An incredible weekend of NFL has left us with just four teams in the running for this year's Vince Lombardi trophy.
In the AFC, the Tennessee Titans shocked the world by knocking out the much fancied Baltimore Ravens and their star quarterback Lamar Jackson while there also seemed like there would be a shock in the other game in the conference when the Houston Texans went into a 24-0 lead in Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Incredibly, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs rallied, scoring an insane four touchdowns in the second quarter alone to lead at half time. They would go on to dominate the rest of the game, eventually winning 51-31.
In the NFC, San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers after easily overcoming the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday.
During the final game of the weekend, as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers just about held off Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, there was a genuine touching moment at half time that made the games of the weekend feel almost quaint.
Jimmy Johnson, the former Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl winning coach, now an analyst with Fox, was surprised on live television to be told he would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was an emotional moment for Johnson, who genuinely couldn't breathe for a second, as he was being cheered by his fellow panelists.
Former @dallascowboys head coach @JimmyJohnson has been elected to the @ProFootballHOF as a member of the Class of 2020.
Incredible moment as he finds out he is now a Hall of Famer. #PFHOF20 (via @NFLonFOX) pic.twitter.com/EydJ1GDX8Y
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2020
Johnson won two Super Bowls with the famous Dallas Cowboys team of the 1990s, whose quarterback Troy Aikman also got emotional watching his former coach from the broadcast booth in Green Bay. The Cowboys team of the early 90s were widely seen as one of the best of their generation, with standout players such as Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. Johnson also coached the Miami Dolphins with Dan Marino at quarterback.
On Saturday, there was a similar moment when Bill Cowher, the former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers was surprised during his analysis of Tennessee and Baltimore. It's fair to say the coach was fairly bemused by the man invading the stage on live television.