Yeah, the Niners are out of it, but for football fans, these next two weekends are quite simply the best. Four games that should be barnburners.
Saturday we have:
Houston Texans (9-7) vs. 5 – Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
1:25 p.m., ESPN/ABC
Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) vs. 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)
5:15 p.m., CBS
KC hasn’t won a playoff game since Bush 1 I think. It has been eons. Joe Montana was their QB. Houston is such a non-descript team, so I’m pulling for KC. Go Alex!
KC 28 – Hou 17
The Bengals suffer yet another early playoff exit, unless the curse of Ginger is lifted since AJ McCarron is their QB. Who am I kidding? Cincy’s defense is solid, but Pittsburgh wins a defensive battle.
Pitt 17 – Cincy 12
Minnesota Vikings (11-5) vs. 6 – Seattle Seahawgs (10-6)
10:05 a.m., NBC
Washington Redskins (9-7) vs. 5 – Green Bay packers (10-6)
1:40 p.m., FOX
Minn vs Seattle? Would love to see Minnesota pull off the upset, but it won’t happen. Even at home. Seattle wins going away.
Seattle 24 – Minn 13
Skins/Packers? Green bay is floundering and Cousins is flying high, but for some reason I don’t think Wash pulls this off. Playoff jitters?
GB 35 – Wash 26