It’s time for the playoffs once again! Here are my quick predictions on today’s games.
Seahawks have won the last three meetings against the Vikings.
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.
Since taking over in 2012, Nike has overhauled the uniforms of five teams. Of those five, four of them have asymmetrical design elements.
The definition of symmetry, in terms of uniform design, is that if one side of the uniform is a certain designed a certain way, the opposite side should feature the same element. Asymmetry is one both sides don’t match.
Team wordmark on left shoulder, not on the right.
Wouldn’t that be one of the main rules that everyone should know about in the NFL? I am pretty sure that is an important rule that players should be aware of. I mean, I am sure the coaches should have relayed that before overtime began. Or maybe the officials reminded them of it, but this baffles me.
It’s no surprise that the players don’t know, but it’s still shocking that they don’t know that.
The league had a tie game last year. Donovan McNabb made it a big story several years ago.
Yet somehow, someway, this very important rule is not known by some players. In a story like this, nobody wins. They’re all losers.
I don’t have much of an opinion on these two new leaked sets since they both are simple and not complicated like the Jaguars.
But here are some thoughts.
Time to face the strange.
The Minnesota Vikings have decided to update their logo. They’re minor changes, but it’s a sign for things to come. Rumor has it a new uniform is in the works for this upcoming season.
Usually these kinds of changes are part of a total rebranding.
First, here are the details of their logo change to the Norseman:
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.
Chris Kluwe’s form of protest.
For all NFL games this week and next week, teams will wear a 50th anniversary patch for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It’s a nice gesture and I think it’s really appropriate to honor the history of the game.
But as you can see from the above picture, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe feels that the Hall of Fame is discrediting Ray Guy.
You can call it a humbling experience, although I don’t think the 49ers were cocky.
You can call it a wake up call, although I think the 49ers were pretty aware of what was going on.
You might even want to call it a game where the 49ers weren’t prepared, although I think Jim Harbaugh prepares for every game as well as any other coach.
But I know I can call this loss the the Minnesota Vikings the best thing that could happen to the San Francisco 49ers. In fact, I am glad that it happened. Instead of my crazy idea of a perfect season, the 49ers got the bad loss out of the way and now have a week in Youngstown to get their act together.
Asher Allen abruptly retired on Friday.
If you haven’t heard the news, Vikings cornerback Asher Allen retired from football on Wednesday. He was at a very young age of 24 and was a starter for the team. He ended last season on injured reserve due to concussion-related symptoms but claimed his decision to retire was not health related.
I can take his word for it that it wasn’t health-related but I don’t think that health didn’t factor somewhat into this decision. In fact, this reminds me a lot of Glen Coffee when he retired from the 49ers after one season.
I am afraid that this might be the common trend in the NFL. Whether it’s health or finance-related, players are starting to think long and hard about their future and if the toll the NFL takes on their body is worth it.