So, here we go. Round Two of the NFL playoffs. Last week is was all about the comeback and the cold. Had KC held on to win, it would have been a clean sweep for the away. The 49ers won in Frigid Green Bay, the Saints won in slightly chilly Philly, San Diego won in convincing fashion in Cincinnati, and Colts broke the streak by breaking Andy Reid’s heart.
Round Two brings about rematches of previous games. Famously, the depleted Niners lost at home to Carolina to validate their hot start. San Diego split home losses with Denver, Seattle famously beat the living shit out of Nawlins on Monday Night in the Speakerdome. only the New England and Indy have not faced each other yet this year.
|New Orleans Saints (11-5)||1:35PM Seattle 31 – NO 20|
|Seattle Seahawks (13-3)|
|Indianapolis Colts (11-5)||5:15PM Indy 28 – NE 27 (upset special)|
|New England Patriots (12-4)|
|San Francisco 49ers (12-4)||10:05PM SF 24 – Carolina 14|
|Carolina Panthers (12-4)|
|San Diego Chargers (9-7)||1:40PM SD 35 – Denver 17 (Upset 2)|
|Denver Broncos (13-3)|
Great match-ups across the board. You have 2 new-age QBs facing off in Cam and Kap, 2 undersized phenoms in battle-tested Drew Brees and Russell Wilson, Consummate pro Tom Brady vs the upstart pocket passer Andrew Luck, and 2 old pros in P Rivers and Peyton Manning.
All in all an excellent weekend to sit around and watch football.