SATURDAY

Kansas City
Chiefs
New England
Patriots

After shutting out the Houston Texans in a WILD wildcard weekend the Kansas City Chiefs head to New England to try and knock off the defending champion New England Patriots. The Chiefs are the hottest team in the NFL right now, they are on a eleven (11) game win streak but they come into this game with their top weapon at receiver, Jeremy Maclin being limited with a high ankle sprain. While the Patriots get Julian Edelman back as well as a few others that will be joining the team. Tom Brady and the Pats look to head to the second consecutive AFC Championship.

CHIEFS KEYS TO WINNING:
  • Use your top target TE Travis Kelce
  • Win the fight up front; Balanced offense
  • Force takeaways and turn them into Points
PATRIOTS KEYS TO WINNING:
  • Heavy dose of Tom Brady
  • Spread the field; Use all your weapons on offense
  • Chandlers gotta disrupt

Prediction: Chiefs 23, Pats 28

Green Bay
Packers
Arizona
Cardinals

The primetime game tonight is the Green Bay Packers who were the underdogs in last weeks win against the Division champion Redskins. The Packers still have last years MVP QB Aaron Rodgers and despite not having all of his weapons on offense Green Bay looks to knock off the second seeded Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has all the tools they need to beat the Pack starting out with their high powered offense, with Carson Palmer at the helm this team looks to advance to the NFC Championship.

PACKERS KEYS TO WINNING:
  • Let if fly Aaron Rodgers
  • Create mismatches on offense
  • Win the matchup up front; Defense force Turnovers
CARDINALS KEYS TO WINNING:
  • Play smart Carson Palmer
  • Balanced offensive attack
  • Strong redzone defense; 3 points or nothing

Prediction: Packers 17, Cardinals 30

SUNDAY

Pittsburgh
Steelers
Denver
Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers barely made it past the Cincinnati Bengals last week and despite the win they came away with more losses as the look to knock off the top seeded Denver Broncos. Leading receiver Antonio Brown was injured and will be out of this week’s game with a concussion, also hurt was starting QB Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers will have Big Ben and the Broncos will have their starter back Peyton Manning as the two square off in a Denver showdown that should highlight the two teams defenses.

Steelers keys to winning:
  • Heavy dose of T&T (Touissant and Todman)
  • Protect Big Ben
  • Win the Turnover/Takeaway battle
Broncos keys to winning:
  • Peyton Manning No Turnovers
  • Keep the Steelers offense on the sideline
  • Pressure the Tackles with Speed on D

Prediction: Steelers 24, Broncos 21

Seattle
Seahawks
Carolina
Panthers

Two of the hottest quarterbacks face off in what should be a nail biter in Carolina when the Seattle Seahawks look to knock off the top seeded Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton should be the NFL’s MVP this season but Russell Wilson has been on an electric streak and has played lights out in the second half of the season.

SEAHAWKS keys to winning:
  • Do what you do on Offense Russell Wilson; CREATE
  • Take the ball away from number 1
  • Disguise the coverages
Panthers keys to winning:
  • Cam Newtown has to be Super Cam; TO free football
  • Win the fight upfront
  • Defense has to get turnovers

Prediction: Seahawks 17, Panthers 21

Written by MrBlogorDie

Founder of Blogordiepgh.com and Blogordie.net

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