Saturday, January 4, 2014

NFL Wildcard Weekend Open Thread

Two great weekends of NFL football back-to-back starting this afternoon. Wildcard weekend followed by division playoff weekend next Saturday and Sunday when unfortunately we will be out of pocket and at sea for trials.

So who do we like? In order of game starts:

Take the Colts at home giving 1-1/2 points against the Kansas City Chiefs. The progression of quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts team will take its next step this afternoon.

Later this evening, we like the Eagles giving 3 points at home to the visiting Saints. The cold won’t effect “Shady” McCoy from going off against that porous Saints run defense. Don’t like Dome teams in these sort of extreme weather elements.

Tomorrow’s games:

We like the Chargers getting 7 points on the road against Cincy. Look for a steady diet of running backs Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead and Philip Rivers’ short passing game to keep the Cincy offense off the field. Ball control won them the most impressive road victory of the NFL season in November against the Broncos and it will prevail again against the Bengals.

Sunday afternoon, take the Niners giving 3 points at Green Bay. Weather folks are calling for blustery conditions with temps that could plunge as low as 25 below. Though a west coast club, Niners are built to handle these conditions. Similar to the San Diego/Cincy game, look for the Niners ground game to chew clock and wear down the Green Bay run defense and for the Niner's defense to be running down hill all game long frustrating Aaron Rodgers and the Packer offense..

Good luck, everybody!

1 comment:

B-Daddy said...

You were right about Andrew Luck, but you would have lost against the spread. I thought that the Eagles were going to beat the Saints as well. Mark Ingram is a great asset for New Orleans.