NFL wild card discussion thread.
>All fans of all teams welcome
>10-6 this year after planning on a terrible season with QB issues
>still didn't make the playoffs
It's like it's all just been an allegory for my life.
Besides that, KC is my dark horse pick for the wild card matchups, they'll clean house against Houston.
Bungles shut the Steeler Nation up for once in a close game.
Minnesota surprises everyone by blowing out the Seahawks then get dominated next round
Packers gonna send them damn injuns packing.
steelers win off of a big ben come from behind td drive.
texans meme their way to a victory, kc fans proceed to OD on their memes.
redskins win in a blowout.
seattle gets a cheeky fg to force ogretime, but lose after vikings get a td on their first drive.
What are the odds that the Chiefs can actually beat the Texans? 5%? Max 10%?
>win a close game on the road to take the division
>earn a match up with the best team in the NFC
Doesn't get much more Minnesota than this
>best defense in the league
>best receiver in the league
>smartest offense in the league
>most determination in the league
>most heart in the league
Literally unstoppable desu
KC Blows them out and then beats up an injured patriots to blow out Manning for the second time in the championships this season to lose in the World series.
I think the biggest issue with KC was not losing to the raiders.
Now they literally have to go 14-0 to win the superbowl.
>Bengals winning a playoff game
No disrespect anon.
Hopefully the weather makes the Vikes/Hawks more of a ground and pound game.
Latest weather reports say the air temp will be between 1°F to -1°F (-17 to -18°C) with a windchill of -15°F to -19°F (-26 to -28°C)
highly unlikely. It rarely ever snows when it gets that cold.
weather.com has a 10% chance of precipitation but even that seems high.
Frankly, I still can't believe the Redskins won the division and have a place in the playoffs this year.
Don't think they'll beat Green Bay, but I do think they'll give them a good fight and keep it close. May even have the lead at some point during the game, but the Redskins roster has too little experience in these post-season games.
I think they're on the right path, though. Damn, it feels good to have a real GM running the show. If the team stays on this path, I think at least one NFC Championship in the next five years is a reasonable expectation.
Redskins are still shaky. Resilient, but they've only played one complete game all season (against New Orelans). Damn near every other game, they fall apart for at least one quarter.
Packers also have a roster full of guys that are accustomed to this. Redskins are still green when it comes to post season play. Should be close, but I'd put money on the Packers. Redskins aren't ready for prime time but they should be in the next few years, if they keep this up.
>Don't think they'll beat Green Bay
If Bakhtiari is out, it's a guaranteed Redskins win.
Defense is alright, though it's weak against the run. Pass rushing is definitely its strength (never thought I'd say that about a Redskins team) and the secondary has stepped up at crucial times during the season.
Packers would be wise to gash the line early and often before going to the air and catching the secondary off-guard.
Team's been solid as a rock at home, but this team is still too young and inexperienced in big games like this. I'm guessing it'll be a shoot out with the Packers just barely coming out on top.
They actually went 9-7, 7-2 in the last 9 weeks
>Chefsfags unironically think they're going to win a playoff game
You guys are cursed desu
Last time the Packers were this injury riddled going into the playoffs they did great things... of course it isn't the same team but I have hope
>inb4 Rodgers in 2013
I want to see AD do this to Chancellor
If nothing else, I fully expect this game to be among the best of the afternoon, but the winner will run into a buzzsaw in the next round.
I respect the Packers, their history, and the culture around the team and fan base. I hope the Redskins win, obviously, but I'm not going to be devastated if they don' (so long as they have a good showing).
Possible. Very possible. 'Skins have the second worst run defense in the league (opponents average nearly 5 yards per carry) 'Skins are extremely vulnerable against the run.
If the Packers are smart, they'll keep the ball on the ground and wear out the Redskins defense. If they do, they'll be too tired to lay a hand on Rodgers and he'll be able to carve them up with his arm.
>implying this game will turn out just like the last one or even similar
They're not going to take this game lying down like last time.
Pete's petty beef with Lynch will be the reason the Seahawks lose. Its going to be a cold bowl 0 fucking degrees with wind chills that'll make it feel like negative -11. There will be no dragons, only ground and pound and defense. I'll take AP over whoever the backup RB for the Hawks is anyday
You must be denser than a neutron star if you think AD will only get a handful of yards.
I'm not doubting them on the whole. I'm doubting they'll hold AD to under 50 yards. I don't see that happening. Norv could stop it if he doesn't give him his carries, but as long as he touches the ball, he'll get his
And they were missing this. See you guys Saturday :^)
Does the NFL still make those movie trailer promos for games? If so they should call the Hawks Vikings one "Return of the Dragon".
its all on Kirk and the offense desu senpai, if they can keep scoring, keep the ball out of Rodgers and the village peoples hands then we will win
My predictions for playoffs:
Seahawks def. Vikings
Redskins def. Packers
Chiefs def. Texans
Steelers def. Bengals
Broncos def. Steelers
Chiefs def. Patriots
Redskins def. Panthers
Cardinals def. Seahawks
Cardinals def. Redskins
Chiefs def. Broncos
Cardinals def. Chiefs
it's like a 90% redskins win
only chance the packers have is if the defense goes full capers and does some crazy shit
Yeah there is just no way a good coach like Zimmer lets his squad get routed twice by the same team.
The Vikings will be healthier, they will make adjustments, come out with a gameplan and they will play more competitively.
Not saying the Vikings will win, but Seahawks fans excepting an easy win are in for a better game than they expected.
>The Chiefs have not lost since the Royals won the World Series.
>Kansas City will once again BTFO the city of Houston
>The Chiefs will go to the Super Bowl
I don't think you are ready for the shit posting, /sp/
Really hoping the second string Patriots team beats the Chiefs this weekend.
as someone who lives in texas and its currently 60 degrees...is it even possible to play in these temperatures?
>Best team in the NFC
>Lose to Falcons
Pick one, and only one
It happened without a wide receiver. The Chiefs have several now alongside Kelce for the offensive attack, plus an elite rookie cornerback and a veteran cornerback on the wideouts with Ron Parker playing Nickel and slot DB. With the elite Houston and Hali back, plus big boy Poe, the Patriots have no chance. 49-0 blowout if the Chiefs beat the Texans
I'm nervous about it but I think the seahawks are going to win against the vikes this week, although it will certainly be closer and not the blowout from week 13. I just think the vikings do not match up well against seattle (their weakness right now is explosive pass plays/TEs and they crush running teams).
>KC > Hou
>Cin > pit
>GB > Was
Yes it is. Part of the upgrades paid for by the Vikings when they agreed to play in TCF.
the funny part about this argument is they actually performed worse against the "easy" part of the schedule and began playing really well when teams with winning records started showing up
I hope KC gets to play the Pats again.
How bout them..... CHIEEEEEEEEFS
Actually posted the wrong pic but Andy Reid celebrations are still tip top