by Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos
(+3.0) (O/U 41.5)
Well, well well! Football Season starts tomorrow. Did you hear me? FOOTBALL SEASON STARTS TOMORROW! Its Christmas eve ladies and gentlemen and we are starting off the year with a good one.
A few years ago the NFL started a new tradition where the first game of the year is on Thursday and the reigning Super Bowl champ hosts it.
This year it happens to be a rematch of last years Super Bowl, which the Broncos won 24-10
in one of the most boring, defensive controlled Super Bowls to date. But Peyton got his second ring and than retired, which is what I think most of us wanted.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, their starting quarterback will be an unproven rookie from Northwestern named Trevor Siemian.
I don’t know much about this kid and in general don’t pay much attention to preseason, but expecting any rookie QB to be successful in his first career start is almost always a stretch.
By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Six of the twelve playoff spots are now locked in as we enter the final two weeks of the regular season. A slight improvement over the 3 straight 9-7 records to 10-6 puts me at 125-99 for the year. Should be an interesting week as several teams are fighting for their playoff lives.
Saturday Night Football
Washington Redskins (7-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) (-3.0)
Say what you will about how you feel about teams in poor divisions with bad records hosting a playoff game, but the rules are the rules, which means this game is HUGE for these teams. The NFC East title could very well be decided by the victor here. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is starting to play a little more consistent and overall the Redskins just seemed to be more balanced.
And then there were 8…..
3 quarters of the NFL teams have been eliminated from the field, leaving us with 8 remaining teams. Was 2-2 in my Wildcard picks last week. I had a feeling that a 6 seed was going to win but I picked the wrong one. On to the Divisional round.
Continue reading Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Divisional Round Edition
Welcome to the the seventh segment of The Hawk’s NFL Preview…
which covers the NFC South, which includes Drew Bres and the high-flying New Orleans Saints, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, Matt Ryan and an Atlanta Falcons squad looking for a bounceback, and a young, retooling, and possibly exciting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For any other divisions just click on the name:
Click on the logo below to see the first team in Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: NFC South Edition: The Atlanta Falcons.