The NFL Playoff tour continued for me, this time I traveled to Foxborough, MA to cover the 2013 Divisional round between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. I was pretty excited to cover this game after shooting the Chiefs vs Colts game the previous weekend. The only part I wasn’t looking forward to was the fact, it was going to rain the entire game. Usually when it rains is the only time, I use lens hoods for my cameras. When I went to the Olympics in London last summer, I left my lens hood for my Nikon 400mm in the hotel after frantically packing last second.
After the amazing comeback by the Indianapolis Colts against the Kansas City Chiefs, I made the short 99 mile drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. The whole week they were predicting crazy amounts of snow, which I was hoping was actually going to happen this time as I haven’t shot a game in the snow all year. Surprise!!! NO SNOW! Instead we got heavy rain for the second half of the game. Enough about the annoying weather on with the photos.
The NFL playoffs are finally here and unlike college football where you have to be #1 and #2 to make it to the National Championship, in the NFL you have be in to win and the Colts made a statement against the Kansas City Chiefs overcoming a 28 point deficit to win.
Going into my 7th football game, I was having high hopes that this game was going to be a high scoring battle. But it came down to the kicker. Being a place kicker my self, it’s always good to see a a fellow kicker score all the points. It’s even better when you can document a special moment in a friends life. I use to kick with Justin when we were both in college down in Abingdon, VA with our kicking coach Doug Blevins. Enjoy!
After the Big 10 Championship I made the drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati to shoot the Colts vs Bengals game. Upon waking up it was heavily snowing and in my head I was this is going to be an awesome game. As soon as I arrived at the stadium it stopped and didn’t ever start showing again.
Week 13 of the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars were 2-9 going into the game and the took full advantage of the Browns mistakes. Good thing about the game, I got to see a few old friends, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, who I played travel baseball with when I was younger and tight end Danny Noble who I played football with at Toledo.
For the fourth year in a row, I would have to work on Thanksgiving Day covering the Green Bay Packers vs the Detroit Lions. Detroit is 0-9 over the past nine years on Thanksgiving and this was their year! With Aaron Rodgers being hurt the Lions were able to pull out a 40-10 victory.