It’s that time of year again that everyone has been waiting for…..PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS?? YES…..THE NSFL PLAYOFFS! There are a ton of marquee matchupS this year that will have everyone on the edge of their seats and glued to the Twitch streams! Here is my take on what’s gonna go down.
#1. Arizona Cardinals with a ridiculous 1 loss record going into week 17 “14-1” and with MVP candidate Andre Ellington has solidified home field advantage which will make it tough for any opponent traveling to the desert.
#2. Green Bay Packers who comes into the playoffs as hot as any team in the league,they are riding a 12 game winning streak and with MVP front runner Eddy Lacy leading the charge I think the only thing that can slow them down is the bye week.
#3. Dallas Cowboys coming in the 3rd spot is a surprise to many. All year they were top dog but down the stretch they lost 2 of their last 4. Can T. Pryor and that high powered offense right the ship? Only time can tell.
#4. Atlanta Falcons with the worse record in the playoffs they come in as the classic “get hot at the right time” team. Beating two quality playoff teams on the way to clinching the NFC South and with the leading wideout in the NFL Desmon Cook, nobody wants to play the Falcons!
#5. St Louis Rams with a 12-3 record going into week 17 and with 2nd year QB Ono Neal still trying to find his way in the NFL, the Rams held their own in the tough NFC west. Was surviving in one of the toughest divisions in NSFL enough to prepare them for a deep playoff run?
#6. Two teams one spot remain for the final playoff spot. First Minnesota Vikings are on the outside looking in needing help with a 11-4 record going into a showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. After losing the SuperBowl in OT I would think not, having a chance to get back would hurt just as much. Second the 49ers also with a 11-4 record, control their own fate. Win and they’re in, even after dropping two of their last three. They play the NSFL’s best Arizona Cardinals who might just rest their players. Whoever gets the last spot I think will have a hard time advancing to the next round as there is some tough competition in the NFC.
#1. Denver Broncos with a 13-2 record clinching the #1 seed in the AFC, which is impressive in itself but with a rookie head coach, first year starter playing QB and a shaky offensive line one has to wonder will the inexperience catch up with them?
#2. Cleveland Browns with a 11-4 record going into the final week and after back to back, yea I said it back to back Super Bowls. They gotta be the favorites right? Well after a coaching change late in the season one has to question can they make it 3 in a row? They are still stacked and primed for a deep playoff run, and with “money” Manziel behind center anything is possible.
#3. Buffalo Bills with a 11-4 record clinched a playoff spot. With their high octane offense led by E.J. Manuel are back in the playoffs again. They have the playoff experience but will that be enough to get them over the hump? Watching this team all year from a far, I think this just might be their time.
#4. Jacksonville Jaguars with a 9-6 record entering the playoffs the Jags will get a home game, which is always a good thing but winning a underwhelming AFC South one has to wonder what are they gonna do in this years playoffs? I got news for you, the Jags did nothing but improve week in and week out. Going into Jacksonville for wildcard weekend won’t be easy. Archie Bailey and company will ready!
#5. Kansas City Chiefs with a 13-3 record they are no ordinary five seed. With one of the most dynamic running backs in the league Jamaal Charles the Chiefs are a dangerous playoff team. Playing in one of the toughest divisions in the league this year they held their own. With one of the best defenses in the league and a great ground game, I expect the Chiefs to travel and make noise this playoffs.
#6. San Diego Chargers with a 10-5 record going in to the final week The “SuperChargers” are a surprise to everyone. In what was suppose to be a rebuilding year, under new coaching staff lead by “The Natural” the Chargers have over achieved. They have a top 5 offense and a top 10 defense. They have to be a scary matchup for any opponent. I think the Chargers will give someone hell in the first round and possibly further, keep an eye on this team I’ve got a good feeling about them!
NSFL SUPER BOWL
After a great season of intense competition this is the time of year that gets every madden players juices flowing. This is why we play, to watch your guys raise the Lombardi Trophy. So after watching you guys all year I think I honestly think after a amazing season there is no way the Cardinals don’t make the Super Bowl out of the NFC. Coming out the AFC after a few years of coming up short I think the Buffalo Bills will break through and finally make it to the Super Bowl.
Arizona Cardinals vs Buffalo Bills