Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh
It’s the game of the week, sorry Rex. This is the game everyone’s looking forward to, why? Because it’s real, American tough guy football. The combined score of these two won’t equal 20, at least not in my scenario. This game’s a toss-up, but I’m leaning toward the Ravens. They’re hungrier than the Steelers. Their core group is getting old and this looks like it’s going to be the last year for a run, and they know it. Ray Lewis is 35, Ed Reed is 32, Todd Heap’s 30 and their receiving core is an average age of 31. Now is the time for the Ravens, and that’s why they win, 13-6.
New York vs. New England
Oh would you shut up already and no I’m not talking about the Steelers and Ravens, I’m talking to you Rex. As a player you love Rex Ryan, as anyone else, you want to shove another hoagie in there and tell him to go smell a foot. Everything’s personal to this guy, and of course it’s personal you idiot, you’re the head coach. The last time your team played the Patriots you lost by 42, so it’s understandable why you would be a little riled up, however, a similar fate is likely to be bestowed upon you and your Jets. The Patriots aren’t going to go away easy after all the chirping going on between these two teams. That’s why New England advances, 30-13.
Seattle vs. Chicago
Can Seattle catch lightening in a bottle twice, or even get to .500? Doubtful, though it’d be a great story. Sure, Seattle has playoff experience; they were in the Super Bowl back in the ’05 season, with the seemingly unaging Matt Hasselbeck, so we can’t count them out. But as we all know, Chicago should win this game, just as the defending Super Bowl Champs should have last week, but hey, it’s football and that’s why we love it. Chicago has been pretty consistent all season, though they did have that loss to the Seahawks back in October, but this is January. The Windy City takes it 23-13.
Green Bay vs. Atlanta
Were the Packers that good last week or were the Eagles that bad? That end zone INT Vick threw looked more like a McNabb move than Vick, but either way, the Pack don’t stand a chance in this game. I know, I know, they’re the hot pick right now, everyone’s on their junk, but there’s a reason the Falcons are the number one seed. They only have three losses all season: Steelers, Saints, and Eagles. I don’t see anyone else coming out of the NFC other than Atlanta. They win easy, 21-9.