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NFL Playoff Preview

January 5, 2008

Wild card weekend is coming and there are some interesting matchups.  Before we get there though, I know Lake has already covered the Patriots and their perfect season of dominance, but there is one more issue I have.  I know football is a rough game.  I know that the playoffs are truly all that matters.  I know when someone who gets hurt in a game when they shouldn’t have been on the field, the coach is questioned.  I also know that the only reason that Belichek left his guys in is the fact that he has three fresh Championship rings on his fingers and a hoodie pouch full of AFC championship rings.  But my man Herm said it best:

You don’t play to play, you play to win.   I think this is especially true in football.  If you have the first week off, win that last game.  Rest turns to rust as far as I’m concerned.

Like the Colts had no damn reason to lose to the Titans, especially with Kerry Collins in the saddle.  That can’t be good for the team. The Colts have the best chance to beat the Pats…and they lost to the lo ass Titans?  Come on.  You aren’t even coming in strong.

There is no better way to go from this:


Looking like a champ and playing like a beast…

to this:


Looking and feeling like a punk.

With that sad lets get to the matchups.  Let’s start with the Giants and Tampa Bay.

You know Eli can’t win right?  Sure, the Bucs are out of a weak NFC South, but they are on a roll and I just don’t believe in the Giants right now.  They had an opportunity to clinch this playoff spot since long about week 12 and couldn’t close the deal.  THEN they got drug for the sake of history last week.  Embarrassing really.

Tennessee v. San Diego

All Norv Turner and San Diego need is one playoff win to retroactively prove that it was a good idea to fire a coach that went 14-2 but can’t coach a playoff game to save his life (or job for that matter).  Unfortunately for the Chargers, Norv Turner has a history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, so be careful.  But, a Titans team without Vince Young is all you can really ask for.  That is the weakest team in the playoffs so the Chargers should roll.

Washington v. Seattle

This is another decent game, but Washington should roll.  They have put together a nice little streak here at the end of the season.  Seattle hasn’t looked like Seattle in years (or is that they’ve gone back to the Seahawks we all know and love?)  Anyway, I’ve got the Skins and their racist, but not as racist as Chief Wahoo logo.

Jacksonville v. Pittsburgh

This is the marquee matchup of this weekend.  These teams should be rough, it should be physical, and the winner has a legit shot at beating one of the division leaders.  Although Pittsburgh has the history and the playoff swagger I think the Jags get em.  One caveat though.  Mike Tomlin is the UvT coach of the year just for simultaneously looking like he could replace Billy Dee in a colt 45 commercial and like he could strap on the pads and go whoop ass on the field at any moment.  He is on the sideline slapping high fives and chest bumping his team like he is watching from home, not coaching.  If he does this during the game:


I switch my pick to Pittsburgh.  You a smooth muthafucka Mike.