One huge positive of both of them making the Super Bowl is that the nation’s longest streak of having a former player in the Super Bowl stays alive. As Husker fans we pride ourselves on the streaks our great program creates, and this might be one of the best.
If you’ve been reading my weekly articles about the former Huskers in the NFL you already know I’m a big Kansas City Chiefs fan. There were only two former Huskers playing this past weekend, Rex Burkhead and Ndamukong Suh. Burkhead faced the Chiefs and scored the winning touchdown in overtime to send the Patriots to the Super Bowl. Needless to say I was furious. It made it even worse when Husker accounts were tweeting about how Burkhead was great because he scored that touchdown. I’m just going to throw this out there, for those of you who don’t watch the NFL, rooting for the Patriots is like rooting for Alabama. I’m convinced Nick Saban and Tom Brady have both sold their souls to Satan. Trust me, I root for every former Husker to do good but I will never EVER root for the Patriots. So when a former Husker scored a touchdown to send the Patriots to the Super Bowl I was mad, extremely mad.
Rex Burkhead RB - New England Patriots: Burkhead helped knock the Chiefs out of the playoffs with a performance of 12 carries for 41 yards and two touchdowns. The Patriots gained 174 yards rushing so it wasn’t just Burkhead carrying the rock. Like I said I love Burkhead, but I will 100000 percent be rooting for the Los Angeles Rams when they meet in the Super Bowl on Sunday February, 3 at 5:30.
Ndamukong Suh DT - Los Angeles Rams: Suh continued to have a good performance in the NFC Championship after he had a really good game against the Cowboys. In this game he recorded four tackles and 1.5 sacks. I’m truly praying that Suh becomes his 2009 self and does to Tom Brady what he did to Colt McCoy in the Big 12 Championship game. The Rams face the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday February, 3 at 5:30.
As Husker fans we should be rooting for Suh to get that ring. Go Rams!