Friday, January 13, 2012

NFL - Divisional Playoffs Preview

For all it's worth, they might as well call this "Tebow Weekend" rather than Divisional Playoff Weekend around the NFL.
The game getting all the publicity is the Denver Broncos at the New England Patriots on Saturday night in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
It should be a good game, if you are a Patriots fan.
The Broncos will show up and their quarterback, Tim Tebow will do his thing and in the end the Patriots will emerge from this game with a resounding victory once again.
Just last month (IN DENVER) the Pats crushed the Broncos, 41-23 as New England QB Tom  Brady shined in the win.
Of course, the Broncos and their genius Head Coach John Fox have had a month to prepare for this rematch with the Patriots.
The fact that Denver even made the playoffs was nothing short of a miracle in the 2011 NFL season, so what makes people think they can go into New England and BEAT the Patriots in the playoffs?
Tebow Time!

 Not this time.

Final score - New England 38, Denver 17

Oh yeah, there are some other playoff games taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

Let's see... the New Orleans Saints, led by record setting quarterback Drew Brees, travel to take on the San Francisco 49ers, another team that has risen from the ashes this season.
Take the Saints!

Final score - New Orleans 31, San Francisco 17

The Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans on Sunday and will Ravens QB Joe Flacco deliver against the rugged Houston defense?
How about Texans reserve QB T.J. Yates being able to deliver against Ray Lewis and company?
This should be a good game, even though nobody outside of Houston and Baltimore is paying any attention at all to this game.
Expect a defensive struggle as the Ravens win in a squeaker.

Final score - Baltimore 23, Houston 17

The Green Bay Packers playing in Lambeau Field in mid-January with QB Aaron Rodgers leading the way against the upstart New York Giants, a team that lost (AT HOME) to Rex Grossman and the Washington Redskins just one month ago.
Now people are actually taking the Giants against the Pack in Green Bay?
Are you kidding me?
Fast fact football fans ... the Packers demolished the Giants in a MUST WIN game for both teams last season in Lambeau Field.
What's that you say? The Packers narrowly defeated the Giants just six weeks ago (38-35) in NewYork?
Big deal!
This is the playoffs and AARON RODGERS and company will not (REPEAT...  WILL NOT) be denied against the Giants, led by the legendary Eli Manning.
A side note is the Packers Offensive Coordinator, Joe Philbin, is mourning the accidental death of his son Michael this past week and that may be a factor for the Pack. However, this is a resilient team and they will emerge from the game with a win... a BIG win!

Final score - Green Bay 35, New York 21

Last Week's Record: 1-3

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