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By now, everyone knows about "Survivor" and "The Weakest Link." The NFL has something similar to those shows. It's called the Playoffs (or as Jim Mora, Sr. would say, "Playoffs? Are you kidding me?" Playoffs?"). There are some really good matchups this weekend. Hope everyone has their chips and beer kegs purchased and the hot wings and pizzas ordered and NO "Honey Do" lists, ladies. We've got some burping and football to watch this Saturday and Sunday.
Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks - These two haven't met since the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl a while back. The 'Skins were given up for dead, given all the problems that team had (the timeout fiasco, Sean Taylor's death) and they rose to the occasion when they needed to. Seattle, on the other hand, could have used another shot of espresso against Atlanta last week. I think that Holmgren's bunch will be playing a bit on the pissed off side and will take it out on their visitors from the nation's capital. Going with Seattle, although Washington will put up a fight.
Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers - The Titans, who are nothing more than Houston Oiler escapees, backed their way into the playoffs. It would have been nice to see the Browns in the playoffs, but as Mick Jagger once said, "You can't always get what you want." The Chargers, on the other hand, haven't won a home playoff game in a while. Time for that streak to end. Chargers BIG!
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - Pittsburgh has not played its best football of late, Jacksonville is the one team in the AFC that didn't win a division that scares me to death. If I were the Steelers, I would review every inch of game film from the last game these two teams met and break it down, clip by clip. Jacksonville played like they didn't fear the Steel Curtain the last time they met and they will treat Pittsburgh like a pillow fight at the Playboy Mansion. Jaguars, even though Ben and Company will try to make it a game.
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Okay, so the Giants did give New England a run for their money last Saturday night. I was somewhat impressed with Eli Manning and how they almost beat the bullies on the beach. Back to reality. Tampa Bay is not, repeat, is not New England. The only good thing is that they're playing in Florida. Buccaneers in a close one.