Who To Root for: Round two

Apparently there are two conferences in the NFL.

Yeah, I know, right?  Who knew?

All season we’ve been exclusively focused in on the AFC because at the end of the day, you only have to play one NFC to win the Super Bowl.  Now that the playoffs have advanced a level, we can start to consider the inferior of the two conferences.  Let’s take this weekend’s games as they come.

Arizona @ New Orleans

The Colts already drilled the Cardinals this year at Arizona, and honestly I just don’t Zona is that good.  The Saints have been slumping, but I’d rather see the statue that is Kurt Warner in the Super Bowl than Drew Brees.  I think the Saints win today by double digits, but it would be great to have the Cards still around for one more week.  Emotionally, I’m fine with either team.

Dallas @ Minnesota

As long as none of us have jumped off a bridge tonight, and we can still stand the sight of football tomorrow, there should be some good games to watch.  The Vikes have been the most overrated team in football for months.  Their only victories against winning teams were Green Bay and Cincinnati.  I think they are utterly fraudulent, and I would love to see them in the Super Bowl.  They are the team I would most want the Colts to face from the NFC.  Unfortunately, I don’t think they are going to beat Dallas in a matchup of two horrid coaches.  Still, I’ll be pulling for the home team in this game.

New York Jets @ San Diego

I have no fear of the Chargers, but I’ve made my opinions known about the Jets.  I think they are no better than 13th best team in football.  I think the Colts would rip them to shreds.  I think the Chargers are vulnerable and not nearly as scary as the media does, but please.  In this case, any sane person would want the Jets ten ways to Sunday.  Mostly, I’m hoping for a triple overtime game with lots of injuries (none serious, just the kind that leave half the winning roster unavailable for a week). Again, if I’m picking this game, I pick the Chargers.

So there you have it, I’m rooting for all three teams I expect to lose.  At this level, it makes sense.  I want the weakest teams going forward.  In my estimation those are the Cards, Vikes and Jets.

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