A total of five non-playoff teams from a year ago are in this year. This is awesome for sports with the vast turn around. Some teams needed the last day to clinch a spot, Green Bay, Seattle, and Indianapolis, while others were secured including New England, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, while others needed to decide their final position, New York Jets, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. The first round of the playoffs have some intriguing match-ups. Saturday: 1) New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks - the defending champions should be able to take their game on the road and beat the Seahawks who entered the playoffs with a losing record. The Saints win an then travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons 2) New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts - The Colts are a team that can put up points while the Jets defense is one of the best in football. I would never count Peyton Manning out and I see the Colts winning this game and then going on to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. 3) Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs - I hope the Chiefs can win this game but Ray Lewis and Ed Reed may have something to say about that. If the Chiefs do win they will travel to New England to face the Patriots and I think this would be an easier game for the Patriots. 4) Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles - I think the Eagles take care of business and win this one. Although Aaron Rodgers is a good quarterback, the Packers have no running game and the Eagles have too many weapons. The Eagles will then travel to Chicago to take on the Bears.
WOW my predictions were horrible!! The Seattle Seahawks knocked the defending champion Saints out of the playoffs and now travel to Chicago to take on the Bears. The Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles and now travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons. In the AFC the New York Jets kicked a last second field goal to knock out Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts and now travel to New England to take on the Patriots. The Baltimore Ravens beat the Kansas City Chiefs and now travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. This weekend has some intriguing matchups and should be a great weekend of football.
NFL POST SEASON WEEK #1 Preview and Predictions
Posted on: January 3, 2011 9:27 am
Edited on: January 9, 2011 8:56 pm