By The Staff at SportsTalkFeed
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans everywhere, the NFL playoffs are finally here! This year’s playoff field is full of surprise teams and dominant contenders in both conferences which each team looking to make a statement. Wild Card weekend kicks off today with the Raiders taking on the Texans and the Seahawks going up against the Lions. It concludes on Sunday with the Dolphins going to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers and an intense Sunday Night Football game between the Packers and the Giants. Before all the festivities get going, we here at SportsTalkFeed would like to give you an indication as to how we think the playoffs will play out, more importantly who we think will be playing in Houston this year and who is going to take home the Lombardi trophy.
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Patriots vs Cowboys: The hottest QB in the league Tom Brady will face the hottest QB-RB rookie duo in league history in Houston in an offensive battle for the ages. The Cowboys will pull off what many would call an upset and defeat the Patriots 28-24.
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Raiders vs Cowboys: Raiders are going to pull off one of the best Cinderella stories in sports history and not only win on Wild Card weekend with Connor Cook but also go into New England and defeat the mighty Patriots. The Raiders won’t stop there however, I see them not only going to the Super Bowl but defeating the hottest team in the league this year, the Dallas Cowboys, on a game winning field goal. The final score will be 20-17 Raiders.
Jesse Inman: @jesseinman_ on Twitter
Chiefs vs Packers: This year will be a rematch of the first installment of the Super Bowl. Green Bay has the best and hottest QB in the NFL right now and that is a deadly combo. Green Bay will light up the scoreboard on their way to a Super Bowl berth to take on Kansas City. I have Kansas City winning this game for the same reason I have them getting there. That this Chiefs team has an ability to win a game by dominating any phase of a game. The offense has been steady enough all year to keep them in games, while the defense and special teams have helped them close out games against tough opponents. The Chiefs will be dynamic enough to keep up with the one dimensional Packers offense. Aaron Rodgers will be a wizard through the playoffs until he runs out of magic in the Super Bowl. The final score of the game will be 27-23 in favor of the Chiefs.
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Patriots vs Packers: I see the Patriots and Packers playing in a Super Bowl rematch but this time two of the most dominant QBs square off in Houston. The Packers defense has gotten a heck of a lot better and Rodgers has been heating up every week. He looks like he’ll make good on his promise to run the table. The Packers will take this one 35-27.
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Patriots vs Cowboys: The two most dominant teams in the NFL this year are looking to prove themselves dominant and march right to Houston for a Super Bowl match for the ages. The Patriots are looking to stick another one to Roger Goodell after Tom Brady finally served his four game suspension at the beginning of the year. The Cowboys are looking to prove that it doesn’t matter if you have rookies at the helm of your team, you can still be Super Bowl team. This game will not only be a meeting of the two most illustrious franchises in league history but also a meeting of three MVP candidates. The Cowboys stellar rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will run into the greatest QB to ever touch a football in Tom Brady and this will be the two rookies first true test. The major key for the Cowboys in this game will be their o-line. If they can make Donta Hightower, Jabaal Sheard and Trey Flowers look obsolete then Zeke will have a field day. Call me crazy but I think the true MVPs of this game will be Dez Bryant for the Cowboys and Michael Flyod for the Patriots. Throwing it back to Super Bowl 49 when Chris Matthews had a huge game for the Seahawks and would have probably won MVP if Seattle won, I see that same thing happening for both Flyod and Bryant. Much like when Dion Branch won the MVP for the Patriots I say the same will happen for Flyod. It will be an offensive battle and the Patriots will walk away the victors with the final score of 30-27.
Meanie Szabo: @BmSzabo
Patriots vs Packers: The two hottest QBs in the league will meet on the grandest stage of them all and it will come down to the final seconds on the game where Aaron Rodgers throws a game winning TD pass to upset the Patriots and win the Super Bowl 31-30.
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Packers vs Chiefs: Packers are coming in as the hottest team in the NFL and Aaron Rodgers is the MVP in my book. Andy Reid has done wonders in KC and he’s due for another Super Bowl appearance. They have the team that can win up in New England against the Patriots. It’s a rematch of the inaugural Super Bowl with the same result. The Packers won that game 35-10 and I say this time around the Pack will win a much closer game by the score of 35-31. Packers will bring the Lombardi trophy right back where it belongs in Titletown, Wisconsin.
Piero Fiorino: @PieroFiorino on Twitter
Patriots vs Giants: Giants have history on their side for the entire playoffs. The last time they made the Super Bowl was when they played on Wild Card weekend and if they can beat the Packers then I see them going on another run to the Super Bowl. I believe we’ll get the Patriots vs Giants for a third time. The Patriots will make it out of the AFC unscathed but run into their worst nightmare. The Giants have history on their side and they are the one team the Patriots do not want to face. Giants will take this one 27-23.
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Packers vs Patriots: Much for the same reason others are saying about this potential matchup but with a different result. The Patriots will take this one 31-27.
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Chiefs vs Falcons: People have already said why the Chiefs will walk out of the AFC as victors but the Falcons may come as a surprise to some. They aren’t the second seed in the NFC and have a potential MVP in Matt Ryan for nothing. Julio Jones will be huge for their playoff run but their run will end in defeat at the hands of the Chiefs. Kansas City will win 31-27.
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