NFL Predictions: Wildcard Weekend – Survey Says, Eagles LOSE!

The regular season may be over, who knows better than us New York Giants fans, but football is still in FULL swing! This weekend marks the first round of the NFL playoffs and it’s going to get wild! Yes, folks, it’s time for all of those scrappers who were holding on for dear life to prove if they have the sand to move on to the next round. It’s Wildcard Weekend in the NFL! As the title indicates, the gurus over at ESPN have chosen the Green Bay Packers to win by a majority decision.

This week I am throwing my two cents into the playoff race along with the rest of the ESPN team. Last week was another week full of upset victories and shocking defeats. There were 9 unanimous ESPN picks. I went against the tide on a number of them. How did I fare against this panel of prophetic pundits? Who am I going with for this Wildcard Weekend? There’s only one way to find out. Click on the link below to check it out.

The I’m Just Happy To Be Here Game Of The Week
Saints vs Seahawks: Seattle finished the regular season with a record of 7-9. They are the NFC West Division Champions. This trophy is certainly not one of the most coveted in the league this season but it is an accolade for the Seahawks nonetheless. They will host New Orleans this weekend and they certainly works in their favor. But seriously, they won their division. They got their shiny hunk of below .500 glory. There is no way that they can beat a Saints team that are 6-2 on the road and 9-3 in the conference. It was nice Sea-ing you but it’s over Seattle. Saints win.

The Hey, At Least There’s One Manning In The Playoff Game Of The Week
Colts vs Jets: This should be a classic game of football. The Hard Knocks series that the Jets took part in during the offseason portrayed them as a close knit organization that were headed for the Super Bowl. The problem here is that they need to go through Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts this Saturday night. Both teams matchup well. The Jets have the 3rd ranked defense, are 3rd against the rush and are the 4th best rushing team in the league. But they go up against a quarterback who has the 2nd most passing yards and is commanding a team who have the most passing yards per game. Add to it that they have the #1 offensive line and have the home field advantage and you can start to gather why I am going with the Colts. Mark Sanchez has an injured right shoulder and doesn’t have the experience to lead his team to a victory against one of the best QB’s to have ever played the game. Colts win.

The Our Health Coverage Is Better Than Your Health Coverage Game Of The Week
Chiefs vs Ravens: Kansas City is probably the healthiest team in the playoff race right now. If this were the regular season, the same would apply. It is not unusual to see 10+ players on any given team’s injury report. The Chiefs have three players on their IR. These three Chiefs missed practice on Wednesday because of an illness, probably a lil cold.. But the Chiefs are at full steam and it is a rare thing for a team to be that healthy at this stage of the season. The Ravens have two dozen players listed on their injury report. I have seen a dozen on their IR elsewhere. Either way, they are a banged up team that have a number of doubtfuls for Sunday. KC have the home field advantage and are 7-1 on their own turf. Home field and healthy…yeah Chiefs win.

The Big Blue Exaltation Game Of The Week
Packers vs Eagles: Every Giants fan in the world will have their eyes on this game. Michael Vick, Michael Vick, Michael Vick. Get it out of your system now because this is the last week that you will have to hear and say it. Vick has taken a beating this year, so much so that he missed 3 weeks earlier in the season. Philly have known to choke at the end of their season and in the playoffs. The big, green choke begun in Minnesota where they were manhandled for 60 minutes by the Vikings and embarrassed at home by a third string QB, Joe Webb. It was Webb’s first NFL start. The Eagle choke continued down in Dallas where the were defeated by the last place team in their division. The Green Bay Packers are on a hot streak right now. That’s exactly where you want your team to be in the playoffs, on that uphill swing. The birds have lost 2 in a row. The big, green choke is going to rear its ugly head again and make it 3 consecutive losses for Philly. The Pack win and Giants fans rejoice!

Who doubts that I will be 4-0 this week?

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  • jimore9220

    Nice analysis and I’m truly looking forward to the eagles doing a one and done. Now that Fewell and the Giants D showed the league how to contain Vick I think the Pack will do the job.

  • derek

    I agree Packers will win but all of your facts about packers at lambeau don’t apply..packers go to philly to play eagles.. packers will be a 6th seed that makes it to the superbowl with every game on the road

    • Sean Kerr

      Thanks for pointing out the error Derek. I can’t see the Pack going all the way though. Only the ’07 Giants are capable of such a feat. ; 0 )

  • derek

    Ugghh..don’t remind me! I remember THEIR road journey through Lambeau too well :-(
    BUT i’m glad they took out the Patriots :-)

    • Sean Kerr

      I take it you are a Cheesehead?