Friday January 16th, 2015

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– Playoff Preview –

Green Bay-Seattle

In what would be an enormous challenge to begin with, the Packers now have an even tougher mountain to climb…QB-Aaron Rogers ailing left calf seems worse this week than at the same time last week…Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday….Seahawks are (9-0) in postseason play at Century Like Field…Seattle has won 25 of last 26-games played at home….Green Bay is (9-0) at Lambeau Field but just (4-4) on the road this season…Packers are (1-3) in Seattle since new stadium opened…Game matches #1-ranked Seattle scoring defense against Green Bay’s #1-ranked scoring offense…Packers averaging (386YPG) on offense against Seattle defense (267YPG)…..Seahawks offense (376YPG) goes against Packers defense that allowed (346YPG)…..Seattle’s defense has allowed just 5-offensive touchdowns in the last 7-games….QB-Russell Wilson has QB-rating (109) tops in the league….Rodgers (105QBR)-second best in league….Wilson (4614APY)…Rodgers (4697Y-41TD) passing this season…Keys to game-will Seahawks be able to play physical against Jordy Nelson-Randall Cobb….Will Seahawks blitz-pressure get to Rogers, who cannot scramble….Can Packers defense commit to stop Marshawn Lynch from big runs….Will Green Bay be able to keep Wilson in the pocket…Weather is decent for big game…52-degrees and some rain….Pick Legion of Boom to drop hammer on ailing Packers quarterback.  The Seahawks are going back to the show.

Indianapolis-New England

The Colts are just (2-8) in Foxoborgh…Andrew Luck is (0-3) with 6TD-8Int at Gillette Stadium….Patriots have pounded Colts last five games, scoring 31-31-42-43-59 points against Indianapolis….Patriots have won last 5-games against the Colts….Lucky (5402P-43TD)…Tom Brady (4476-36TD) passing this season….Brady is (13-3) in home playoff games….(19-8) in career postseason..Bill Belicheck goes for 21st career post season win….Indianapolis beat up in secondary with Vontae Davis-CB-with strained knee…CB-Greg Toler-ongoing groin problems…Indy LBs have good speed-but will be tested to cover Rob Gronkowski, Tim Wright, and secondary will be stretched to handle Julian Edelmen-Brandon LaFell-Danny Amendola….New England has pounded the ball with LeGarrett Blount against Colts front…Indy running game is running on empty-RB Dan Herron catching more balls out of backfield…42-degrees and light rain in forecast….Too much Patriots firepower-Colts don’t have enough people to slow down Pats offense or enough deep threat people on offense.  New England is going to another Super Bowl.

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