This week poses some great matchups that pit divisional foes against each other for the third time this year. Let's start with the AFC.
1) NEW ENGLAND Patriots vs. NEW YORK Jets: This game will be a heated affair between two teams that dislike each other. One is quiet and business like and one is load and obnoxious. Belichick vs Ryan. Ryan has called out Tom Brady and Coach Belichick on numerous occasions and is at it again. The first meeting of these teams saw the Jets come out on top 28-14 in New York and the second game the Patriots won 45-3 in Foxboro. This game I see as being alot closer than the last one, but Brady and the boys will win 28-21 and go on to face....
2) PITTSBURGH Steelers vs. BALTIMORE Ravens: These two teams down right hate each other. This is one is the rubber match of two divisional foes. Both visiting teams won in each of the last meetings. In this one, if Ed Reed and the Ravens secondary can stop Mike Wallace this game will be a victory for the Ravens. If Ray Rice can be a dual threat again this week the Steelers could be in for a long day. I see this as a close game 16-13 Ravens.
1) ATLANTA Falcons vs. GREEN BAY Packers: It seems that the Packers have found a running game to accompany Aaron Rogers and the passing game. Matt Ryan and the Falcons have been playing very good football this season and have earned the right to host a playoff game. If the Packers keep the running game up and their defense comes to play and can get pressure on Ryan the Packers can win. I see a 24-21 Packers victory and they will play...
2) CHICAGO Bears vs. SEATTLE Seahawks: This game is intriguing for many reasons. The Seahawks aren't supposed to be here, they weren't supposed to make playoffs, they weren't supposed to beat the New Orleans Saints, but they did. Their offense has been pretty ok recently with Marshawn Lynch and Matt Hasselback leading the way. Their return game is good with Leon Washington capable of breaking games open. This game comes down to two things, 1) the Bears defense, if they play great and shut the Seahawks down, they win and 2) Jay Cutler, if he is erratic and turns the ball over they lose. In the end I see the Bears moving on with a 28-14 win.
OK this week was terrible for my predictions in the AFC, but I nailed the NFC. First my Patriots lost to the much hated New York Jets (curses) and the Pittsburgh Steelers came from a bunch down to beat the Ravens. This makes for an interesting matchup this week in the AFC. In the NFC the Packers were just too much for the Atlanta Falcons and the Chicago Bears beat up on the Seahawks. This week it will be interesting as two NFC North division rivals face off for the third time this season. It will be the rubber match for this season's version of this rivalry.
NFL POST SEASON WEEK #2 Preview and Predictions
Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:57 am
Edited on: January 21, 2011 11:24 am