NFL Playoffs Round 2
I get tired of breaking down individual games, so I have decided to take a little different approach this year. Instead of matching up teams head to head, I'm going to rank each team and let the chips fall where they may. In each league, the lower number is a higher rank. Hence, the Super Bowl should include the two number 1 teams.
1. San Diego Chargers
2. Indianapolis Colts
3. Baltimore Ravens
4. New York Jets
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. New Orleans Saints
3. Arizona Cardinals
4. Minnesota Vikings
As for the AFC, this is a slight change from last week (although I did not post it). I had the Bengals at 4, the Jets at 5, and the Patriots at 6. It didn't come as a shock to me that the Jets won however, because I never have any faith in Cincinnati. Nor was it any surprise that the Ravens blew out the Patriots. The days of Patriot domination have gone the way of Spygate. The team is only effective when the have cheated.
In the NFC, there was a big change. The Cowboys back to back domination of the Eagles caused me to bump them up to the 1 spot. I formerly had them at #2. Also, the Vikings only occupy the 4 spot based on their first round bye. They are, in my opinion, the weakest team in the playoffs. Here are this weekends matchups and your projected winners.
Arizona (3) @ New Orleans (2) Sat. 4:40 pm ET on FOX
Baltimore (3) @ Indianapolis (2) Sat. 8:15 pm ET on CBS
Dallas (1) @ Minnesota (4) Sun. 1:00 pm ET on FOX
N.Y. Jets (4) @ San Diego (1) Sun. 4:40 pm ET on CBS
The only potential I see here for an upset is the first game, Arizona at New Orleans. Other than that look for the higher ranked team to dominate.