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?
In this thriller from Netflix, Sandra Bullock plays Malorie, a survivor of an apocalyptic event must protect her two children on a trip down a river while blindfolded.
The movie sets the stage with rules that govern the universe it creates. Anyone who “sees” the invisible creatures will become suicidal and immediately try to kill themselves. Also, there are crazies who have essentially become advocates for the end of the world and go around trying to force people to look at the creatures.
The story shows the “present” timeline, but also shows much of the background when the shit hit the fan and everyone was trying to figure out what was happening.
There is so much to love about the movie and so little to find fault in. The cast is great: Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes are particularly wonderful. John Malkovich is also superb as always as the character you really despise despite his bitter honesty.
There are a lot of comparisons to A Quiet Place due to its post-apocalyptic setting and the sensory plot element (visual and auditory). I think Bird Box ends up winning the trophy for all around better movie. It’s much more satisfying and intelligent. The characters in Bird Box did logical things and it felt much more realistic. The monsters in A Quiet Place were a little too visible, making them less menacing.
If you like post-apocalyptic and moody thrillers with intelligent characters, you should check this one out.
The Saints took the week off which allowed the Rams to join them at #1. The Steelers are the best team not going to the playoffs. Without Mariota in at QB the Titans took the biggest fall. The Cardinals solidified their position in last place with a last second loss to the Seahawks.
This is arguably the best Christmas movie. It’s heart-warming, hilarious, and is just as relevant today, even though the movie is set in the early 1940s and came out in the early 80s.
Join Ralphie Parker on his misadventures at Christmas time. All he wants for Christmas is a BB gun, but everyone thinks it’s too dangerous for him.
Among the many enjoyable moments, you have Ralphie’s dad receiving a “major award” – the lady leg lamp, Ralphie dropping the F-bomb, Ralphie decoding a secret message on a radio program, and Ralphie going apeshit on a bully.
I think the best part of it is Peter Billingsley as Ralphie. This kid played the shit out of the role and nailed every nuance of the character. He was serious and straight for the important bits and then broke out the cheeseball stuff for his various daydream sequences.
When the credits finally roll, you are left with blissful satisfaction. And then you watch it again on the TBS marathon. “Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra”
The Steelers loss to the Saints may just be a sign that they are not ready for the playoffs this year. They had the biggest drop and are going to have to have some help next week to to keep the season going. The Seahawks on the other hand just might be the team to play spoiler this post season.