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NSS NFL Mark Your Calendar!! The Playoffs Are Here!! FB Polls

NSS NFL Mark Your Calendar!! The Playoffs Are Here!! 1st Impressions

                The NFL playoffs are officially here!!! The stage and teams are set for the AFC and NFC wild card games.  Here are some 1st impressions of the upcoming games.  It is way too early to make a clear pick for most of this games.  In my opinion the only sure game is  the Saints beating the Vikings #MinnessotaMiracleNotAgain.

AFC 1st Bye Week: Ravens & Chiefs

NFC 1st Bye Week: 49ers & Packers

AFC Wild Card – Saturday January 4th, 2019

Bills (10-6) @ Texans (10-6) – This will go really good or really bad!!

            The Texans lose to the Broncos stands out to me on a 1st impression base.  Also the Bills 2 losses to the Patriots really stands out, it just doesn’t put much confidence in them.  This should be an exciting game due to the fact that both of this teams can either play top football but also stink it up the whole stadium.

Pick:  Not yet.

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Titans (9-7) @ Patriots (12-4) – The Titans can go wild vs the Patriots

            The easy pick here is picking the Patriots.  But Ryan Tannerhill and Derrick Henry are extreme wild cards.  Lastly I have a theory about Tom Brady and the Patriots, maybe the Titans could really help me out with some Nonsense.

New England Patriots center Ted Karras (75) prepares to snap the ball against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

Pick: Can the Titans Pull It Off or Is That Nonsense??

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NFC Wild Card – Sunday January 5th, 2019

Vikings (10-6) @ Saints (13-3) – Minnesota Miracle Rematch

            Automatically the “Minnesota Miracle” comes to mind regarding this matchup.  Case Keenum is no longer a Viking and it can be argued that the offense was running better under him rather than Kirk Cousins.

 Pick: Saints 100%

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Seahawks (11-5) @ Eagles (9-7) – Seahawks Vs Eagles

            At this time, all I can think about is the Seahawks losing to the 49ers, Lynch not going for it and just how everything about went down really fast for the Seahawks.  The Eagles just picked up a brand new class of wide receivers still yet to be known, but who cares, the Cowboys didn’t make the playoffs.

Pick: not yet. but probably Seahawks.

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Carson Wentz Vs Dak Prescott

Carson Wentz Vs Dak Prescott

                The NFC East will be represent by either Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia, both teams depending on their quarterbacks: Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz.  Both drafted in 2016 and became the center or their respective franchises.  Dak became part of a 1-2 punch with Ezekiel Elliot and Wentz was giving top wide receivers.  Both players are great and just beginning what seem to long and successful NFL careers.  Now when it comes to week 17, only one will advance.  Who is it going to be Wentz or Dak?

Wentz vs Dak Career Stats

 WentzDak
Games Played & Record55, 31-2463, 39-24
Passing Touchdowns9693
Rushing Touchdowns321
Passing Yards13,90215,475
Rushing Yards7701.186
Completion %63.9 %65.8
Interceptions3536
Fumbles4730
Sacked128133
Playoff Games RecordN/A3, 1-2

Wentz vs Dak 2019 Stats

2019WentzDak
Games Played & Record15, 8-715, 7-8
Passing Touchdowns2626
Rushing Touchdowns13
Passing Yards3,7504,599
Rushing Yards228242
Completion %64.4%64.8%
Interceptions711
Fumbles52
Sacked3620

Nonsense Observation:

Wentz may have a Super Bowl ring but he hasn’t actually play in a playoff games.

Dak vs Wentz stats, and just stats, tell a different story of the head to head matchup.

The career interceptions are a bit wide opening since Wentz has played 8 games less than Dak but only has 1 less than Dak.  And at the same argument is used for the touchdown numbers with Wentz at 96 being playing less games that Dak.

One big factor that could tip the scale is how Dallas uses Zeke with Dak.

Closing Statement:

The stats may favored Dak

but the people’s champ is Wentz

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Eagles: So… New Plan? Pull The Plug?

So… New Plan? Pull The Plug?

                Week 13 Eagles losing to the Dolphins 37-31 is almost the worst thing that could have happen to the Eagles this season.  It has to be up there with losing to the Cowboys by 27 points.  In theory, the Eagles are still alive in the “playoff race”, their record is only 5-7 with 4 games left, possibility for a best-case scenario of 9-7.  Those 4 games include 2 vs the Giants, 1 vs the Redskins and the most important game vs the Cowboys.  Regardless of the loss the Eagles are still 2nd in their division, because the NFC East, well… that division sucks.

                The loss vs the Dolphins, shouldn’t just be considered bad because it was the Dolphins, but because the Cowboys loss on thanksgiving.  From an Eagle’s fan perspective watching the Bills handle the Cowboys should have plenty to be thankful for, sports wise.  A win vs the Dolphins would have put the Eagles at 6-6 and tie with the Cowboys for the division lead.  Even though the Cowboys own the tie breaker, the scale could have been tipped.

Imagine the next couple week if Eagles got the W vs Dolphins & Fitzmagic Hadn’t Been Too Much For The Eagles:

  • Week 14 vs Giants – A Giants team on a 8 game losing streak and with plenty of internal issues could have been a game to build on momentum and also a well needed divisional win.
  • Week 15 @ Redskins – Add to the Divisional Win Column
  • Week 16 vs Cowboys – 50/50 Game, decisive game on who goes to the playoffs
  • Week 17 @ Giants – Another Win on the Divisional win Column.

Now the Eagles on a 3-game losing streak have to come up with a new plan? Win the next 4 (is that even realistic though?) or pull the plug? In the words of a huge Eagle’s fan (and NSS Contributor) its “time to clean the house and coaches, get of the entire secondary, fire offensive and defensive coordinators and the entire Eagles fan base”.  Harsh Words? Maybe, but also may not be wrong.

PS the Cowboys have to play the Bears, Rams and Redskins.  Both Bears and Rams are teams that are making a last-minute playoff push or at least will play like it.  The Cowboys chances of winning both games is a bit of a head scratcher: Bears are 6-6 and Rams at 6-5 (currently beating the Cardinals) have a winning record.  Think about it… (insert of meme of Cowboys unable to beat a team with a winning record here)

Is not over for the Eagles, but they haven’t been opening any doors as of lately.  While injuries have been a huge factor in the Eagles’ strength, Carson Wentz has been a positive for the season.  The Eagles have a lot to think plan and decide.  If Wentz is not at 100% maybe taking a step back for him could help for next season and also is never too early to start scouting and negotiating deals for next year.

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What’s next for the Eagles? New Plan? Pull the Plug?