My predictions for Saturday’s Wild Card round games

It’s time for the playoffs once again! Here are my quick predictions on today’s games.

The Chiefs beat the Texans in Week 1.

KANSAS CITY (5) VS HOUSTON (4)

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the NFL season. The two teams are very different entering their matchup on Saturday. The Chiefs are riding this amazing winning streak, having won their last 10 games. The offense isn’t mind blowing but the team is not making mistakes and that comes from the leadership of Alex Smith. The offense isn’t making big plays but are consistently moving up and down the field. This is the time for the receivers to step up big time.

Houston however could spoil all of that with their strong defense. Once again, the attention will be on J.J. Watt and to see how much pressure he can put on the offensive line. That should focus the attention of the game to Brian Hoyer and how he can run the Texans offense. The running game will be huge for the Texans but look for DeAndre Hopkins to be a huge factor in the passing game for Houston.

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Arian Foster uses Twitter to tell us a joke and that he’s breaking the law

Twitter is fun and if you use it right, it can be an outlet to tell jokes. For Arian Foster, it’s that and to also tell people that he broke the law.

Well there you go. I bet next time you’ll follow the steps that Darnell Dockett took.

Should Texans start over with Gary Kubiak fired?

The Texans have to clean house now. I don’t know if they can sustain mediocrity as a mid-level team with playoff talent. On the roster, they have the talent (especially on defense) to be a strong contender for years to come. But overall, they are just not good enough to be that team.

Unfortunately, the Texans likely will draft a new quarterback to run the team. Arian Foster can never seem to stay healthy and Andre Johnson’s talents are wasting away. There’s a lot of changes on the horizon and who knows if the new head coach will change everything up?

As it appears right now, the Texans are in the crossroads. Milk out whatever potential talent they have left or start fresh with a new regime. It would be easy just to stick with what they have and hope maybe they can catch lightning in the bottle. But it doesn’t look like this team has what it takes.

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My predictions for Sunday’s Divisional round games

Round 2 of the playoffs are here! With that said, here are my quick predictions on today’s games.

Beast Mode will destroy the Falcons.

SEATTLE (5) VS ATLANTA (1)

The Falcons have all the pressure in the playoffs to get that albatross off their back. Their past playoff failures will be magnified with a microscope as they are the #1 seed. Can their passing attack beat the Seahawks? Matt Ryan has all the tools to have a fantastic day but the running game is the concern. Michael Turner has not been used as much and this time with Jacquizz Rogers is looking more split.

But the Falcons have a fantastic defense themselves and that will be a challenge to stop a very dangerous Marshawn Lynch. But I won’t forget that rookie Russell Wilson has played great ball this year and has developed this passing attack very well. Sidney Rice could be a big factor in this game.

However, I will take the popular pick in Seattle because they are playing the best football in my opinion right now and I just don’t think Atlanta has shown enough to prove that their past failures are behind them.

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My predictions for Saturday’s Wild Card round games

It’s time for the playoffs! With that said, here are my quick predictions on today’s games.

A rematch of last year’s playoffs.

CINCINNATI (6) VS HOUSTON (3)

This is a very unique matchup because we have the Bengals coming in hot (7-1 in last 8 games) and the Texans not so hot (1-3 in last 4 games). What I like when it comes to playoff games are the underdog teams that are coming in on a hot streak.

With that said, I like the Bengals and what they bring to the table. They have one of the best wideouts in the game along with an up and coming quarterback that is starting to find his own niche in the league. They provide a tough attitude and a strong approach to the game.

However, the Texans are a very good team despite stumbling into the playoffs. Their defense is very solid with a pass rushing monster in J.J. Watt leading the charge. Offensively, if Matt Schaub can get hot early, especially with play actions, that should open up the running game for Arian Foster.

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