NFL Playoffs Power Rankings
Dallas Cowboys – There just doesn’t seem to be a team in the NFC that can stop the Cowboys right now. The Packers are coming in red hot behind the arm of Rodgers, but the Packers have not faced a good rush offense since before their “run the table” streak. The Cowboys need to win this game playing the smash mouth football that they have played all season long.
New England Patriots – The Patriots are the sole contenders out of the AFC. They definitely seem like they will run the table on their way to Super Bowl LI. Brady has a chip on his shoulder and will do what he can to show that he will not be stopped. This week will serve as another bye week for the Patriots as the pathetic Texans come to town.
Pittsburgh Steelers – When all things are clicking, this team looks unstoppable. A big question surrounds their defense; will they be able to hold up against the AFC’s elite teams? Only time will tell. Things should get exciting, first up, the Chiefs in Kansas City. This will be a cold close game.
Green Bay Packers – The Packers are the talk of the town. After Aaron Rodgers gave his playoffs “run the table” guarantee, they have been able to do just that and even have a home game in the first round. Everyone has these Packers in the Super Bowl (except me) and they might just be able to do that. They sure are throwing another log in the fire in that hotly contested NFC.
Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs are the real deal. They were able to take that very tight AFC West division in a big year. The defense is the best in the league, but does that offense rely too heavily on the big plays? This Chiefs team has the talent to compete with anyone, should be exciting to see what happens once they hit the field in these playoffs.
Atlanta Falcons – The team that no one is talking about. The best offensive team in football. Don’t sleep on the Falcons, they can beat just about anyone in this league. They have a stronger defense than it shows on paper, AND they look to have the NFL MVP in Matt Ryan after his strong year. These Falcons mean business, and with a healthy Julio Jones, this team is hitting stride right at the best time. They have already beaten the Seahawks this season and this week they look to repeat that performance. Should be a close game in Atlanta.
Seattle Seahawks – This team is not the same one that has made deep playoff runs for consecutive years running. The defense really showed up last week as they pummeled the Lions in Seattle. People might think I’m crazy, and I am probably going to be wrong, but something just doesn’t seem right about these Seahawks.
Houston Texans – I had the Texans as the worst team in the playoffs until the Carr injury, and the Texans were able to take care of the Raiders easily. Their defense is sound, but they have to get more from their 70 million dollar man Osweiller if they are going to do anything serious this season. They literally stand NO chance against the Patriots away from home this week. I genuinely feel bad for what is in store for Osweiller this week.