Since we’re getting close to the end of the season, it might not be a bad idea now to open the doors and discuss the upcoming playoff possibilities. I mathematically eliminated the Saints when Breesy threw two Pick-6’s against the 49ers last Sunday while I was sitting at the drive-thru at Carl’s Jr. – even the BBQ goodness of the Western Bacon Cheeseburger could not remove the sting (or XM Radio drown out the cheers of the Carl’s Jr. staff – who probably spit in my food since I made the mistake of wearing my Deuce McAllister jersey). And not to be outdone, he threw five interceptions on Thursday and brought his streak of touchdown passes in a game to an end. I’d like to thank Roger Goodell for his splendid ass-kicking of the Saints this season. It only goes to show how low the asshats at Time Magazine have fallen in their desperate search for the “Person of the Year” that this clown and Sandra Fluke are both contenders. But then again, it’s Time Magazine; I have holiday circulars from Michael’s Art Supplies that are have more pages than Time.
Judging from the current standings, there is the enticing possibility in the Wild Card Round for the AFC that Andrew Luck and the Colts could be staring downfield at Mr Manning’s new neighborhood. And I have this tingle going up my leg that No. 18 has enough of a chip on his padded shoulder to want to give a good “howdy do and how do you like me NOW” to his ex-locker mates.
Right now if I had to make book for big game, I’m going to say the Texans and the 49ers. I think barring a complete meltdown, which has happened before, alas, the road to the Super Bowl will go through Atlanta in the NFC and Houston in the AFC. However, the 49ers defense is going to pressure the Ice-man and the Falcon offense. As for the Texans, I’m trying to remember what team it was they lost to. Your mileage, of course, may vary.
The match-ups this week look good. Of course, I have no dog in the hunt, and heck, even NASCAR’s done for the year.