some NFL thoughts regarding the playoffs
Posted on: November 12, 2008 2:57 pm
Don't count out either the Patriots or the Colts and don't be so quick to hop onto the Jets bandwagon. Don't forget those Patriots already beat the Jets in New York. Thomas Jones may be putting up great numbers but hes still an average back. He's no Adrian Peterson by any means. Leon Washington could even outplay him. As for those Colts, having Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison makes your team a threat. Throw in Dallas Clark and Anthony Gonzalez an you have a real team. Peyton Manning is your QB? Look out! Don't forget the Dolphins because they have a shot at the playoffs too! As for the Arizona Cardinals they won't do much. Kurt Warner has a great receiving corps with Anquan Boldin Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston and now that Tim Hightower has replaced Edgerrin James their RB situation is improved but they don't have the "it" factor to carry them in the playoffs. They almost lost to the 49ers at home too! If San Francisco runs Frank Gore at the end, they win. The Giants are the team to beat now that they've toppled NFC foes the Eagles Redskins and Cowboys already. The Titans continue to impress but will likely lose to the Jaguars. The Lions could go winless this year! The Chargers will miss the playoffs. No playmakers. Vincent Jackson is their top player right now and he is no Randy Moss or Terrell Owens nor does he have a good sidekick like Brandon Marshall has in young Eddie Royal who has suprised many. The Patriots should win their division despite being guided by Matt Cassel and losing players like Tom Brady to injury. Well all thats left is to say the Packers are in a tough spot. Aaron Rodgers is trying and Greg Jennings Donald Driver and Ryan Grant are trying to carry the load, but the Green Bay men don't look like they're gonna get it done this time. Give the nod in that division to Kyle Orton Devin Hester and the Bears. Good luck to all. Enjoy the rest of the season!