Green Bay overcame an early deficit to eventually trounce the New York Giants in the Wild Card round, sending the team to Dallas to take on the top-ranked team in the NFC.
Oakland played right into the Texans hands by running the football and not allowing Connor Cook a chance to get acclimated to the game. At least one game this weekend, though, is expected to be a blowout. Ryan could very well make good on his stellar regular season with a legacy-changing postseason run, but as of now, the track record just isn't there, especially when you consider that he posted two or more giveaways in four of his five playoff games thus far.
Sunday's matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers might end up being the best game of Divisional Round Weekend. He also has eight playoff wins in that span, more than anyone in the league.
The Cowboys and Packers both field quality offenses and feature numerous offensive weapons between them.
All four games are rematches from the regular season, which provides a frame of reference but doesn't make the pickin' any easier.
I think it's just too hard for a rookie QB to lead his team to the title.
The flip side here is that neither team boasts a truly elite defense. The Cowboys have been the best team in the NFC all year. But Dallas has the rushing attack to take control of this game early on, and you get the feeling that Rodgers has to maintain his current other-worldly form for the Packers to win on the road.
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Rodgers and the Packers have been on fire lately. Jordy Nelson's injury should not be a factor in terms of the points these two teams hang on the scoreboard.
While the Texans have an uphill battle in their quest to reach the AFC Championship game against either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Pittsburgh Steelers, should the entire New England Patriots staff call in sick on Saturday night, the Dallas Cowboys are the number one seeded team in the NFC and are favored to defeat the Green Bay Packers this weekend in Dallas. It's interesting to watch the increasing interest from Boston over the past 45 days, as it seemed more and more likely the Patriots would once again be headed to another Super Bowl, the seventh of Tom Brady's career. If you like points, this is the game for you.
The Seahawks were 26-24 winners over the Dirty Birds back in October, but that game was at CenturyLink Field and ended with a controversial breakup of a pass intended for Julio Jones.
The Steelers are coming off an impressive 30-12 win over the Dolphins in the wild-card round, but will get a much-improved Chiefs team this weekend. While we doubt we'll be seeing another shutout, we're not sure the Houston offense-which is rated just 29th overall by Pro Football Focus-is going to have a lot of success, either. He wasn't very effective but the Texans couldn't stop LeGarrette Blount, who scored twice. It's tough to pick against them in the postseason, but.... If this happens, New England might be content to escape with something like a 24-10 victory. Patriots 37, Texans 7. Home field advantage is more meaningful in this game perhaps than any other in this round of the playoffs. One is the fact that while the Cowboys are sound against the pass, they do have a tendency to surrender yards.
Aaron Rodgers has found whatever was missing through the first half of the regular season. I really like the Falcons to win, and win comfortably.
"We feel great about our team".
"We're not trying to settle vendettas and things of that nature". On the first play of overtime, Palmer connected with Larry Fitzgerald for a 75-yard completion to move the ball to the Packers 5-yard line. We expect a similar output from the quarterback at minimum, regardless of the game's eventual outcome.