The NFL wild-card round did its job, eliminated the teams that edged their way into the playoffs separating who is good and who is better. The second weekend of match-ups provides us with some exciting games and Aaron Rodgers, fresh off another excellent performance, travels to Dallas to try and knock off the NFL’S rookie sensation team. Elsewhere, the loudest team in the league Seattle Seahawks faces a high powered intense Atlanta Falcons offence, whilst favourites Patriots will take on the dark horses Texans and ‘Big Ben’ Ben Roethlisberger leads the Pittsburgh Steelers into Kansas City.
Here’s a closer look at the upcoming match ups:
Seattle Seahawks V Atlanta Falcons
The Seahawks provided us with a typical vintage performance against the Detroit Lions in their wild-card round. The defence showed their ability by holding Detroit to 6points whilst Russell Wilson showed why he is a top QB as he kept his composure throughout the match and helped the team driving forward. But against a more dynamic Atlanta offence, the absence of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas will be felt a lot more.
Green Bay Packers V Dallas Cowboys
For much of the season Cowboys were the best and most consistent team in the NFL, and lets remember when the Packers were 4-6 in November and then they flipped their season on its head and Aaron Rodgers and co closed the season with six consecutive wins, and then kept it going with a convincing wild-card win over the Giants which saw Aaron Rodgers tear the Giants defence apart and produced a magnificent hailmary throw. But the Cowboys will be a completely different affair, they are arguably the best team at the moment and the Packers need to be careful that they done focus to much on rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliot otherwise they could get burned by young quarter back Dak Prescott .
Houston Texans V New England Patriots
Houston looked great in shutting down Oakland’s inform Connor Cook but they now face a dynasty quarterback this week with renown recognition that is Tom Brady, so it will be interesting to see how they cope with him especially as Brady is a favourite for Most Valuable Player despite being suspended for the first four weeks of the season. The Texans are a bit fortunate that the Patriots game plan has weakened due to the injury of Rob Gronkowkski, regardless of that though, they still have enough offensive options that will push the Texans and I believe this will be the most exciting game out of the lot.
Pittsburgh Steelers V Kansas City Chiefs
Even though the Steelers have reached the playoffs, they look ‘way off’ compared to previous seasons, yet since their demolition against the Miami Dolphins, the Steelers look ready to for anything and who better to test this new hard hitting resurgence than the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs defence may the only ones left to slow down Le’Veon Belll and Antonio Brown.
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