…so here we have all these teams, and I’m looking this morning – and I could go on and on about Brady, but I’ll do that later, but the one thing that jumps out to me is that – if you look at all the NFC seeds. Atlanta is your #1 seed, Bear # 2, Eagles, Seahawks, Saints and Packers, then in the AFC its Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Chiefs, Ravens and Jets.
If I had to rank all the teams, in terms of power rankings, I’d go #1 New England, #2 Pittsburgh/Atlanta, #4 Baltimore, # 5 Saints, #6 Eagles, # 7 Packers, #8 Jets, # 9 Bears, # 10 Colts, # 11 Kansas City, #12 Seahawks…I am a complete seller on the Colts, I am an absolute seller on them. They are 4 sacks away from being 30th in the NFL in sacks, they can’t stop anyone against the run, they are next to last in interceptions…what does this all mean? They don’t make QB’s uncomfortable. The teams in these playoffs that will advance make the other QB uncomfortable and because of that, I’m a huge seller on the Colts.
The other two things that jump out to me in these playoffs…The New Orlean Saints, if you like to gamble on football, is a pretty good dark horse team. They are going to go to Seattle, and let’s be honest here. In Seattle, in the Seattle Times, fans were asked “would you rather lose the game to the Rams and get a better draft pick or win the game and go to a playoff game at home” The fans of Seattle voted “we’d rather lose the game” In the history of the NFL, no fan base has ever gone and voted “we’d rather lose and not get a home playoff game”
So the Saints are going to win that game and win it comfortably. Then they go home and probably play, in the South at least if not at home, they’ll go to Atlanta and play the falcons, two field goal games…first two games, you [New Orleans] know they’re personnel…they are a very good dark horse team. Atlanta is my pick, since pre-season, to get to the Superbowl and I’m going to stick with that. I took Atlanta, nobody else would, but New Orleans is a very interesting dark horse team.
So the first thing that jumps out at me, I’m a total seller on the Colts and the second thing being – keep your eyes on the Saints and the third thing that jumps out at me, once again Aaron Rogers, who I’ve been told by many is unbelievable and a hall of famer, is every bit as good as Tom Brady….once again, we’re looking at Aaron Rogers…one and done! He’s becoming the Luke Olson of NFL QB’s…one and done!
I don’t think Green Bay is going to Philadelphia and winning that football game. Andy Reid….unbelievable! Opening game of playoffs and bye weeks…he’s the best coach in the NFL, next to Belicheck on opening playoff games and bye weeks. So Aaron Rogers, once again, I’m told he’s great, his fantasy numbers are amazing….one and done! At some point Aaron, you’ve gotta win a playoff game….if you want to be compared to Manning, Breeze, Big Ben and Brady…you gotta win a playoff game.
So, I’m a seller on teh Colts, I’m a little bit of a dark horse fan of the Saints, and are we – 4 days from today, going to be saying “Aaron Rogers, once again, is one and done in the playoffs” When for 5 years, I’ve been lectured on “he’s the next Tom Brady”