posted on Dec, 30 2008 @ 02:42 PM
2009 NFL Playoffs - Wild Card Round
New York Giants
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 4:30 PM EST
#5 Atlanta Falcons
#4 Arizona Cardinals
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 8 PM EST
#5 Indianapolis Colts
#4 San Diego Chargers
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 at 1 PM EST
#6 Baltimore Ravens
#3 Miami Dolphins
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 at 4:30 PM EST
#6 Philadelphia Eagles
#3 Minnesota Vikings
2009 NFL Playoffs - Wild Card Round Predictions
Atlanta at Arizona
I don't think Arizona can pull this off. They're slumping, and Atlanta is playing well. So although Arizona has a great offense, I don't think they
have enough in the tank to beat Atlanta.
Indianapolis at San Diego
It's a nice story and all that San Diego accomplished what they accomplished, but we all know that if home field in this game went to the better team
as opposed to the higher seed, this game wouldn't be in San Diego. It'll be close early on, but Indianapolis will pull away.
Baltimore at Miami
This one is tough. Miami is playing well, but Baltimore has a great defense. Instinct tells me to go with Miami, but I also can't help but think
Baltimore's defense will win this game for them.
Philadelphia at Minnesota
What Philadelphia did to fight back in to the playoff picture, then completely obliterate the Cowboys to get in, was impressive.
What this game basically comes down to is either team's weapons. Obviously this means Brian Westbrook and Adrian Peterson. Brian Westbrook has been
in this situation before. Adrian Peterson has not. Plus, Donovan McNabb has led his team to NFC championship games, while Tarvaris Jackson can barely
manage a regular season game.
Minnesota is not a huge home field advantage, and I honestly don't believe their team is a playoff caliber team. I believe they are only in the
playoffs because someone had to win the NFC North.
Do you have predictions? Post them!
[edit on 12/30/08 by NovusOrdoMundi]