With nothing better to write about currently, I figured I’ll give prognostication a shot. This weekend begins the NFL playoffs, as teams will fight for a chance to play in the Superbowl.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans: I really don’t see the Texans losing this game. Matt Schaub was already injured when the Texans beat the Bengals earlier this year in Cincinnati, without Andre Johnson. Andre Johnson is back and they will be playing in Houston.
Cincinnati has been slowly regressing as the season has worn on. The offense isn’t as productive as it was in the beginning of the year and the defense, while still mostly stout, has developed a penchant for giving up huge plays towards the end of the year.
I think the Texans will win this one, but here’s hoping that I’m wrong.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos: This one is easy. The Broncos defense has not been the same since Brian Dawkins has been injured, and he won’t be playing. The Steelers, like other Broncos opponents the last 3 weeks, will have their way with Denver’s defense.
On the flip-side, the Steeler’s defense will make Tim Tebow look worse than he has at any point this year. And Tebow has looked pretty horrible at times. Unless the Broncos are able to surprise the Steelers with some trick plays or score on a return, I see the Broncos getting shut out in this one. Steelers win.
Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants: The Falcons have been on a tear lately, but so have the Giants. Both offenses have been very productive, while both defenses have been only mediocre.
Given that these teams are pretty evenly matched, to my eye anyhow, I’ve got to give the home team the advantage in this one. Giants win.
Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints: This game promises to be an epic shootout. Both offenses are highly potent and both defenses are fairly inept.
The edge goes to the New Orleans offense, which broke multiple statistical records this year. The Saints will also have the advantage of playing in the Superdome. The Lions match up pretty will against the Saints, but the Saints weapons outnumber the Lions’ exponentially.
The Saints will win, but I’ll be pulling for my hometown team.
Agree? Disagree? How do you see this weekend playing out?