1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday “NFL Playoff Preview”
“Big Boy Football”
On we go to the second round of the NFL playoffs with the elite teams facing each other. Most everybody playing this weekend is red-hot.
..San Francisco has won 11-in a row…Rookie QB-Brock Purdy is now (7-0) as a starter with a (16-4) TD-interception ratio…That Niners defense had 47-sacks and 33-takeaways…SF will put stress on the Cowboys offense but has to win the war at the line of scrimmage…Dallas’ defense has 56-sacks and 34 takeaways so this will be a war upfront infront of Purdy….Dak Prescott is coming off that (25-33) passing game…and his offense looked razor sharp last weekend….What a showdown we have.
..The bye week was huge for Philadelphia-giving QB-Jalen Hurts and OG-Lane Johnson an extra week to heal injuries…Hurts has (4461APY) and his WRs Davonte Smith-AJ Brown have a combined (173R-18TD)…Add in a strong run game and they are complete….So is that defense that has 70-quarterback sacks and 27-takeaways and holds teams to 37% conversions on third downs…Giants QB-Daniel Jones has had a breakout season (4294APY) and is facing that Eagles defense for a third time…Do they have enough juice left to handle the Eagles?
..Which set of stats wows you the most? Patrick Mahomes is (72-19) as a starter in KC…His offense is averaging (413YPG)..The Chiefs are hitting on 49% of their 3rd down conversions…Mahomes set a single season passing record (5250Y-41TDs)…..and in 4-divisional games he is (4-0) with 9TD-0 Interceptions…And we haven’t talked yet about Kelce-JuJu-Scantling-Pacheco or McKinnon….The Jags’ Trevor Lawrence has had a great year (4401Y-29TD) and they have won 6-straights and 7-of-8 in this surge to credibility….Arrowhead is so tough to play in…The Chargers should have been playing in this game-but that’s another column for another time..
..Winter weather in the forecast for this weekend has to play in Buffalo’s favor…Josh Allen now has (4635APY-38TD) but has 22-turnovers..But maybe it doesn’t matter-his offense has 54TDs…The Buffalo Mafia defense 44-sacks-29 takeaways…Buffalo has so many weapons thru the air, plus 2-backs and Allen running it himself….The Joe Cool offense in Cincinnati has been so explosive..The Bengals have won 8-in a row and 10-of-11…Burrow has (4684P) to go with 36-TDs but he has been sacked 48-times…and Cincy is converting 49% of their 3rd downs too…This could be wild if the weather does not interfere.
Wildcard Weekend was fun, but this is Big Boy Football this weekend.