The teams are seeded 1-12, so throw the power rankings out the window. Anything can happen over the next few weeks.
Let’s take a deeper look at wildcard weekend.
Chiefs vs Titans.
The Chiefs are a 9 point favorite and will likely win this one by double digits with ease. The Chiefs have better running backs, receivers, defense, and a better coach. Chiefs advance and the Titans, who have no business being in the playoffs, will be golfing this time next week.
Chiefs 31 Titans 13
Jaguars vs. Bills.
I said Jacksonville would lose first round, but that was when I thought Joe Flacco, who continues to remind us he is not elite, couldn't beat the shitty Bengals at home. Instead the Ravens lost, and now Blake Bortles gets a free pass. I don’t expect either team to make noise in the playoffs, but it looks like the Jaguars will squeak out a playoff win.
Jaguars 20 Bills 17
Falcons vs. Rams
This is an interesting match up. The falcons have more talent on offense. Yes, I believe Freeman, Coleman, Ryan, Julio and Sanu are > Goff, Gurley and Cooper Kupp. The Rams have a slightly better defense. It’s no secret that I think Dan Quinn is a fool, so I give the coaching to Mcvay. But the falcons have the experience. Can the their experience, and offensive firepower get them the victory on the road? Or will Gurley and the young Rams continue to impress?
Falcons 27 Rams 24
Saints vs. Panthers
The Saints have a high powered offense. They have the best RB duo in the playoffs. They have a hall of fame veteran QB and a hall of fame veteran coach, both have won a Super Bowl, TOGETHER. The game is in New Orleans. Anyone with a brain knows the Saints should win this game.
However, I don’t back down. I have been on SUPERCAM all year. And even though I believe Ron Rivera will do everything in his power to blow this game, I think Carolina will find a way to win.
Panthers 31 Saints 24
The fine print..
The NFC playoffs are going to be awesome. Any of the teams I am predicting to lose in NFC could easily win and run the table.
If I had to do a playoff power rankings it would be as follows:
1) Patriots 2) All 6 NFC teams 3) Pittsburgh 4) Kansas City Do not rank the rest as they all stink.
The Eagles, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Saints, and Rams could all legitimately win the Super Bowl. The AFC, not so much.
We should probably just hand Robert Kraft the AFC championship trophy now, and wait for the ___________________ (its a surprise, hint they are in the NFC) to spoil it by snatching the Lombardi from them two weeks later.
My Super Bowl prediction depends on a number of things, starting with a Carolina victory this weekend.
But here is your friendly reminder that the Eagles play all their games at home in freezing cold Philly and we have the best defense in the league. Let me also remind you Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl. Could they be the mystery team to knock off Brady and the Pats?
Or will I ride on the back of Cam’s cape all the way to Minnesota?