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Wild Card Weekend Reflection

Posted by J. Tinsley on January 11, 2010

There’s a reason why I’m a fan and not on ESPN (yet). Wild Card weekend made a mockery of my pre-game predictions and I for one couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Hear me out.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets

My Prediction: Sanchez, who I believe will be a damn good quarterback, has been known to turn the ball over quite a few times in initial season. Cincy’s defense would force him into bad decisions and Cincy’s offense would capitalize. Ochocinco would somehow outdo Revis thus leading to a great week on antics.

What Actually Happened: The Jets defense happened. Cincy’s offense didn’t happen. Revis shut down Ochocinco, happened.


New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

My Prediction: I knew the Ravens are a very tough out in the playoffs. But I couldn’t bet against Tom and Bill.

What Actually Happened: The Ravens basically ran New England out of their own building. Wes Welker’s absence proved he’s a top five receiver in the league. I’m still not believing this whole “era” is over talk.


Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals

My Prediction: This was going to be a shoot out for the ages. But there is no way the football gods would allow a Green Bay vs. Favre match up for the third times in the playoffs. No way in hell.

What Actually Happened: Well, it was a shoot out. However, the Cardinals won the shoot out and my conspiracy theory was made a mockery of.


Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

My Prediction: I didn’t care how or by much, I just needed the Cowboys to win. Admittedly, I was a nervous wreck before kickoff.

What Actually Happened: Prayers were answered and focus has already shifted to Minnesota. There’s not many more beautiful sites in sports than watching an Eagles fan have a defeated look upon their face because they just lost to the Cowboys. Twice in six days, too. But who’s keeping count?



One Response to “Wild Card Weekend Reflection”

  1. Classic Ice said

    Not real happy about the eagles losing but it happened. The Cowboys were just a better team this season. 3 games is no fluke I tell you. I would keep a close eye on the Jets, they got a shut down corner and a tough running game and that always helps in the playoffs. Im glad the Cowboy fans are happy ’14 years is a long time to wait for a playoff win.

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