Chilly temps in K.C. iced the Chiefs' offense in Sunday's 30--7 loss to the Ravens, as QB Matt Cassel finished his first postseason start since high school TD-less and with a 20.4 rating. Not that K.C.'s running game was any better. The NFL's No. 1 rushing attack managed just 108 yards, 56 below its season average.
PACERS A FRIGHT
The Pacers (14--20) are ranked 21st in ppg; they haven't scored in triple digits in three weeks; and haven't won a road game since Nov. 30, a stretch of nine straight L's. Opined guard Mike Dunleavy, correctly, "It can't be a whole lot of fun to watch us right now."
The network took two hits last week: first apologizing for the on-air high fives exchanged by Hannah Storm and Adam Schefter after Cleveland's Eric Mangini was axed, then dismissing announcer Ron Franklin after he berated sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards in sexist terms.
WEAK END FOR AKERS
Only four other times in playoff history has a kicker missed two FGs from 41 yards or less in a game decided by fewer than six points, as Eagles kicker David Akers did on Sunday against the Packers. "We can all count," Philly coach Andy Reid said. "Those points would have helped."