The Following - Season 1 __FULL__
The NIH-supported study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, found that the overall suicide rate among boys ages 10 to 17 increased dramatically in the months following the shows release. Suicide rates among girls, meanwhile, remained steady.
The Following - Season 1
While getting back to the Super Bowl has proven to be a daunting task for the Super Bowl runner-up, simply making it back to the playoffs is also not a guarantee. Several recent runner-ups have failed to qualify for the postseason the year after reaching he Super Bowl.
Despite going 12-4, the Steelers, who fell to the Packers 31-25 in Super Bow XLV, had to play in the wild-card round after finishing behind the Ravens in the AFC North division standings. Facing the 8-8 Broncos in the first round of the playoffs, the Steelers were famously defeated in overtime on Tim Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. The Steelers, who had appeared in three of the previous six Super Bowls, would miss the playoffs in 2012-13 before returning to the postseason in 2014.
While the Steelers boasted the league's top-ranked defense during the 2011 season, Pittsburgh's offense was just 21st in scoring. A late-season injury to Ben Roethlisberger also hurt Pittsburgh's championship hopes, as Big Ben was clearly not anywhere close to 100% health during the Steelers' wild-card loss to Denver. The hits on Roethlisberger -- as well as the offense's dip in production -- led Pittsburgh's brass to not renew offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' contract that offseason replace him with Todd Haley. While Roethlisberger went onto enjoy some of his best statistical seasons with Haley, the Steelers have appeared in just one AFC Championship Game since their last trip to the Super Bowl.
Unlike the Steelers, the Patriots would make another deep playoff run a year after falling short in the Super Bowl. Led by quarterback Tom Brady and third-year tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots would win 12 games during the regular season on the strength of their top-ranked scoring offense.
A year after falling just short in Super Bowl XLVII, the 49ers showed virtually no drop off in 2013, winning 12 regular season games while boasting the league's third-ranked scoring defense. After scoring 23 points in each of their playoff wins over the Packers and Panthers, the 49ers' offense scored just 17 points in their six-point loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship Game. While 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gashed the Seahawks' defense on the ground (rushing for 130 yards on 11 carries), his two interceptions, including his infamous end zone interception with 30 seconds left, loomed large in the 49ers' 23-17 loss.
While their defense was still one of the league's best in 2014, the 49ers regressed dramatically on the offensive side of the ball, ranking just 25th in scoring and 28th in red zone efficiency. San Francisco slipped to 8-8 in 2014, missing the playoffs in what was John Harbaugh's final season with the team. The 49ers won just seven games over the next two seasons before the franchise brought in Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch in 2017.
After an embarrassing blowout loss to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning and the Broncos showed their resolve by winning 12 regular season games in 2014. Manning enjoyed another prolific season, while Denver's defense improved from 22nd to 16th in points allowed.
Statistically, the Seahawks, who won the Super Bowl in '13 before losing a classic to the Patriots the following season, were even better in 2015. While their defense, led by Richard Sherman, was ranked first in the league for a third straight year, their offense, led by Russell Wilson, finished fourth in the NFL in scoring after being 10th and eighth in that department the previous two years.
But after edging the Vikings on the road in the wild-card round, Seattle was blasted by the Panthers, who went 15-1 during the regular season, in the divisional round. After allowing a 59-yard run on the first play from scrimmage, the Seahawks found themselves trailing 31-0 at halftime. While Wilson's three second-half touchdown passes helped close the gap, the Seahawks ultimately fell to the eventual NFC champs, 31-24.
While Wilson continued to develop into a top-tier quarterback, Seattle would fall again to the eventual NFC champion in the '16 playoffs before missing the playoffs altogether in 2017. While the Seahawks rebounded with three consecutive playoff appearances, they haven't advanced past the divisional round since 2014. They suffered their first-ever losing season with Wilson after going 7-10 in 2021.
The 2016 Panthers were unable to shake off their dismal Super Bowl showing the previous season. A year after winning league MVP honors, quarterback Cam Newton suffered a down year (that was partly due to an injury he sustained in Week 14), completing less than 53% of his pass attempts. Carolina's defense -- after losing All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman in free agency -- also took a major step back, as the Panthers' secondary went from 11th to 29th in passing yards allow. The regressions of Newton and the defense contributed largely to the Panthers' 6-10 record in 2016. Carolina enjoyed a brief resurgence in 2017 before missing the playoffs again in 2018 and in 2019. Ron Rivera, who led Carolina to three straight division titles earlier in the decade, was relieved of his duties late in the 2019 season. He has since resurfaced in Washington, leading the Football Team to a division title in 2020.
Like the Panthers, the Falcons, who famously squandered a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI, endured a Super Bowl hangover, winning just half of their first eight games of the 2017 campaign. But after a slow start, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of the Falcons rebounded by going 6-2 down the stretch to clinch a wild-card berth. But after defeating the up and coming Rams in Los Angeles in the wild-card round, the Falcons' red zone issues that season (they were 23rd in the NFL in red zone efficiency) reared its ugly head in the divisional round, as the Falcons scored just 10 points in their road loss to the eventual champion -- the Philadelphia Eagles. Atlanta has yet to return to the postseason.
Unlike the '18 Patriots, the Rams were unable to rebound the year after losing the Big Game. Injuries at the skill positions, a slip in production on the defensive side of the ball, and playing in the NFL's toughest division took its toll on the Rams, who missed the playoffs with a 9-7 record. The Rams did make it back to the playoffs last season before coming up short against the Packers in the divisional round. Los Angeles made noise last offseason when they traded Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a 2021 third-round pick to the Lions in exchange for Matt Stafford. The trade has quickly paid off, as Stafford led the Rams to the franchise's first Super Bowl since returning to Los Angeles.
Kansas City went to great lengths to strengthen their offensive line following Super Bow LV. Turnovers, not protection, was the Chiefs' main issue during the first half of the 2021 season. After a 4-4 start, the Chiefs dramatically turned things around during the second half of the year, finishing with a 12-5 record. Patrick Mahomes cut down on his turnovers, while the Chiefs' defense played significantly better after acquiring Melvin Ingram via a trade with the Steelers.
An intriguing set of promos that I saw mostly during football games led me to try this new Fox Drama series. While I have been burned in the past with partial seasons (Drive) or one season only series (Alcatraz), I decided to give The Following a try.
The Packers once again dominated a foe from the upstart American Football League in Super Bowl II, stymying the Oakland Raiders, 33-14. Green Bay kicker Don Chandler equaled Oakland's output himself with 14 points, highlighted by four field goals. There would be no three-peat in store for the Packers though, as Green Bay stumbled to a below .500 record in 1968, and missed the postseason. Cheeseheads would not witness their team in another Super Bowl until 1997.
Joe Willie Namath guaranteed the Jets would win Super Bowl III and in stunning fashion, the playboy with the golden arm led New York to a shocking upset of the heavily favored Baltimore Colts, 16-7, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. With the victory, the Jets forever altered the landscape of professional football, proving that teams from the American Football League were on par with the old guard from the National Football League. The Jets made the playoffs the following season, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. Namath had a horrid afternoon, completing only 14 of 40 pass attempts while tossing three interceptions. Alas, Super Bowl III was the pinnacle of Namath's career, which became ravaged by injuries, and the Jets have never made it back to the Super Bowl.
The Steelers won their first of a record six Super Bowls in 1975, taking Super Bowl IX, 16-6, over the Minnesota Vikings. Franco Harris rumbled to 158 yards rushing and one touchdown, picking up MVP honors. Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense continued to punish opponents into the 1975 campaign, as they won 11 of their final 12 regular season games, then carried that momentum into the playoffs.
The 1980s were a decade of opulence for Bay Area football. With the Raiders punishing opponents in the AFC, the 49ers emerged as a high-powered offensive juggernaut across the Bay Bridge. On Jan. 14, 1982, San Francisco won their first Super Bowl, holding off the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21. The 49ers quest for a repeat was paused by a labor strike that shortened the 1982 season to nine games, and San Francisco never found their mojo, picking up only three wins and missing the playoffs. 041b061a72