There are four Wild Card games this weekend and eight teams capable of advancing to the divisional round.
The Carolina Panthers have dealt with a whole host of injuries over the course of the season. Now, they’re in the postseason and looking at very few injuries for the Wild Card Weekend game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
The Carolina Players were lucky to make the playoffs with a record of 7-8-1, but they won the NFC South and they are there. Now, if they defeat the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card round, then more than Thomas Davis will know what it’s like to notch a playoff victory as a Panther.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
The Seahawks are the hottest team in the NFL with a five-game win streak and the chance at a second straight NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And Seattle (11-4) has rediscovered having fun while re-establishing itself as the favorite in the NFC.
The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. The Super Bowl will be played in the same stadium where the Seahawks dominated the Cardinals 35-6 on Sunday night.
The Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night
While Russell Wilson has the uncanny ability to elude tacklers and make something out of nothing, the Seattle Seahawks would prefer to keep him clean in the pocket this Sunday night at Arizona. Protecting Wilson […]