Possible movie spin-offs from the NFL’s wild-card weekend:
The Blair Walsh Project
The pitch: Shaky hand-held cameras record, in documentary form, the efforts made by fans and others to make kickers feel better when their attempts go astray.
Pompeii II: The Cincinnati Eruption
The pitch: Uncontrolled bad behavior short-circuits a possible – and really, really long-awaited – victory.
The Martavis Who Saved Pittsburgh
The pitch: Often in the shadow of his more heralded teammate, a second-round draft pick makes an impossible catch and even more impossibly, officials don’t rule it incomplete for reasons even they don’t understand.
Alexander the Greater
The pitch: A 1-5 team goes on an improbable 11-game winning streak with a game-managing quarterback at the helm and wins its first playoff game in decades and wait, it gets better. Get this, the last time … Huh. Probably too unbelievable. Scratch it.
The pitch: A team thought to be done for the season on several occasions, keeps fooling the experts and delighting its fans, you know, the fans who didn’t give up on it previously.