Friday, January 11, 2019
NFL Divisional Round Playoff Predictions
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