This is the debut of Miguel’s Friday Thoughts. Every Friday, I will be giving my intake on what’s going on around the sports world.
Let’s kick things off with the wild-card playoff matchups for this weekend. The first matchup is between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. As much as I like JJ Watt but the Chiefs will be the commander-in-chief for this game. They have a better defense and they have been red hot lately despite their slow start. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1993. It’s about time to end the streak.
However, I do not wish the same for the Cincinnati Bengals, who haven’t won a playoff game since the early 90s. Steelers are the most dangerous team entering the AFC Playoffs. With Andy Dalton out, Bengals don’t want no part of the Steelers. Big Ben with arguably the best receiver in the game Antonio Brown, could give the Bengals some serious trouble this weekend. No. 6 Steelers were also the No. 6 seed in the 2005 AFC Playoffs, which they defeated the Bengals and made a run to the Super Bowl. Deja Vu again? Maybe so.
The Seattle Seahawks are the team that everyone should be worried about. No disrespect to the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals, but my point is that THEY ARE COMING!!! Russell Wilson has only thrown one interception in the last couple of games of the regular season. Beast Mode will return for Sunday’s game against Minnesota Vikings and their defense is back to their old self. Seahawks have a legitimate chance of going to a third straight Super Bowl.
As for Green Bay and Washington Redskins, I’m going with the much more experience and the bad man of Aaron Rodgers. Kirk Cousins has done a good job with the Redskins but I’m not sold on him and the team to come through in these playoffs.
This is probably the first time in all of my 16 years watching football that I have all the road teams winning the wild-card round.
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