Saturday, January 03, 2009

NFL Wild Card Weekend Sunday Games

Hopefully you saw the picks for te Saturday games, so here are the picks for Sunday.

Baltimore @ Miami - This ought to be good. I'd pay money to see this one. The Ravens have flown under the radar for most of the year but they put themselves in position to win last weekend and be in the playoffs. They have a rookie QB in Joe Flacco and a strong running game with Willis McGahee and Le'Ron McClain. Of course they have a monster of a defense with Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs as the main pieces. Their receiving core is a little thin with Derrick Mason hurting from an injured shoulder. Miami comes in with an underrated team. They don't dazzle at any one particular position on offense (outside of Ronnie Brown) and their defense is good but not spectacular. But when it counts, this TEAM wins games. They are the proverbial 'team you don't want to play'. Winner - Ravens.

Philadelphia @ Minnesota - Talk about second lives. The Eagles were pronounced dead on several occasions by me, but they someone pulled it together to make the playoffs. They don't bring too many surprises to the game. They have Donovan McNabb, Michael Westbrook, and a good/great defense. That's it. Real simple. They play a Vikings team that benched their starting QB only to find him leading them the past few weeks into the playoffs. They have a good running combo with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor and one of the best run defenses in the game. I think they did a good job just to make it into the playoffs but they just don't seem to be able to consistently put together a big enough string of games to go far. I like the Vikings, but for some reason, Donovan is leading his team. Winner - Eagles.

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