NFL Playoffs: Upsets And More.
The Wildcard weekend was filled with very interesting matches and a couple of upsets. The two previous Super Bowl opponents are already out of the picture!
For the first time in NFL history, a team with a losing record was qualified for the playoffs. The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks were facing the defending champions New Orleans Saints. The match itself was well disputed and both offenses scored at will.
A spectacular 67-yard run from Marshawn Lynch who broke about a half dozen of tackles with only three minutes and a half to go made the difference in this 41-36 Seahawks victory.
The New York Jets faced the Indianapolis Colts in a classic matchup. The Jets finally edged the Colts by the score of 17-16. Jets' head coach Rex Ryan has won his match. Ryan took this match ''personnally'' as he promised a Jets win before the match.
The Philadelphia Eagles took the Green Bay Packers to the limit but fell short in a 21-16 loss. Green Bay was simply too talented for Michael Vick and the Eagles in tis one. Vick tried to upset the Packers in a last minute drive but his last pass attempt fell in the hands of the defense.
The Baltimore Ravens completely dominated the Kansas City Chiefs. The final score of 30-7 gives an accurate indication of the match. A one-sided match where the Ravens' defense completely shut down the Chiefs.
The playoffs will continue this weekend as four matches are scheduled.
The arch rivals Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers will square off in Pittsburgh. I expect a very disputed match between those two exceptional defenses.
The New York Jets will travel to Foxboro as they will face the New England Patriots. New England has blown out the Jets earlier this season and should have an edge on them. I really expect New England to go out on top in this one.
The Seattle Seahawks will continue their unprobable run at the Soldier field in Chicago as they will now face the powerful Chicago Bears. Nobody expects a Seattle victory but who knows?
Finally, the Green Bay Packers will be in Atlanta to face the Atlanta Falcons. Both of these talented teams should give a great match. I have not seen the Falcons play this season but their impressive regular season record speaks by itself. I expect a close and exciting match.
Don't miss out on those four great matches this weekend!
(Picture: Steelers vs Ravens.)