Steelers!! Steelers!! STEELERS!!!
Time to provide my wild card weekend two cents and my predictions for the divisional playoff games next week.
Redskins vs. Bucaneers: I was anticipating a snoozefest, then thought to myself well we do have Cadillac and Galloway vs. Santana Moss and Portis. But that didn't really work and I resigned myself to the fact that this is a snoozefest unless you're from Florida or Washington, and this was the only game I really couldn't get into.
Jaguars vs. Patriots: No surprises here. The Patriots D looked great. Brady looked great. I love how you never know who Brady is going to throw a touchdown pass to, could even be a lineman.
Giants vs. Panthers: Justice was finally served. All this talk about Tiki for MVP and Eli being the 2nd coming of Joe Namath was starting to make me nauseous. DeShaun Foster was an animal, Steve Smith was great, and Delhomme was solid. I thought the Panthers and Giants had about a 50-50 chance, but I thought this game would be much closer.
Steelers vs. Bengals: All I can say, even though my team won, is OUCH for Carson Palmer. That really sucks. It didn't take away from my win though. I LOVED that gadget play when Roethlisberger handed off to Randle El and faked the rush, drew all of the front seven and defensive secondary in to stop the run, flicked it back to Roethlisberger and threw downfield for perhaps the most wide open TD pass ever to a wide receiver. What a beautiful first TD for Cedrick Wilson.
Predictions for next week:
Seahawks vs. Redskins: Seahawks, and probably big.
Patriots vs. Broncos: Patriots in a close one.
Panthers vs. Bears: Cold weather, extra week rest, deep running game, I'll go with the Bears in a close one.
Colts vs. my Steelers: Steelers baby!! Superbowl here we come!!