It’s time for the Play Offs and we take a look at the Wild Card match ups along with who may fit where on the coaching carousel.
So this is it. Week 17 already (sob) and the season is almost done. Well, aside from the best part of the season of course which is the Play Offs!
James regained his lead last week, but only just. With several picks going in different directions, it really does all come down to this.
It’s the penultimate week of the regular season so, in true Christmas Panto season style – boooooo!
Also in try Christmas Panto style – James, he’s behind you!
With their dominant defensive performance in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos laid down a reliable template for success in the modern NFL.
Future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning had arguably the worst season ever for a Super Bowl winning quarterback in 2015, throwing 17 interceptions and only nine touchdowns. In fact, his play was so poor that it somehow convinced the Houston Texans that Brock Osweiler was worth big bucks in comparison.
The Broncos succeeded thanks to a defense full of superstars such as Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, and their offense did them very few favours, relying on the odd moment of brilliance from Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas to win games. Ring any bells?
Week 15 is upon us and we now know who will be landing on our shores for the FOUR games we have next year. Check out this week’s podcast for more news and views on that. As for the prediction league, well the net is closing in on James.
With a win this weekend and a loss for the Seahawks and Lions the Cowboys would clinch the No.1 seed in the NFC with three games to spare. Just a win will clinch the division for them so it is safe to say they will be playing playoff football this year.
The Seahawks still have a bit of work to do to clinch a first round bye, but they are all but certain to win division with the Cardinals three games back and hardly looking like they are going to put a run together, even if Seattle slips up.
These two will be the favourites to head to Houston and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Arguably the Raiders should be in here but more on that in the next section. The Patriots have enough of a buffer over the Dolphins in the division and could even clinch a first round bye this weekend. The loss of Rob Gronkowski may have opened up the AFC, but the Patriots will once again win the East and will be the favourites to represent the conference in the Super Bowl.
With no Browns playing and no Rob Gronkowski I decided to take a week off from all NFL related activity last week because really, what’s the point when they aren’t involved?
Cleveland are back this week and I have a new hero in Malcolm Mitchell so I’m back in the game.