By far the most entertaining and competitive game of the NFL Divisional Playoff weekend was in Santa Clara last night.
The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys went back-and-forth for much of the contest in what would ultimately end with a second consecutive trip to the NFC Title Game for San Francisco.
One of the best plays of the game came from former Iowa Hawkeye George Kittle.
With the game tied a 9-9 midway through the third, Quarterback Brock Purdy (who went to Iowa State of all places), rolled to the left and targeted the veteran tight end.
The rest, you'll have to see to believe:
It's another big catch in what thus far has been a tremendous career for Mr. Kittle in the Bay Area.
The Niners prevailed by the final of 19-12, and will head to Philadelphia next weekend to take on the top-seeded Eagles.
Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons
The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.
Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.
The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.