Round two of the playoffs have arrived!
This week should once again be very entertaining. Let’s take a look and see how this week’s games could go.
The Seahawks are coming off a nice win over the Detroit Lions and know how to get hot at the right time, but this Falcons team is looking very good. Matt Ryan and this offense has been on fire all offseason. They were ranked second in total offense and first in the league with 33.8 points scored per game.
The Seahawks are fifth in total offense and third in the league with 18.3 points allowed per game. They are also 3-4-1 on the road this season though. They could keep it close, but in the end the Falcons look like the team that will come out with the victory and advance to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2004.
This looks to be the most one-sided matchup this weekend. This Patriots team is just too good, which has happened many many times since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been with the organization.
It will be a shock if the Texans even lose by less than 17 points. In week three they lost to the Patriots 27-0 in New England. Brady and the rest of his bunch are on a mission.
This looks to be the biggest game of the weekend.
Since starting 4-6, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have been red-hot. After finishing the season 10-6 and demolishing the New York Giants, they are looking a team that can perhaps make it to the Super Bowl.
The Cowboys are having a great year too and beat the Packers at Lambeau Field 30-16 earlier this season. Granted that the Packers are a much better team now than before, the Cowboys still have a great team though.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 157 yards on 28 carries during their last meeting and will be one of the biggest keys to victory again for the Cowboys. A good running game keeps Rodgers off the field, which is huge for any team. Dez Bryant will be playing this time against the Packers, which gives this lethal Cowboys offense another weapon.
Jordy Nelson will be out (ribs), but this Packers offense should still put points on the board with Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Jared Cook and of course Rodgers. The Cowboys can score too and are 7-1 at home this season. They should win and head to the NFC Championship Game for the first time 1995 (the last time they won the Super Bowl).
Last season the Chiefs won their first playoff game since 1993. Andy Reid has been a great hire for them and they continue to improve under his direction.
In week four, the Chiefs were roughed up 43-14 by the Steelers in the Pittsburgh, but have gone 10-2 since then.
The Steelers finished the regular season with seven consecutive wins and looked great in last week’s 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins, but all good things must come to an end. Chiefs win and advance to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1993.
Super Bowl Prediction:
MVP: Tom Brady