The NFL’s “rematch end of the week” gets in progress on Saturday at 4:30 ET with Washington at Seattle and follows at 8:00 ET with New England at Denver. Sunday’s games are Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, trailed via Carolina at Chicago.
The four Divisional Round games are all rematches from the ordinary season. A similar circumstance happened last year in this round and the SU champ of the customary season meeting had the option to win the season finisher rematch, each time. The main group to not ‘cover’ in its success, was the Steelers, who beat the Jets 20-17 in OT as a nine-point top choice. Will it be a sensation that this has happened before once more?
My free play for Saturday is in school circles and I’m taking USC over Washington State in a game that tips at 8:00 ET. BOTH of my NFL plays are accessible at the present time, my 20* Divisional GOY and my most recent LEGEND Play (14-2 in FB ’05!). School BKB fans, I’m following my 20* Pac-10 GOY champ on Washington (Thursday) with my 20* WCC Game of the Year, on Saturday. I have more CBB and NBA activity for Saturday, so make certain to really take a look at the site after 9:00 ET.
Washington at Seattle
The storyline of this game is Washington, a No. 6 seed, enters this game with the longest current series of wins of any 2005 season finisher group, having dominated SIX straight games both SU and ATS. The number six is pertinent to Seattle just as that is the specific number of season finisher misfortunes the Seahawks have endured since the group’s last season finisher win in 1984. Three of those season finisher misfortunes have gone under Mike Holmgren, including two at home!
The Seahawks lost at home 20-17 to Miami in 1999, they lost in OT at Green Bay (33-27) in 2003 and last year, lost at home to St Louis by the score of 27-20. That misfortune was especially hard to take, as Seattle lost each of the three games in 2004 to the Rams. Is this the year the Seahawks at long last win?
On the off chance that not here, when? The Seahawks are one of two NFL groups to have gone 8-0 at home this year (6-2 ATS) and at 13-3, own the NFC’s best record. Be that as it may, Seattle played only five games this season against rivals with a record of .500 or better, going 3-2 SU and 1-4 ATS.
The successes came in non-covers against the Cowboys and Giants in addition to against an Indy group in Week 16, which played not many of its starters and was recuperating from the insight about Dungy’s child’s passing. Seattle lost at Jacksonville and Washington.
Washington has essentially won six sequential “sink or swim” games and one needs to contemplate whether Joe Gibbs’ group will be “running on empty.” History is certainly not on Washington’s side, as starting around 1990 (12-group design), only NINE of 30 No. 6 seeds have dominated their special case matches. Of those nine champs, NONE have won in the divisional round (normal misfortune was by 33.7-13.6 PPG).
Is history going to change? It as of now has, as BOTH No. 6 seeds (Pittsburgh and Washington) won their first-round games unexpectedly! คาสิโนมาแรง
New England at Denver
Will Denver be Tom Brady’s “Waterloo?” As everybody knows, Brady is an ideal 10-0 in his season finisher profession and New England’s 10 successive postseason wins is a NFL record. Denver joined Seattle at 8-0 at home this year and clearly be sure as the Broncos beat the Pats back in Week 6 here, 28-20. The game was not generally so close as the last score, as the Broncos drove 21-3 at the half and 28-3 halfway through the second from last quarter.
Brady’s season finisher numbers are very great, as he claims a fulfillment level of 61.9 percent, has tossed for a normal of 215.2 YPG and tossed for 14 TDs with only three interferences. In seven of his 10 season finisher games, Brady has not tossed a capture, including his last four!
Denver’s QB Jake Plummer has made four past season finisher begins. He won his initially back in 1998 when he drove the Cardinals to a 20-7 success over the Cowboys in Dallas. Nonetheless, he’s lost his last three, by scores of 41-21, 41-10 and 49-24. His last two season finisher games accompanied the Broncos in misfortunes at Indianapolis to the Colts.
The uplifting news for both Plummer and Denver is, this game is at home. Plummer has tossed only TWO captures (227 endeavors) in eight home games this year and Denver, which has lost each of the three of its post-Elway season finisher games (all out and about!), at last gets a home game!