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Happy Championship Sunday

We have two really great games on tap today. But you know, I’ve not been really good at figuring out who will win these playoff games. … But, I’m going to discuss it anyway!

Packers v. Falcons. 

It appears both teams are on quite a roll right now.

I say appears, because if we’re honest – It’s Aaron Rodgers that is playing like a man on a mission.

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A man with a rather large chip on his shoulder. A guy who has been getting ridiculed in the media for being aloof. Not having the greatest relationship with his family. And the only reason we know about that is because his brother was on The Bachelor. …

Good grief.

It would be a completely legit complaint about the quarterback … if it was adversely impacting his performance. Thing is … It’s not. He is playing much better than people who have seemingly better relationships with their family.

Atlanta on the other hand is a team that is playing with that same chip on their collective shoulders. Matt Ryan seems to want to lead this bunch of guys to a Super Bowl. Because … honestly? It’s about damn time he did!

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Matt Ryan is an amazing quarterback. An amazing quarterback who should be an amazing Super Bowl champion quarterback.

This game is going to be high scoring and really freaking close. And it’s a complete toss up.

And then, there is tonight’s game …

Steelers vs. Patriots

They are playing at Foxboro but I still don’t think that is enough with Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers playing so well.

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And then there is the whole I don’t care much for the Patriots with Rob Gronkowski isn’t playing…

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I’m pulling for the Steelers in this one…

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Time

NFL Playoffs time, you guys!

It’s NFL Wild Card weekend and lots of fun games are on the slate. Let’s talk some football!

Saturday games first.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans – 3:35 p.m. Central on ESPN

Alex Smith versus Brian Hoyer? Goodness. It would be interesting to see Alex Smith actually step up in an important game and do better than mediocre. Probably harsh, but Smith is playing a Texans defense led by J.J. Watt.

And if DeAndre Hopkins get the ball, forget about it! He’s had 11 TDs this season. He’s been amazing and I see that continuing in this wild card match-up in Houston.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 7:15 p.m. Central on CBS

Pittsburgh will be without running back DeAngelo Williams. But, I think they will be fine as long as Ben Roethlisberger connects with his other targets… Ok, Antonio Brown.

The Bengals will be playing without QB Andy Dalton. They are going with A.J. McCarron.

Yeah, I don’t know. The Bengals had been doing so well this season. Without Dalton, a win seems daunting. If McCarron steps up and hooks up with A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert, et. al., Bengals fans may have nothing to worry about.

Either way, this game should be entertaining.

Let’s move on to the Sunday games.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings 12:05 p.m. Central on NBC

This game should be fun! Sure, it’s not going to be Adrian Peterson vs. Marshawn Lynch. That’s disappointing. But Teddy Bridgewater against Russell Wilson? Two of the hot young quarterbacks in the NFL going head to head? I love it!

Russell Wilson. Intimidating. Rawr.

The Vikings have been on fire lately. They could very well shock the world and move on in the playoffs. But. Wilson and the Seahawks have been in the Super Bowl the last couple of years. They have done well this season. And Wilson just seems to kick it into high gear once the postseason comes. Experience does matter. But being on fire at the right moment matter too.

This game should be great. The only bad spot is that it’s being broadcast on NBC and you have to listen to Cris Collinsworth. I, for one, can totally do without Cris Collinsworth. He is the worst. THE WORST!

Green Bay Packers vs. Washington D.C.’s NFL Team 3:40 p.m. Central on Fox

This game has all the makings of an upset that shouldn’t really be considered an upset. Washington is 9-7 while the Pack is 10-6. But. The Packers have not played well the past few weeks and Washington has played shockingly amazing.

Yes, Kirk. I like that!

So, I am pretty excited about the Sunday set of games! Should be awesome!

Which games are you looking forward to? Thoughts on Cris Collinsworth?