NFL Football Playoffs 2011
This is a big weekend for NFL playoffs football. Two games on Saturday and two on Sunday. On Saturday we are picking the Jets to beat the Colts, and the New Orleans Saints to beat the Seahawks. On Sunday we are picking the Chiefs to beat the Ravens and the Packers to beat the Eagles.
Alright, let’s break them down. Now bear in mind I am no expert, I am just using common sense and the information I gathered while watching the games all season. Of course, we don’t know for sure, so that’s why the games played by the Monday morning quarterbacks and the experts are different from the games played on Sundays, and in the case of the playoffs, Saturday and Sunday.
Why will the Saints beat the Seahawks? Let me say, I understand that they are just a shell of their super bowl run last year, but they have a great quarterback. History is not on their side because most time the last Super bowl winner does not even make the playoffs the following year. Having said that, they have been to the Promised Land and while they will not get back there this year, they will do enough to beat the Seahawks who really have not beaten anyone significant. Drew Brees is going to have an air show and they will win 28 to 13.
The Colts against the Jets is more than Peyton against Sanchez. Peyton Manning is great, but he is fading. Peyton is very calculated, cautious, and experienced while Sanchez is inexperienced and hasty at times. He is also dealing with the shoulder injury. Nonetheless, he is the new kid on the block and he does not have as much at stake as Peyton, so he can afford to relax and play loose. Then he has several weapons who can run and catch and power their way to the end zone. I think the Jets know what time it is and they are awake and they believe when nobody else does. That’s how you win in a game of football and in the game of life.
The Ravens are good but have gotten to the playoffs because the other teams they played abandoned their game plan. The Chiefs will be the underdogs, but their methodical ways of playing the game and reading the defense will give them the victory.
The Packers against Eagles is one playoff game I will watch with mixed feelings. As a NY Giants fan, if they had just beaten these two teams when they had the opportunity, New York would be building the floats for another parade. Nonetheless, it’s no use crying over spilt milk. I think the NY Giants created the blueprint for the Green Bay Packers to beat the Eagles. It is safe to say that the marriage of Vick and the Eagles’ fan base is all but over. There ought to be an investigation into their win over the Giants. Packers over the Eagles 33 to 7.
Feel free to share your thoughts on the NFL playoffs which begin this weekend. By the way, is your team still playing or they are just like you- watching from home or a sports bar.
Have a great weekend football fans.