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NFL Playoffs - The Second Season begins

January 5th, 2011 · No Comments

So it wasn’t necessarily pretty; but! In the immortal words of Raiders Owner Al Davis – the Seattle Seahawks Just won Baby! Even if they’re the National Football Leagues very first team ever to win a Division Championship with a losing record, along with making the playoffs by defeating their Division rivals – the St Louis Rams on national television Sunday night.

Thus, in what appeared to potentially be a battle of Field-goal kickers, in the division that nobody wanted to win; (NFC West) Mister Excitement’s (Pete Carroll) Seahawks not only played the entire game with backup Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, but opened the game by simply going deep and airing out the football with an impromptu 7-0 start on the game’s very first drive. As Seattle went on to defeat St Louis by the score of 16-6 on a somewhat frigid night in the Northwest…

Thus the Seattle Seahawks,; the NFC’s Number-4 seed will host the defending World Champion New Orleans Saints (No. 5-seed) Saturday at the overly noisy Qwest Stadium – as the Seahawks will be in Quest of a “W” over Drew “they call me the Breeze” Brees & Co. While I’m not sure if it’s been announced yet? But I’d expect Seattle’s Number-one QB Matt Hasselbeck to start the game instead, as after all Hasselbeck was listed as Active for their final regular season game against the Rams.

On the AFC side of the ladder; Saturday’s evening game will feature the supposedly Red-hot Indianapolis Colts (No. 3-seed) vs. the New York Jets. (No. 6-seed) at Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium… Can Rex “The Mouth” Ryan, Mark Sanchez and the Jets with all of their peripheral issues defeat Payton Manning’s Colts?

The early Sunday AFC playoff game features the Baltimore Ravens (No. 5-seed) Vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. (No 4-seed) at Arrowhead Stadium, as all of the expert commentators blathered on about how happy Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh was over having this route to Pittsburg instead of having to face Tom Brady’s mighty Patriots instead in Week-2.

The afternoon NFC matchup sees the Green Bay Packers (No. 6-seed) traveling to Philly to play the Philadelphia Eagles (No. 3-seed) At Lincoln Financial Field, where Aaron Rogers and the Pack hope to knock off NFL Pro-bowler Michael Vic’s Eagles.

And I thought I heard the Football Pundits predicting victories for the following four teams: New Orleans, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Green Bay, after Seattle’s victory. Thus, we’ll find out this weekend, as after all – that’s why they play the games. So you make the call…

Saints (11-5) at Seahawks; (7-9) NBC at 4:30PM.
NY Jets (11-5) at Colts; (10-6) NBC at 8PM.

Ravens (12-4) at Chiefs; (10-6) CBS at 1PM.
Packers (10-6) at Eagles; (10-6) FOX at 4:30PM.


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