NFC East Debacle

So going in to the final two weeks of the NFL, the most intriguing division race is the NFC East. The Cowboys, Giants and Eagles all have a shot at winning the division, and they all play each other within the next two weeks. First we will talk about my Eagles. The Eagles have the toughest route to winning the East, but to their credit they are the hottest team going in to the final 2 weeks. They face off against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas this Saturday in a must win game. The Eagles handled the Cowboys pretty easily earlier this season, and I am looking for the same thing on Saturday. The Cowboys looked good last Saturday night, but that was against the Bucs who might have packed it in after a very disappointing season. Now, in order for the Eagles to win the division, they need to beat the Cowboys and then beat the Washington Redskins in Philadelphia in week 17, along with the Jets beating the Giants this week and the Giants beating the Cowboys in week 17. That’s a lot of “ifs” but it is very possible.

The Giants are playing the Jets in a battle of New York this week, and as bad as the Jets looked last week I am picking them to beat the Giants. Both teams have played dismal as of late, but the Jets have found a way to win late in the season the past few years, and they are now in a much tighter race for the AFC Wild Card. When the Cowboys and Giants face off in the Dirty Jerz in the final week of the season, the Giants will be looking to play spoiler. The Giants and Cowboys have a true hate for each other, and while the Giants hate the Eagles as well, there is no better way to end the season by ending someone elses season. Tony Romo always finds a way to lose the big games, and this will be the biggest game of his season. They have a shaky run game without DeMarco Murray and DeMarcus Ware has had a nagging injury that has kept him from playing a full game. In week 17, Eli leads his G-Men past the Cowboys and opens the doors for the Eagles to win the division with an 8-8 record.

Patriots vs Broncos

Yesterday was a sad day for many people including Denver Broncos fans. It was also a very happy day for the people who were sick of seeing Tim Tebow’s name on every topic on every station for the past week. Many people were quick to claim the loss as “Tebow’s loss” but is that really true? The Tebow critiques (insert Merril Hodge here) were skeptical of the Broncos being able to beat the Patriot for one common belief, and that was the belief that the Broncos and Tebow would be down big early. Tebow, yet again, answered the criqiques by putting up 16 quick points, scoring on his first three drives including an impressive 80 yard opening drive capped off by Tebow running over Pats defenders on his way to a brilliant touchdown.

It wasn’t Jesus or God who didn’t show up on Sunday as many Tebow haters would put it, it was the Denver defense. Yes the Patriots offense is basically unstoppable with one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game and the freakish three headed monster now of Welker, Gronk and Hernandez. It is a tough task to defend but it can be done. Anyone think Belicheck threw together a plan to involve Hernandez more seeing as him and Tebow were longtime teammates in Florida? What better way of beating an opponent than by beating them with their old pals.

Suprisingly, Gronk was a non factor other than his 38 yard catch in crunch time that put to rest any hopes that Tebow could bring the Broncos back. Broncos seemed to have focused more on Gronk but forgot that the Patriots have another 6 foot 5 tight end whos even more athletic than Gronk. Brady looked as good as ever in this game. It was vintage Brady and you could tell he was ready for this game from the get go. He must have been hanging with Gronk this week after practices to get some tips on how to perfect the spike because that was impressive. The ball must have gone 30 feet in the air and Brady doesn’t usually show that type of emotion. With Aaron Rodgers looking hardly like a Pro Bowl quarterback against a defeated Kansas City team who lost their head coach last week, it seems as if Brady might be looking at another MVP award. Yeah Rodgers lost his best wideout and yeah hes put up great stats but who have they played? You are going for history, an undefeated season and your going to let your team score 14 points agains the Kansas City Cheifs? Youre going to let Kyle Orton who could only win 1 in 5 games with the Broncos who have a much better defense and at least one guy someone has heard of on offense? Call it a trap game call it whatever you want but that was pathetic