Once the Wild Card Round is over, it’s time to take an initial look at the games that await us in the Divisional Round, next weekend.
Dear friends of IT, the Wild Card Round he left us good games and some important surprises.
Except for your best opinion, Los Angeles Rams –who just two weeks ago lost to the New York Jets– gave an immaculate performance to defeat their division champion, Seattle Seahawks.
The Baltimore Ravens defeating Tennessee Titans It is not a surprise, but it was the victory of another team as a visitor.
What of the Cleveland Browns, without a head coach and without training during the week due to COVID-19 issues, and hitting the Pittsburgh Steelers… Okay.
Now the Ronda Divisional brings very attractive pairings. Let’s review them:
The Rams will have a difficult visit to the “frozen tundra” of Green Bay on Saturday.
Sean McVay, head coach of the Rams, gave a lecture on how to prepare a game to defeat the experienced Seattle at home. However, it seems unlikely to repeat the performance now against the Packers.
The ground attack of The Angels with Cam Akers helped control the game clock to his advantage. Now, they must repeat it to keep the quarterback out of the field as long as possible Aaron Rodgers.
Even so, it will be interesting to see the confrontation between the defense of the Rams and the offensive of Green Bay, commanded by the almost Most valuable Player it’s from the season, Rodgers.
By sharing the South Division from National Conference, will be the third meeting between these two teams in the year.
In regular season games, Saints caused three exchanges of the ball. To a large extent that was one of the reasons for the defeats of the Bucs before New Orleans.
I don’t think the party is loaded this time towards Saints, although they are still favorites. Let us remember that Saints they’ve suffered unlikely playoff eliminations in recent years.
One of them for a failed tackle by Marcus Williams a Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings the call ‘Minnesota Miracle‘. Another, for unmarked interference against Chauncey Gardner-Johnson of the Rams. Gardner-Johnson now play for New Orleans.
It will be a third duel between Tom Brady and Drew Brees, who will turn 42 this January 15.
To lose the Saints, this could be the last game in the career of Brees. He will apparently announce his retirement at the end of the season.
The champions will face at home a team that has become a threat in recent weeks.
Cleveland arrives with morale in high gear, after defeating twice in eight days the Steelers.
Much credit to a team that could not count on its head coach, Kevin Stefanski, for positive for COVID-19. They were also unable to train at their facilities due to the same situation.
Even so, I keep the magic of Patrick mahomes and his coach Andy Reid. The offensive deck of Kansas City is awesome.
There is room to ask if the three-week break from Mahomes it might affect your pace, but I don’t think that’s the case.
Baltimore it has been an uncomfortable team.
That of “no one wants to face …” applies to these Ravens, who arrive encanchados and motivated.
The offensive led by Lamar Jackson that weeks ago was predictable, now it looks unstoppable. The defense remains highly respected and will face an offense spearheaded by the sensation of the year.
For its part, Josh Allen, Great player! The Bills They have practically no running attack, and it all goes through Allen’s arm and decisions.
Last year, the quarterback of Buffalo had 20 touchdown passes. This season he raised the figure to 37.
But it was not the only thing. Allen He is also the leader of this team.
Good proof that the Bills, but I have no doubt that they will reach the End of Conference.
Logic says that the locals are favorites, not because of playing in their field, since the public in the stands this year is not a factor, but they should win because they are supposed to be the best.
But this is the NFL, the hardest league to predict.