Round 2 of the playoffs! With that said, here are my quick predictions on today’s games.
Will the Broncos win the rematch?
BALTIMORE (4) VS DENVER (1)
Ray Lewis’ farewell tour is extended for one more game. Sadly, it looks like that it will end right there. The top-seeded Broncos will host the Ravens and it looks like the best team in the AFC has all the tools to win this one easily.
Not only has Peyton Manning returned to play at an MVP level, but he’s also leading a Broncos offense that looked so weak last year into a dangerous weapon. Let’s not forget what the defense is all about too. This Broncos team is very dangerous after having won their last 11 games.
Joe Flacco needs to match Manning to have any chance to win this game. The running game has to help him out as well but this will come down to the quarterback play. The Ravens lost their game against the Broncos during their meeting in the regular season and it appears to be the same result this weekend.
Tonight, Peyton Manning will play in an NFL game for the first time since January 2011. It’s been a long time but for us football fans, we’re glad he’s back.
Sure he’s not with the Colts and we don’t know how his neck will hold up, but the fact that Manning is on the field and back in action reminds us of how lucky we are to have witnessed this legend’s amazing skills throughout the years.
He might not be the same. He could be Joe Namath with the Rams and all this will just be ugly. Or this could be like Kurt Warner on the last leg of his career taking a team back to the playoffs.
I don’t know what’s in store for Manning, but at least we have that opportunity to watch it unfold once again.
Patrick Willis apparently has changed his number and will challenge Frank Gore for the starting running back spot.
When the clock struck midnight and it was officially April 1, I immediately ventured over to the NFL online shop to see what new merchandise Nike had in store. For the most part, the products they released weren’t too flashy but I think it was an improvement over Reebok.
It was also nice that they offered some player tees, which gave us a look into what potentially the new team jerseys would look like. There wasn’t anything worth noting but Nike did have some very serious mistakes on several items.
As you can see by the above photo, the Patrick Willis shirsey (shirt jersey) has the wrong number. Instead of #52, Willis has #25. Tarell Brown must have given Willis the OK to take his number and Frank Gore must be OK with Willis trying out at running back.
Which team will Peyton Manning choose?
I was just searching through the Internet and came across this picture. Pretty good Photoshop work from whomever created it.
I will guess that the body of the Titans player is Matt Hasselbeck. The Bronco one is definitely Tim Tebow. I want to say the third one is Alex Smith but the arms look too skinny. Maybe it’s not even a 49ers body.
This whole thing has gotten to the point where I am sick of it. Of course, since I am covering the 49ers, I have to pay attention to it. It’s not as crazy as FavreWatch, but it’s still pretty annoying.
Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow both have cult followers in their sport.
Apparently there have been comparisons between Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow recently. Why that is, I have no idea. The two aren’t even playing the same sport, so where does the comparison even begin?
- Tebow was a two-time champion in college football. Lin’s team never made the NCAA tournament.
- Tebow won the Heisman for being the best in his sport. Lin was never considered the best basketball player in college.
- Tebow was a top draft pick despite his “unconventional” style. Lin wasn’t even drafted and features a “normal” style of his play.
- Tebow has played for one team. Lin has played for four teams in less than two seasons.
- Tebow got starting experience in his rookie year. Lin never started a game in his rookie year.
- Tebow has taken his team to the playoffs. Lin has not done that.