Hacksaw’s Great Sports Weekend Podcast
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“NFL WEEKEND–PUT UP–SHUT UP”
A pretty good weekend of games ahead of us
And we now find out who is for real and who has to go home
As if seeing what happened to Miami-Philadelphia-Dallas wasn’t enough
We get to see this
CHIEFS-BUFFALO…Hard to believe Patrick Mahomes has never played a road playoff game in his career. He is (10-2) in playoff games, all played at Arrowhead. Now he plays the Bills, the Bills defense, Josh Allen, the snow, the cold and 86,000-Bills fans on Sunday. There will be challenges. How does Kansas City defend the Bills? Spy Josh Allen, who has over (5,000) all purpose yards? Can KC’s secondary hold up in single coverage on Stefon Diggs and those two pass catching tight ends? How does the Bills defense control Mahomes from moving the pocket? Can the Bills double Travis Kelce and yet holdup to the deep passes Mahomes wants to throw to his receivers? If the weather turns bitter, will it be James Cook or Isaiah Pacheco who has the big game running the ball?
HOUSTON-BALTIMORE….What a great season the Texans have had, with the rookie season of QB-CJ Stroud and the dynamic pass catching campaign of WR-Nico Collins. But now Houston has to tee it up without their other top receivers, Noah Brown-Tank Dell, both out with surgeries. Then there is Lamar Jackson, running-throwing, his two pass catching TEs, and the 4-receivers, and a run game that is averaging (4.9YPC). And if that’s enough, the Ravens defense has 60-sacks and 31 takeaways.
GREEN BAY-49ERS…Jordan Love has been marvelous and the fact he has done this with an almost all rookie WR-TE group is amazing. The key may be can Aaron Jones-AJ Dillon run the ball on the Niners defense? Of course the Packers must put a lid on QB-Brock Purdy, all everything RB-Christian McCaffrey and the big play pass catch antics of Ayuik-Deebo-Kittle. And we haven’t even mentioned the Niners veteran laden defense.
LIONS-TAMPA BAY…Jared Goff finishing up an amazing bounceback season. Baker Mayfield wrapping up a save the career type campaign at quarterback. Detroit is so tough at home and so relentless. Nice run for Tampa, but the Bucs are just (2-5) vs elite teams this year, and now they face an elite team again in Detroit.
Who puts up and moves on? Who gets shut up and goes home?
It’s the playoffs come Saturday-Sunday…Ready-Set-Go.