Friday, January 11, 2019
Wild Card Record (3-1)
NFL Divisional Round Playoff Predictions
Philadelphia Eagles Vs New Orleans Saints
Well damn who woulda thought Nick Foles would be back at quarterback for the Eagles and winning the big games just like he did last year?! We’ll see if he can keep this up because the Saints will be a tough test! The Saints were one of the most dominant teams in the NFL and that’s because they are a complete team from top to bottom. Drew Brees has had an MVP type season and continues to show why he is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time because he is still playing at a high level. He does have some help in the backfield with the duel threat running backs, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. They compliment each other well and are difficult for any team to contain. Brees has found another weapon in Michael Thomas at wide receiver which has really opened up this offense. The Eagles are coming in with some strong momentum and that should help make this a much more interesting matchup than when they played in the regular season, but I don’t think they have nearly enough fire power to keep up with the Saints on offense or defense. The Eagles are too beat up at this point and the Nick Foles magic will eventually wear off. If you take a look at how he played last week against the Bears he wasn’t that impressive until the fourth quarter, and hey it helped get them on to the next round, but they’re facing a team that will take advantage of that weakness and make them pay. The Saints are too good of a team for me to sleep on in this matchup.
Saints over Eagles 31-17
Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams
The Rams were one of the top teams on offense this season and they dominated most of the regular season, but cooled off in the month of December. It didn’t help that their running back Todd Gurley has been injured because it’s obvious that the offense runs through him. If he isn’t playing well this offense doesn’t play well and it becomes easy to expose Jared Goff because he cannot carry the load if it’s all on him. The Cowboys are coming into the Playoffs riding a huge wave of momentum. This looks to be a good matchup for the Cowboys because the Rams defense is not good at stopping the run which means Ezekiel Elliott is going to have another big day! Zeke has proven he is one of the toughest backs in the league and is difficult for any defense to contain because he is a threat in the passing game as well. The Cowboys defense has their hands full with the Rams offense, but they have been tested plenty of times throughout the season so they should be able to handle what they’ve got coming at them. I think the edge in this matchup will be the Cowboys defense. The defense plays with confidence and they bounce back even after they make a mistake. The front seven is going to be able to contain Gurley and force Goff under pressure and the Cowboys will be headed to the NFC Championship!
Cowboys over Rams 21-20
Indianapolis Colts Vs Kansas City Chiefs
One of my favorite things about the Playoffs is that the fraudulent teams get exposed quick and my other favorite thing is the history of chokers who can’t ever do anything besides choke! I believe I will have both of my favorite things in this matchup! From the start of the season everybody has been on the Chiefs hypetrain because of their high powered offense and Patrick Mahomes, but I have yet to buy into any of this and the reason why is because the Chiefs have done this before. As a matter of fact they have done it so many times before that I literally can’t even count! The Chiefs have historically been that team to dominate the regular season and then come Playoff time lay a big fat egg in the first matchup. I think we will see this same scenario play out again this weekend. The Colts are coming in with some great momentum and playing some really good football. Andrew Luck is on fire and this defense can straight up dominate. The Chiefs defense is one of the worst in the league so I have a feeling T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck will be lighting them up, which will put the pressure on Mahomes and the offense to keep up. The Colts defense is what gives them the edge in this matchup because I believe they will come up with the big stops in the end and come out of Kansas City with a win.
Colts over Chiefs 28-17
Los Angeles Chargers Vs New England Patriots
It’s Playoff time and they’re back again! The mother fucking Patriots are back for more Vince Lombardi Trophies because they don’t seem to have enough! This is the time of year the Patriots always play their best so get ready Chargers I hope you’re ready for it. The Chargers have had a great season, especially on the road, and overall I feel like the Chargers are the better team, but this is still the Patriots. The Chargers defense is absolutely good enough to keep Tom Brady in check, but the question is will they actually step it up and keep him on his ass for the entire game? Or will the Patriots do what they always do and score when they need to? The Chargers offense is one of the best in the league in the passing game and on the ground, but over the years the Chargers have proven to choke when it matters the most and the Patriots do the exact opposite. So until I see some proof that the Chargers can actually win the big game I will have no faith in them.
Patriots over Chargers 28-24
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Semi-Finals Record (1-1)
National Championship Prediction
Clemson Vs Alabama
Well here we are again with the same two teams in the National Championship for the fourth year in a row! I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m sick of this shit! I’m so over this matchup that I almost considered not even making a blog post about it because it seems like a waste of my time, but here I am because I may as well finish what I started. Alabama continues to prove that they are unbeatable this season. They are head and shoulders above every opponent they have faced this season and it will be no different in this matchup. Clemson’s defense is great and it should be able to keep up with Alabama for some of the game, but as it gets deeper into the game around the third or fourth quarter I expect them to fade fast. Alabama’s offense is electric and can score quick. As usual the Alabama defense is solid too and I expect them to keep Clemson’s offense in check and make it very difficult for them to score any points and keep up with Alabama offensively. I don’t see this being much of a game and I already can’t wait for it to be over! I really hope next year we have a different matchup come Playoff time and I don’t care who it is as long it isn’t either one of these teams!
Alabama over Clemson 45-28
Friday, January 4, 2019
NFL Wild Card Playoff Predictions
Seattle Seahawks Vs Dallas Cowboys
The both of these teams have had similar paths to the Playoffs. They started out shaky and have lost some tight games but, have finally found an identity at the right time of the year! The Cowboys defense has been one of the best in the league led by DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith, and the rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. It has been extremely difficult for any offense that they have faced to get around any one of those guys. The defense has really carried the Cowboys throughout the season, even though they also have a stout offense ever since the trade for Amari Cooper. The trade for Cooper has opened up this offense and taken it to another level. The Seahawks are pretty much all Russell Wilson at this point and there is nothing wrong with that, but at some point it will cost you games because one player can’t win it all. The “Legion of Boom” is over and this Seahawks defense looks like a shell of themselves. Don’t get me wrong they have had their moments and can hold their own, but overall this defense lacks that swagger and confidence that we’ve grown used to over the years. I have a feeling this game is going to be a battle in the trenches and whichever team is able to overpower the other one on the line is going to get this win. The Cowboys have the leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott and he is the perfect running back for this type of matchup. If Zeke can dominate in this game like I believe he can the Cowboys should come out on top.
Cowboys over Seahawks 28-24
Philadelphia Eagles Vs Chicago Bears
With the way the Eagles have played this season I am really surprised they were able to back their way into the Playoffs, but here they are! Led by Nick Foles yet again because Carson Wentz is injured…again! I know the Philly fans are hoping for some more Foles magic, but I don’t think that is going to happen this year! The Eagles are not a good team at all. The ground game is non-existent, the passing game has not been consistent, and the defense is weak. The Bears on the other hand are a strong team with a killer defense and I think they are going to give Nick Foles hell! If that dude was hurting last week, I don’t know how he’s going to feel after he faces the Bears defense! Khalil Mack has made all the difference for this team and was obviously the last piece they needed to complete this defense. The offense is not flashy, but they are solid and can get the job done. I don’t think this is going to be much of a game because I don’t anticipate the Eagles are going to actually have a chance in this one!
Bears over Eagles 27-7
Los Angeles Chargers Vs Baltimore Ravens
I smell a revenge game coming in this matchup! In the regular season the Chargers were embarrassed in their own stadium when they got kicked to the curb by the Ravens. This time around I think it will be a much different result. The last time they played seemed like the typical trap game for the Chargers, and they fell for it and now have learned from it. The Chargers offense has been tops in the league and Philip Rivers has been having a career year. Melvin Gordon is a huge part as to why this Chargers offense works so well because not only can he take you head on up the middle and break for day light, but he is also a weapon in the passing game and can open things up for everyone else on the offense. The Ravens defense has been tops in the league and is the main reason why they were able to get into the Playoffs. On offense Lamar Jackson looks like he has potential to become a good quarterback in the future, but I have a feeling this game will be one he remembers forever, and not for good reasons. The Chargers defense has also been one of the best in the league and I believe they will keep Lamar Jackson in check all day. The Ravens don’t have any other offensive weapons to fall back on to pick them up, so this will not be a pretty game.
Chargers over Ravens 35-10
Indianapolis Colts Vs Houston Texans
I think the Houston Texans are the most fraudulent team to make the Playoffs! They do have some really good players like J.J. Watt, DeShaun Watson, and DeAndre Hopkins, but last time I checked teams won football games, not individuals. Overall as a team the Texans are mediocre and soft. The offensive line is garbage, they have absolutely no ground game besides the quarterback, and the only time the defense looks dominant is when they play subpar teams. The Colts on the other hand are a very strong team who seem to have finally found their identity as the season has moved along. Now that Andrew Luck finally has a good offensive line he has plenty of time to get the ball to one of his many offensive weapons. T.Y. Hilton is probably one of the most underrated receivers in the league because he is consistent game in and game out, and has been ever since he was drafted. The Colts defense has been the biggest surprise thus far and while they will have their hands full against the Texans I believe they will be able to lock down the Texans offensively and make sure that their defense is stuck on the field getting lit up by Luck and the Colts offense.
Colts over Texans 24-13
Friday, December 28, 2018
Oklahoma Vs Alabama
Over the years it’s been amusing anytime Oklahoma gets a Bowl game that matters like this one because they always blow it in some hilarious fashion! Now I understand those were Bob Stoops teams, so his bad juju may be removed, but that has yet to be determined. Unfortunately for Oklahoma their first matchup in the College Football Playoff is Alabama and they are better than they have ever been. That statement is not an exaggeration, it’s a fact because this team finally has a solid starting quarterback. Usually Alabama has some kind of weakness, but this year’s squad is stacked from offense, to defense, and special teams. Tua Tagovailoa has carried this offense and even though he has battled through injuries his backup is more than qualified to take this squad over and be just as effective. Oklahoma in my opinion is lucky to even be here because they were a fairly mediocre team. While yes they have the Heisman Trophy winner, I don’t believe Alabama’s defense even gives a shit about that and will probably make that decision look like a stupid one in the end. If you can’t already see which way my opinion sways on this matchup I’ll clear it up for ya…Alabama all the way in this one!
Alabama over Oklahoma 48-31
Notre Dame Vs Clemson
I feel like this matchup is going to be the exact opposite of the Alabama vs Oklahoma matchup. Notre Dame has been a solid team from start to finish, but for some reason the majority of the analysts are overlooking that and don’t think they really even belong in the Playoff. I feel it’s mostly because a lot of people have this high scoring fantasy football mindset that they forget how real football is actually played and what I like about Notre Dame is they play real football. The defense can get the big stops when they need them and the offense knows how to make the big plays when under pressure. This year’s Clemson Tigers are very different from the past couple of seasons because they dominate on the defensive side of the ball as opposed to the high scoring offenses they have had before. With that in mind I think this will end up being a close defensive matchup that will be won on some type of fluke play like a blocked kick or turnover for points. I believe Notre Dame has been put to the test throughout the season and had to play tougher opponents and been placed in some situations they have had to climb out of to get the win, where-as Clemson has pretty much kicked the asses of every one of their opponents thus far and Notre Dame is probably the best team they have faced up until this point in the season. Overall I believe Notre Dame is the better team in this matchup and I think they will come out on top in a close battle.
Notre Dame over Clemson 24-21
Monday, October 22, 2018
Division Series Record (3-1)
Championship Series Record (1-1)
World Series Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have pretty much dominated this entire season from start to finish, so it’s no surprise they made it to the World Series. They have made the path to the World Series look easy against really good teams! There was never a question they were going to win their division because they were head and shoulders above every other team in the AL East. Once the playoffs began they really have had no mercy. It started when they beat up the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS and then gave that same ass whooping to the Astros in the ALCS. It looks like the Dodgers are next in line because the Dodgers are not even half the team that the Red Sox are. The Dodgers have a solid starting lineup, but the Red Sox starting pitching is much more reliable. Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the league, but beyond him the rest of the pitching staff is suspect. The Red Sox have a lot more depth in their bullpen and have a solid closer in Kimbrel. The Dodgers have been known to score quite a bit, but the Red Sox are known to score more. On defense I’ll take the Red Sox any day over the Dodgers, or anybody in the league this season. Basically, I don’t think the Dodgers really even have a chance. This should be another domination to cap off what has been an absolutely dominant season from the Red Sox.
Red Sox over Dodgers in 5 games
MVP: Mookie Betts