Monday, December 29, 2014

NFL Playoffs- Wildcard Weekend

What's up readers? It's HipsterC here bringing you another NFL post. This time, we have wildcard weekend as our subject. There are some must see match ups coming. One in particular is the Lions vs. the Cowboys. Two very capable offenses. Both led by a specific QB-WR combo. The Lions have Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson and the Cowboys have Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. These duos are key for their team's success in the playoffs. In my opinion, the Lions have a better defense than Dallas, but the Cowboys have a much more potent run game than the Lions. This could be the best game of the weekend. I look forward to watching it. Next we have an AFC North showdown between the Ravens and the Steelers. This game boasts a great rivalry, which will only add more fuel to the fire. These two teams traditionally have been defensive minded, but this year it's a whole different story. The Steelers have found a new weapon in Le'Veon Bell. He rushed for over 1300 yards this season, which is more than was expected. They also have the combo of Big Ben to Antonio Brown who is having a great season as well. I think this game will be decided by offense, rather than defense. Which offense will perform under the pressure? Next you have the Bengals and the Colts. Two more teams that are more offensive minded. More so the Colts than the Bengals. I don't think there is much to this game. I expect the Colts to win. If the Bengals can play the Colts like they played the Broncos then maybe they have a chance, but big games haven't been Andy Dalton's strong point, contrary to his opponent Andrew Luck, who thrives in these situations. Lastly, we have the Panthers vs the Cardinals. I don't really know what to expect here. The Cardinals are clearly a defensive team. They've been derailed by injuries to their QB's and Andre Ellington. I like the defense, but I don't know if the offense is good enough without Carson Palmer to beat anybody in the playoffs. It is the Panthers though. They have that going for them. Unfortunately for Arizona, the Panthers have figured it out. They are playing to the best of their ability and I think that'll be enough to knock off the Cardinals. As always let me know what you think in the comment section and thanks for reading.
Peace~ HipsterC