Friday, January 4, 2008
NFL Playoff picks
It's understandable if you skip this post. Why pay attention to Construda's NFL Playoff picks? Everyone else is doing them. Oh well. These are just NDub's picks anyways, since Trip is busy and SkinDog has gone missing (actually, he went to shithole Canada for the Holidays to be with family). It probably doesn't help that I didn't send Trip a text message or shoot him an e-mail to remind him to send his picks to me. Anyway...
AFC WildCard: Jacksonville over Pittsburgh. I'm tired of all this talk about the Steelers being pissed off about being underdogs at home. They're a good team, not great. Without Willie Parker, the running game is average. Closet crapper Najeh Davenport is not an NFL starter. Jags' RBs Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew will run well like they did a few weeks ago in the victory over the Steelers. David Garrard will also expose the Steelers' secondary for the fraud it is.
AFC WildCard: San Diego over Tennessee. No need for a lot of analysis here. The Titans are banged up, big-time. Even if Vince Young plays, he won't be healthy. That quad muscle will hamper his ability to scamper for first downs. Whoever the QB may be, he'll be without the top two receivers - Roydell Williams and Bo Scaife, who are both out with injuries (broken ankle and lacerated liver). Besides, San Diego is rollin' with LT running hard and Philip Rivers being efficient.
NFC WildCard: Washington over Seattle. Is it me or is every raucous home crowd known as "The 12th Man?" Seattle certainly has a loud stadium with the way it's built and the rabidness of the fans, but Washington seems to have some metaphysical help in its current 4-game win streak. How does a team who was 5-7, had a teammate murdered, and lost its starting QB in the playoffs? Todd Collins? C'mon. The Redskins are just too hot right now.
NFC WildCard: Tampa Bay over NY Giants. Eli is up against a solid defense, and we all know how Peyton's doofus younger brother struggles against good defenses. Eli will probably throw the ball to Bucs CB Ronde Barber thinking its his long-lost, asshole teammate and Ronde's twin, Tiki. I don't doubt Jeff Garcia's old ass in crunch time, either. The Giants' only hope is if big Brandon Jacobs gets off for 180 yards and a couple of scores.