It’s time for the playoffs once again! Here are my quick predictions on today’s games.
SEATTLE (6) VS MINNESOTA(3)
The Seattle Seahawks are one team to be on the lookout for as we begin the playoffs. Russell Wilson has looked impressive in the second half of the season after looking average to begin the year. The entire team has looked a lot better and the emergence of Doug Baldwin has given the offense a big push. Another great sign for the Seahawks is Marshawn Lynch’s return. We don’t know how much he will get to play but he will have a big impact on the game no doubt.
Teddy Bridgewater needs to be on his A-game to give the Vikings a chance. That offensive line will have to be supber in protecting him and giving rushing leader Adrian Peterson any chance at getting the offense going. The Vikings’ defense, especially the secondary. will have to be the X-factor in this game and they are hoping possibly that the weather might help them out in some capacity.
This game will come down to which team can avoid the most mistakes in the game. With the Seahawks’ recent success and experience in the playoffs in the past two years, I believe they will be ready to take on this task.
SEAHAWKS WIN 27-13
GREEN BAY (5) VS WASHINGTON (4)
The Green Bay Packers appeared to be on their way to the playoffs with their 6-0 start but found themselves limping into the big dance. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been that great and the running game has suffered. The big test for the Packers is finding some kind of consistency on offense and it starts with Eddie Lacy. Defensively, they will have to step up big time against the Redskins offense that is finding their momentum.
Kirk Cousins has a lot of confidence in his receivers and the return of a healthy DeSean Jackson paid dividends down the stretch. The Redskins will look to employ a strong passing attack with Jordan Reed, who could explode for a big game against the Pack. The Redskins run defense is also going to be a big task for the Packers and that could set the tone in terms of field position early on.
The Packers are limping into the playoffs and it doesn’t look like they have figured it out yet. I see the Redskins’ momentum carry on to the next round.
REDSKINS WIN 20-14