OK, we all know the run Larry Fitzgerald is on -- breaking the record for receiving yards in one postseason, formerly held by Jerry Rice, when Fitz got to 419 yards, over Rice's 409 -- but what about QB Kurt Warner?
I'm sure there will be much more written about this (hmmm, maybe even by, perhaps, me this week?) but Warner's playoff passing rating of 112.1 is by far his playoff best, easily topping his 100.0 rating he posted when leading the Rams to a Super Bowl title in 1999. In three playoff games, Warner is 61-of-92 for 770 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. He has never played in four games in a single postseason -- the Rams' two Super Bowl years, his team had a first-round bye -- so his numbers will change. But his completion percentage right now is best (66.3, topping a couple of 63.6s), his TD total equals his 1999 year, and he is right now at a low for interceptions.
The Steelers have the best defense in the NFL. Then again, the Eagles had one of the best, and Warner tossed four touchdowns with no picks. Man, does training camp seem so far away.
Oh, and guess who made an SI (regional) cover again. Unbelievable.