Rams (14-3) @ Saints (14-3): Saints Rams What a game. They only scored about half as many points as I thought they would but it was close. In the end the Rams defense came up with a big play to stop the Saints in overtime.
Patriots (12-5) @ Chiefs (13-4): Patriots This was probably the best game of the year. It was going to come down to who had the ball last. Defense wins championships. Thats what they tell me anyway. And the Chiefs defense only had 60 minutes in them.
Patriots (13-6) vs. Rams (15-3): Patriots This years Super Bowl is between our 1st and 3rd ranked teams. While the Rams had a blistering regular season it doesnt matter now. They have one game to play and its against a team thats been in now 9 of the last 18 Super Bowls. No team west of Philadelphia has been able to stop them. This will be the second time these two clubs face off for the Lombardy trophy and Brady was the MVP 17 years ago. It wont surprise me if he gets it again.
Colts (11-6) @ Chiefs (12-4): Chiefs The Colts had a good run. The Chiefs were too much though. There really wasnt a moment in this game that it felt like the Colts had a chance.
Cowboys (11-6) @ Rams (13-3): Rams It went pretty much as you would expect. The Cowboys, despite never being very far behind, were never really in this game.
Chargers (13-4) @ Patriots (11-5): Chargers Patriots There seems to be a rule. There are but a few teams that are able to beat Tom Brady in the postseason. The Chargers are not one of them. And, none of them are left…
Eagles (10-7) @ Saints (13-3): Eagles Saints I really thought this would be the big upset of the playoffs. As it turns out, the Eagles never had a chance. If you want to beat the Saints in the playoffs youre going to need to be able to score after the 1st quarter.
Two games left to determine who gets to play in the Super Bowl. The remaining 4 teams are the 2 number 1 and number 2 seeds. They are also 4 of the top 5 teams ranked on the 64tacos power rankings.
Rams (14-3) @ Saints (14-3): Saints These two teams have been at the top of our power rankings since early in the season. They have the most wins this season. They are the top 2 seeds in the NFC. One of them is going to the Super Bowl. I wont be surprised by any outcome in this game other than a low score. The Saints won the last time they met. I think theyll do it again.
Patriots (12-5) @ Chiefs (13-4): Patriots As much as I want to pick the Chiefs, I just cant. The Chiefs are not one of the teams that can beat Tom Brady in the post season. Andy Reid is not one of the Coaches that can beat Bill Belichick in the playoffs. The only chance is Mahomes.
It boggles the mind how close the Rams and Saints have been all season. They are tied at first again. Next week will determine, once and for all, which is the better team this season. Despite a victory in Gillette stadium, the Patriots couldnt quite score higher than the Chargers. The final 4 teams are in the top 5.
Looks like I went 2-2 this week. I dont know if there has been a week where kickers were more important to their teams success…
Colts 10-6 @ Texans 11-5: Texans Colts The Colts are on fire. There was nothing that the Texans could do. Lets see how far they can take this.
Seahawks 10-6 @ Cowboys 10-6: Seahawks Cowboys Its never good when your kicker goes out at the end of the first half. Seahawks had to drastically alter their game plan when Janikowski got injured and it ended their season.
Chargers 12-4 @ Ravens 10-6: Chargers The Ravens gave it their best but the Chargers were too much. Michael Badgley scored almost as many points for the Chargers as the whole Ravens team.
Eagles 9-7 @ Bears 12-4: Eagles Dont ever count Nick Foles out. Looks like Philadelphia has a new “Mr. Playoffs!” Yeah, they got some help from the old double-doink, but sometimes thats how it goes.
We have an exciting week coming up. The Chargers are the only team left who hasnt won the Super Bowl. I think they are primed to make a run.
Colts (11-6) @ Chiefs (12-4): Chiefs The Colts, well, I just dont know what to think. A few weeks ago this would have been an easy pick but now I dont know. Im rooting for Andy Reed this season so Im going to have to go with the stats.
Cowboys (11-6) @ Rams (13-3): Rams I wasnt impressed with the Cowboys win over the Seahawks. I think this well rested Rams team is going to roll over the Cowboys and never look back.
Chargers (13-4) @ Patriots (11-5): Chargers Normally I dont pick against the Patriots in the playoffs (or ever for that matter) but this year feels different. Its hard for me to picture an AFC championship without the Chargers. Hell, this may be Rivers year for a ring.
Eagles (10-7) @ Saints (13-3): Eagles Yes, Im picking the number 6 seed to beat the number 1 seed, and arguably best team in the league.
Colts 10-6 @ Texans 11-5: Texans The Colts have made a magnificent December run to get to the playoffs this year. Thats going to end in January.
Seahawks 10-6 @ Cowboys 10-6: Seahawks The Seahawks have the experience. I feel like the Cowboys got lucky this year.
Chargers 12-4 @ Ravens 10-6: Chargers The fact that the Chargers have to play this game on the road is the biggest flaw with the NFLs playoff structure. They are going to go to Baltimore and destroy the ravens.
Eagles 9-7 @ Bears 12-4: Eagles I hate to pick against a team that is 12-4 going into the playoffs. But, if last year taught me anything, picking against the Nick Foles lead Eagles isnt going to work out.
AFC East: Patriots (11-5) The rest of the East fell apart at the end of the season. Hell, the Pats only went 2-2 in the last 4. But they clinched a first round bye.
AFC North: BengalsSteelers Ravens (10-6) The Ravens snuck past the Steelers by a half game, extending their season for another week. And that will be all for them.
AFC South: Texans (11-5) A bit of a cool down the last 4 weeks for the Texans. I have to think it was a bit of a senior slump. With not much to play for and the teams they were playing scratching for the last playoff spot.
AFC West: Chiefs (12-4) The Chiefs and Chargers are the 2 best teams in the AFC. They will likely face each other and I think the winner takes the Lombardy Trophy this year.
AFC Wildcard: Chargers (12-4), Ravens Colts (10-6) In a long shot, the Colts win 4 straight to steal the last playoff spot.
NFC East: Redskins Cowboys (10-6) Im not sure how this division is sending 2 teams to the playoffs.
NFC North: Bears (12-4) The Bears are on fire, winning 4 straight. The rest of the north is a big turd.
NFC South: Saints (13-3) The Saints could have been 14-2 if they had shown up last week. I think the most interesting thing about this division is the Panthers and Falcons at 7-9. What happened?!?!?!
NFC West: Rams (13-3) The Seahawks are by far the best 2nd place team in the NFC. Second best doesnt get you home field or first round by. The Rams get that.
NFC Wildcard: Panthers Seahawks (10-6), Vikings Eagles (9-7) The Eagles are the worst team in the playoffs this year. But, They just might ruin everything for everyone else. Nick Foles for president?