Marco Scutaro hit the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 10th inning and Pablo Sandoval–who hit three home runs in Game 1–went on to take MVP honors in the series.
There were plenty of great stories from this postseason, but nothing bigger than San Francisco going 6-0 in elimination games and overcoming large deficits to both the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.
Sunday night’s matchup between the Broncos and Saints consisted of two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Unfortunately for Brees and New Orleans, Manning and Denver’s offense were impossible to contain as they generated 530 yards of offense before going on to win the game 34-14.
With the win, the Broncos move into sole possession of first place in the AFC West and have a favorable schedule to make a strong playoff run for the second-straight season.
Sunday’s game against the Eagles seemed like a trap for the Falcons considering Andy Reid had never lost a game in his career following a bye week as head coach. Luckily for Atlanta, they still managed to come out on top after their 30-17 win over Philadelphia on Sunday to improve to 7-0 on the season.
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