The Broncos season may be over, but there is plenty of exciting action to be seen in the NFL in the coming month. Wild Card week is upon us with some very intriguing matchups.
Up first, we’ve got the Jets and the Bengals. I didn’t think the Jets would even be in Wild Card contention earlier this season. They were 4-6 after 11 weeks as Mark Sanchez was munching on hotdogs on the sideline. Even though the Jets stomped on the Bengals last week (37-0), Cincy has their starters playing and Ochocinco in ready to go. My Prediction: Bengals 32 Jets 14.
The later game on Saturday is another rematch from week 17 when the Cowboys host the Eagles. These two NFC East giants have one of the best rivalries in the league going, in my opinion. Philly threw up a goose egg last week to give up home field advantage, but don’t expect the same offensive draught this week. My Prediction: Eagles 28 Cowboys 24.
On Sunday, the Ravens travel to New England to take on the Patriots. This is going to be a great game. The Ravens are 3-5 on the road this season, and the Pats are undefeated at home. However, without Wes Welker, the Pats are going to have a lot of trouble moving the ball down the field against a very tough Ravens defense. My Predicition: Patriots 20 Ravens 17.
The final game of Wild Card week is Green Bay at Arizona. I don’t know if home field advantage is truly an advantage for the Cards. They went 4-4 at home during the regular season. Both teams have some key injuries. Arizona – Anquan Boldin (sprained ankle), Calaris Campbell (broken thumb), and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (bruised knee cap). Green Bay – Charles Woodson (shoulder). My Prediction: Packers 26 Cardinals 16.