Nfl Playoffs 2008 Week 2

By: Jeffery Reed

There are 4 games slated this week for the 2008 NFL playoffs. As I see it 3 of the home teams will win along with 1 underdog.

Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants. I consider myself somewhat of a homer. I grew up in Louisiana and I was a New Orleans Saints / Archie Manning fan from child hood. I like both of Archies' son and always root for them to do well. Eli played his college ball in Mississippi where I now reside so I followed his college career pretty closely.

I think that the Giants moral victory against the Patriots in week 17 did a lot more for their confidence than most people realize. Eli finally got one monkey off his back last week with his first playoff victory. A little known fact is that Michael Spurlock, a kick returner on the other team is the guy who succeeded Eli at quarterback for Ole Miss.

I think the momentum that the Giants now have along with the Tony Roma - Jessica Simpson curse will propel the Giants to victory in the first ever playoff meeting between these two teams.



In keeping with the Manning theme, I expect the Colts to take care of the Chargers with not much problem. The Chargers handed the Colts one of the two loses this season that really mattered. Peyton Manning had a terrible day with 6 interceptions. No way that happenes again!! After a slow start, Norv Turner has actually taken the Chargers further than Marty did last year, but I expect that run to end this week.

The Jaguars squeezed by the team with my namesake as a kicker last week (Pittsburgh Steelers / Jeff Reed). The Jaguars have played well all seaon long, but with the undefeated Patriots and record setting quarterback, Tom Brady along with record setting receiver Randy Moss, I just don't see much hope for the Jaguars. Moss broke Jerry Rice's single season touchdown record this season. Again, I am a homer and saw Jerry Rice play at least 5 times in his senior season in college. I was rooting for the record to stand, but to no avail. I was also hoping that Tom would not break Peyton's touchdown record that he had just obtained a couple of seasons ago, but again to no avail. They same touchdown pass broke both records. I wonder who kept the ball.

The last game of the weekend will be played between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. Mike Holgreen takes his team to Green Bay to play aginst the team that he won a Super Bowl with. Again, I am being a homer and rooting for the Mississippi connection of Brett Favre to Donald Driver. I just don't see Seattle having the fire power to take down the Packers.

Check back next week for my predictions and to see how I did with this week's predictions.

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