Week 2 Playoff Predictions (let the bashing begin)
I sat on the sidelines last week, still licking my wounds for being a Colts fan. I haven’t felt this uncertain about my team since I was back in High School and Captain Comeback (aka Jim Harbaugh) was our quarterback. I wasn’t a fan of the coach then (Jim Mora aka Playoffs?) and I’m not a fan of the coach now (Jim Caldwell)…hmmm maybe I just don’t like Jim’s?
Okay, so here are my predictions and my reasons:
Saints & 49ers: This is going to be the game of the weekend. These two teams which are the yin to each other’s yang when it comes to style, will bludgeon it out. The Saints will come out of this with the victory but, will not come out unscathed. Winner: Saints
Broncos & Patriots: I hate the Patriots! As a loyal Colts fan, it is a test of faith. The Broncos defense is finally healthy again, and I believe that they will make enough plays (turnovers, sacks, tackles for loss) that will turn the tide for them. The Patriots (Oh, how I hate them) will keep it very close but Tim Tebow will have a game ending drive setting it up for a winning field goal in the closing seconds. Winner: Broncos (did I mention I hate the Patriots?)
Texans & Ravens: I think that the Ravens are going to come out flat, and show their age in this game. Texans will come out quickly and put up a two touchdown lead on them and never look back, which means that Ray Rice, there only hope for winning, becomes a non-factor. Winner: Texans
Giants & Packer: Okay, this game I could legitimately go either way. I like the Packers because they went after history and made no bones about it (16-0), Rodgers has been playing lights out, and the defense often does just enough to secure the win. On the other hand, the Giants have turned it on over the last few weeks, Manning has been playing near perfect in the 4th quarter, and the defense has looked like the 2007 defense that won them a Super Bowl. In the end I think it comes down to which defense makes the biggest play, and in this I trepidatiously pick the Giants to do just enough. Winner: Giants
I’d love to hear both your thoughts and your picks!