I went 2-2 last weekend. Playoffs I'm 6 -2. Seattle had a comeback for the ages and I will give Atlanta credit for holding on and winning in the end, but the Seahawks are going to be tough next season. Denver...Peyton doesn't like the cold and his postseason record is now 9-11. He's great in the regular season and mediocre in the post.
The Packers apparently have all kinds of locker room issues. They have an all-world QB, but unless the Defense shows up...not much is going to happen. And then there are the Texans. They have an all-world defensive end and until they get a QB who can make plays...not going to happen. (Though getting Cushing back solves all kinds of linebacker issues.)
In other news...all coaching positions are filled. I think the Bears pick can be good, not sold on the Eagles at all. I feel for Bruce Arians going to Arizona already. He can be a wizard on offense, but no O-line means bad QB play.
On to the picks...
San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons
This could be a great game. The game is not an early start so the west coast to east coast thing should not be a factor. Colin Kaepernick has shown he can be dynamic. Matt Ryan has lived dangerously all year, but they Falcons have the best record for a reason.
The Niners have used their D all season to keep games close, but now they have an O that can explode at times. I've never been a solid Falcon guy and I'm not sure what getting over the hump last week - in a thrilling game - will do to them this week. What I do know is that I will jump for joy if the Niners advance to a 6th Super Bowl game.
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
Oh the rematch from last season and these teams don't like each other. The Ravens pulled off the miracle last week by beating Denver in double overtime. On a team that is as old as the Ravens, that was not good. But they have the emotion of Ray Lewis leaving and that can be very powerful. Flacco had a mediocre regular season, but has turned it on of late. We will see how many points the Ravens can put on the board.
Meanwhile the Sith continue to plot dominion over all the NFL. One of the Mandalorians went down - again - last week. The offense under Lord Brady has been something to behold recently. As much as I would love to call the upset - and I would love to call it - the Empire will advance to another Super Bowl appearance under Brady giving him a record six.