If there's any upside to the Packers exit from the playoffs it's that we've got a stress free weekend of football watching. So who am I rooting for? Well since I've been branded a "hater" for keeping it real regarding players like Tim Tebow I had to use a process of elimination. It basically comes down to the team that bothers me the least.
With four teams remaining here's a look at the NFL Draft order through the divisional round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Packers the offseason begins a few weeks too early and due to the early exit Green Bay will select 28th.
New Orleans is the place to be this weekend with two big games over a space of three days. It begins tonight with the Lions-Saints NFC Wild Card in a game that will go a long way in shaping up the Super Bowl race. The general thinking is New Orleans is the biggest threat to the Packers and a huge question will be can Detroit perform well in the spotlight? So far the answer has been no. Thus a Detroit win should be both a surprise and a relief to Packers fans.
Merry Christmas and welcome to a stretch that will feature football on TV for the next 12 days. That takes us through Weeks 16 & 17 as well as most of the bowls. Here's a quick rundown of what's at stake today:
Bowl season heats up starting tonight and each day gets better through the end of December. We understand that not every bowl has the sizzle of a BCS matchup but there are a few goodies to keep your eye on.
Bowl season begins today with a trio of bowls and the NFL is back in action tonight as well. I'll be tweeting about on the bowls, the NFL Draft, random Seinfeld quotes, pop quizzes on Jaguar receivers, and the playoff race. Join the fun and follow me through the holidays and into 2012.
We're back to a four-way tie with Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New England and Houston all at 10-3. By virtue of an 8-2 conference record the Texans hold the edge for top spot in the AFC. Also the Texans have at long last clinched the South so you can scratch that off your bucket list. Baltimore would be the two seed and New England third due to common opponents tiebreaker.
Let me preface this by saying I don't have an official vote for the Heisman, though I don't know why, I'm just as well-credentialed as Professor Lance Allan. Nevertheless, after a season's worth of football viewing here's how I see it:
Week 14 begins tonight with Cleveland at Pittsburgh. The Steelers are in the thick of the AFC playoff picture as one of four teams tied with a 9-3 record. Then there's five other teams tied at 7-5. This is an excellent opportunity to brush up on the NFL tiebreakers.