Yesterday I showed what a tool I can be when it comes to predicting football games. Home field advantage? No such thing. Better record? Not a factor. Higher seed? Apparently seeding meant nothing. No, in both games yesterday I got it wrong. So wrong. In fact, I even got it wrong as to who was playing when.
But not today. Looking at what is coming down the pipe there is no way today’s games can let me down. Of course, if you are a betting person, take that last statement with a grain of salt. I do the best I can. So far, that means 1-5.
Game 1 – NFC Divisional Game: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Ok, seriously. Is this even a question? Yes, the Eagles beat the Giants just a few weeks ago. But the Giants had already clinched at that point and were not really playing for anything. The Eagles on the other hand were playing for a trip to the playoffs. They had to win just to get in. Today, in New York, the playing is over. The Giants are going to bring it and bring it hard. Just like last year’s playoffs.
Game 2 – AFC Wildcard: San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh is charging ahead on all cylinders. They are playing at home. Where it is cold. The sun bleached surfers of San Diego are going to be wondering why the game is still going to be played in freezing temperatures while the steel curtain brings the heat. That said, in a rare twist, I see the Chargers charging ahead in this game and pulling off the upset in grand fashion. My call: San Diego.
I am so glad I don’t have any money riding on these games. Now that would suck.