But now that we have entered the playoffs, we thought we would comment on the four games this weekend. All four are rematches of games played eariler in the season, or in two cases the third meeting between division foes.
N.Y. Jets at New England: The 14-2 Patriots have had two weeks to rest up for this game. Does that make them rusty or ready? The Jets have spent the week talking shit. The good and the bad thing about talking shit is, if you can back it up, then great. We think that Tom Brady will feed the Jets a nice piece of humble pie. The last time these two teams played it wasn’t close. It will be closer this time, but the Patriots are just a better team.
Green Bay at Atlanta: The 13-3 Atlanta Falcons get a rematch with Aaron Rogers and the Packers whom they beat just a few weeks ago. That game was very competitive and went down to the wire. We actually like the Packers in this one. Even though Matt Ryan is playing great at home, the are traditionally not great in the playoffs. Green Bay has some momentum.
Seattle at Chicago: Seattle won the first meeting, and is coming off a very emotional win against the Saints. The big question is did they blow all of their wad last weekend or do they have more in the tank for da Bears.? Chicago is a much different team then the one that fell to Seattle earlier in the season. Jay Cutler has been more careful with the ball, their running game is picking up, and that defense is starting to gel. Sorry Seahawk fans, but we think the Bears pick this one up.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh: These games are always a bloodbath. Last game, Big Ben left the arena with a broken nose..and a win. Baltimore dismantled the Chiefs last weekend and gained some much-needed momentum coming into this game. If the Ravens can force the turnovers and jump out to a lead, they might just be safe in this game. But Pittsburgh is always a tough draw. These teams split the season series, each winning on each others field. So home field advantage means little to these teams. If the Steelers can give Big Ben some time in the pocket, it could be a long day for the Ravens. Hard not to go with the Steelers in this one, but it could be a toss-up.