Archive for December 31st, 2012

WATERCOOLER CHAT: PLAYOFF PICTURE SET

FOOTBALL

The NFL playoff picture is set and the big quarterback stories of the year have added to the drama.

NFC

The Washington Redskins QB , rookie phenom, Robert Griffin III (RGIII), amazed us all year with his big performances and has now led his team to the top of the NFC East by beating the archival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.  The Redskins will host the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday in the first round of the playoffs. The winner plays the Atlanta Falcons on the 13th.

The Minnesota Vikings (with a tremendous rushing season from Adrian Peterson, although he fell a bit short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record established in 1984)  grabbed the NFC Wild Card spot. They will take on the Green Bay Packers next Saturday. The winner will play the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday the 12th. The 49ers are looking solid with their new QB, Colin Kaepernick.

AFC

Peyton Manning fans (including myself) were rooting for him to lead his new team, the Denver Broncos, to a big year.  All indications are that he didn’t lose a beat after his neck injury and helped his team secure a bye in the first round of the AFC playoffs.

Andrew Luck, the Stanford phenom who took Peyton Manning’s place at the helm in Indianapolis, secured a wild card spot against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The winner plays the Denver Broncos on the 12th.

Rounding out the rest of the AFC. The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Spot with the winner playing the New England Patriots on Sunday the 13th.

 

 

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