It’s here everyone, the time of the year that we were all waiting for; it is playoff time! Ahh, playoff time; the time when the garbage is tossed aside and the best teams come out to play. It is also the time when teams with worse records than Wild Card teams end up hosting playoff games because they were the shiniest turd that rose to the top of their toilet bowl-like division. But regardless, it is still a great time of year with great football to be played.
For those who have been playing at home, Weekly Sports World finished the regular season with a total 146-106 record (minus the two Thursday Night games that I missed). Now, it’s time to move into the playoffs! So, without further ado, here are Weekly Sports World’s Weekly Picks for the first week of the 2015 NFL Playoffs;
Kansas City beats Houston: Kansas City is going into this game on a ten game winning streak, while Houston is squeaking into the playoffs after winning the lousy AFC South. I believe that KC will continue this run into the playoffs and beat Houston by a score of 24-17.
Cincinnati beats Pittsburgh: This will be an interesting matchup, with the Bengals more-than-likely starting AJ McCarron over the injured Andy Dalton. In addition to the injury conversation, the Steelers are currently keeping tabs on DeAngelo Williams after he left this previous week with an injured ankle. If he can’t go, this will become very challenging for Pittsburgh’s running game. But overall, I believe that the Bengals will prevail in a VERY CLOSE game; winning by a score of 21-17.
Seattle beats Minnesota: Minnesota gained the opportunity to host their first playoff game after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the last week of the regular season. But now, they face an even tougher opponent in the Seattle Seahawks, who have one of the top defenses in the league; especially against the rush. This will definitely put some pressure on Teddy Bridgewater, as AP will probably see a decrease in numbers because of the stout defense that Seattle has. Overall, I see Seattle moving on to the next round, as I have them winning this game in dominant fashion by a score of 31-17.
Green Bay beats Washington: This is going to be one of the closer games of the playoffs, as Green Bay hasn’t been themselves recently and Washington has been playing very well. Really, if I was setting up odds, I would call this a “pick-’em” game with how close they are. But, I believe that Aaron Rodgers is going to show up for this game and show why he is one of the most elite QB’s in the game today. In the end, this is going to be a shoot out, but I see the Pack winning this game by the hair; score 21-20.