The NFL moved to the 12 team tournament or NFL playoff system in 1990, and rewarded the teams in both conferences with the best records a bye week. This year’s #1 seeds include the Atlanta Falcons from the NFC and the Denver Broncos from the AFC. History shows us that the NFC #1 seeds dominate in the divisional playoffs with a 18-4 record (.818) while the AFC complied a 13-9 recprd (.591).
With several key matchups this weekend, and a lot of exciting and unpredictable football ahead for all the football junkies out there like me, there is a possibility that a few records may be achieved during divisional playoff weekend.
The Patriots’ Tom Brady is 16-6 in the postseason, not bad for a guy drafted in the 6th round and the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft. He is currently tied with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana with 16 wins and could make history this weekend with a win over the Houston Texans. On the other side of the field the Texans’ running back Arian Foster, who was a back-up running back at the University Tennessee, has excelled and quickly flourished as one of the league’s best players to tote the pigskin. Foster’s performance last week against the Cincinnati Bengals (140 yards) during Wild Card weekend made him the first in NFL history to achieve the 100 yard mark in all three playoff games. He needs 91 yards this weekend when he faces the Patriots to pass Terrell Davis, who tallied 515 yards in four postseason games, this should be fun to watch.
Baltimore @ Denver = Broncos
Green Bay @ San Francisco = 49ers
Seattle @ Atlanta = Seahawks
Houston @ New England = Patriots
I’m not a professional odds maker. Please, please don’t bet the farm or mortgage the house on the above information, even though I was 4-0 after Wildcard Weekend. I pick games straight-up, concentrating on NFL team rankings both offensively and defensively, current injuries, overall statistics, schemes, 53 man roster personnel and I evaluate a lot of film. Enjoy Divisional Weekend, should be fun!