“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.