As a warning I have a terrible track record at this, I should stick to predicting economics and government action where I have a far better track record. Who knows though, may be this year I will pull it off. In any event based on my tack record in picking football games, if you are a betting man, I would not use my predictions if you value your money! You have been warned.
Oh if you don’t like football or think it is pointless or whatever, no bitching about this post, just ignore it. LOL
Okay first round next week
- Chargers vs. Bengals – I say the chargers are tiger fodder they almost got their butts handed to them by a bunch of second and third tier players from Kansas City. Bengals win solid. As a Steelers fan this is hard for me to say but the Bengals are playing some of the best football they ever have, takes me back to the days of Boomer Esiason when they made the playoffs frequently in the 80s and even took two trips to the big game, only to run into the juggernaut of the 49ers 80s football dynasty. While I am picking them here, I say next round they run into the Broncos and will spend the rest of their season watching the playoffs on TV.
- Chiefs vs. Colts – The Chiefs are playing great football and in most divisions would be division champs at 11-5. They are a wild card only due to the amazing season Manning and the Broncos are having. They just smacked around a really good Chargers team with second and third tier players in a game that didn’t mean anything. Unless Andy Reid does something stupid (and sadly it happens a lot, just ask an Eagles fan) the Chiefs should win this one solid, the Colts have been winning in spite of themselves, that generally doesn’t carry over into the playoffs well.
- Saints vs. Eagles – I will be jaded a bit in this one because many don’t know this but I am also an Eagles fan, Steelers first and Eagles second. My son is a huge Eagles fan as well. But I am picking the Birds over the Saints here. The Eagles are really finding their offensive grove and a great offense is getting even better. Dallas had some success against them last night but what you saw was the Dallas Defense ready to physically collapse by the end of the game. New Orleans has a great offense and is pretty good on defense with the 13th highest ranked defense in the league. But the hard charging Eagles offense has just been wearing defenses down. Playoff games generally go down to the 4th quarter and are a battle of endurance. I see the Eagles and Saints as a very even battle but think in the end, endurance will give the Eagles the edge.
- Packers vs. 49’ers – My weakness here is the opposite of the Eagles game, the fact is this is the game I care the least about in regard to individual teams. I haven’t cared what the niners have done since Montana became a Chief. As for the Bears, well I just don’t really pay attention to them at all. Thing is both teams played really hard and tough games this week and were impressive. The Bears and Packers game must have been one hell of a game if you are a fan of either team. Hell I enjoyed it and I don’t even care about either team. I am going with the 49’ers though, I think they have an offense that will pick apart the Packers D, which was exceptional yesterday.
Last year I think I got one right in the first round, we will see how it works out this year. Now back to vacation.