wildcard weekend playoff predictions.
Let get busy getting back to .500
Saturday Playoff Games
#6 Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at #1 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) at 3:35 PM on NBC
Mahomes will be in his first playoff game, Luck his eighth. What will also in the back of KC's minds are being sick and tired of hearing about what happened the last time they faced the Colts in the playoffs.
The Chiefs built a huge 28 point lead in that January 4, 2014 game lead, only to fall to Indy 45-44 after Luck and crew executed the second largest comeback from a playoff deficit in NFL history.
With the weather condition I don't think you'll see 99 points scored in this game.
The Colts are on a roll, the Chiefs have been one of the best teams in the AFC all season. They are well rested and ready to defend their snowy turf.
The Chiefs to end Indy's season and advance to the AFC title game
#4 Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at #2 Los Angeles Rams (13-3)at 7:15 PM CST on FOX
frequently bumped heads in the playoffs .
The Cowboys won their first playoff game in four years when they eliminated the Seahawks at Jerry World, but now they have to head to the Left Coast to play the Rams in this divisional round game in
While the Rams and Cowboys, this is the first time they have done so in Los Angeles since 1985 when I gleefully watched Eric Dickerson run over around and through them for 248 yards in a Rams blowout divisional round win. In fact, the last time the Cowboys won a road playoff game was in 1993 up I-5 in San Francisco.
While the Cowboys have shown a propensity for shutting down high powered offenses this season, they have also had a problem scoring in the red zone.
That will bite them in the behind today.. Rams to advance to the NFC championship.
Sunday Playoff Games
#4 Los Angeles Chargers(13-4) at #2 New England Patriots (11-5) at 12:05 PM CST on CBS
It'll be a clash between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers, and the Chargers have been one of the best teams in the league all season. New England hasn't been their usual dominant self , but it may finally catch up to them in this game.
It's hard to pick against Brady and Belichick in Gillette Stadium, and the fact that Philip Rivers has never bested Brady in the playoffs. That streak has to end sometime, and I'm listening to my instincts like I failed to do last weekend and going for the upset.
The Chargers to move on to the AFC title game
#6 Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) vs #1 New Orleans Saints (13-3) at 3:40 PM CST on FOX
It's the only one of the four divisional round games that is a regular season rematch and being played indoors
The Saints spanked that behind 48-7 back in Week 11, and the Eagles since then have been in desperation playoff mode for several weeks now. They have had to scratch and claw and get lucky breaks at times just to get into the playoffs and have the opportunity to defend their crown.
Nick Foles' playoff magic gets a voodoo curse placed on it called the Saints defense
The Saints go marching into the NFC Championship game after winning what won't be a blowout.