UNITED STATES—What a weekend of football America, what a weekend. It seems the teams that you want to see go far, always come up short. I mean I hate the Dallas Cowboys, but watching them methodically dismantle the Seattle Seahawks was awesome to watch. Even if I hate a team, when they are playing good football I cannot deny them the accomplishment. I mean the Cowboys have been riveting the last few weeks; I mean they defeated the New Orleans Saints people, one of the best teams in the league right now if you ask me.
I mean watching Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott make plays to put their team in a position for the victory was as astonishing. That is the one thing I love about the NFL and football in general; you can have those moments that leave you astonished and just talking about it for weeks to come. That brings me to the Chicago Bears battle against the Philadelphia Eagles. Look, I know the Eagles are the defending champs, but I was really rooting for the Bears; I wanted to see them advance especially after the season they had. I mean I was still baffled that a team that was 12-4 was playing in a Wild Card game, but that is a conversation for another day people.
The game was so close, with Philly leading by a single point, all the Bears had to do was deliver a field goal, but their kicker missed it and by just a mere distance, making the defeat that much tougher to watch. It always and I mean always sucks to see a team you’re rooting for lose, but it stings more when you try to tell yourself, if only this or that would have transpired, the outcome would have been vastly different. So with that said, the Cowboys and Eagles advance to the next round, and I prefer to not even chat about the battles between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans or the Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens.
Why? The Colts, I never had a doubt would win that game, and the same applied for the Chargers. The Chargers just ran amuck with the Ravens from the start of the game until the final moments. Did things look close? Of course, but the momentum the Chargers had throughout the game was impressive. I will admit I am interested in the upcoming Divisional games for the AFC and NFC because the matchups look like lots of fun. I mean you have the Eagles battling the Saints, the Chargers against the New England Patriots, Dallas facing off against the Rams and the Colts battling the Kansas City Chiefs.
To me we have the best of the best fighting for the ultimate prize in the NFL: a chance to play in the Super Bowl. I would totally be lying if I told you I would love to see the Patriots get stumped by the Chargers. I mean I do NOT want to see another matchup of the Eagles and the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Sorry, I don’t need to see history repeat itself. So if those 2 teams are taken out I will be a happy camper to say the least.
The games on Sunday might be the talk of the town, but I’m more intrigued by the games on Saturday because I think the Colts, Chiefs, Cowboys and Rams are going to deliver some football that we’ll be talking about for days, weeks or months after the games conclude. Playoffs are here people and this is when you see the craziest plays and some of the best football of the season. Have fun!