2011 NFL Wild Card Preview: Cheerleader Showdown [PICS]

This weekend’s Wild Card games should be interesting. You have the Packers flying into Philly to try to ground Vick and The Eagles (sounds like a band name), the still dangerous Saints descending on Seattle to show the worst playoff team in the history of the NFL a quick exit, the Ravens pecking away at the upstart Chiefs, and the foot-lovin’ Jets landing in Indy to put the Colts out of their misery. So, what better way to preview the games then by gawking at their scorching hot cheerleading squads?

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NFC

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

Saturday, January 8, 2011 – 4:30 p.m. EST on NBC

The Seahawks snuck into the playoffs when Danario Alexander dropped a bomb delivered by Sam Bradford. Many believe the Saints will smoke the Hawks, but I have a feeling they’ll put up a decent fight considering they’re playing at home where the crowd can get real loud. Well, would you look at that, I’m a poet and didn’t even know it. Drew Brees should be able to overcome the 12th Man and chuck a trio of touchdowns. He’ll have to throw considering Pierre Thomas is out and the running game is nonexistent. Unless Pete Carroll has a trick up his sleeve, this one won’t be close.

COED’s Prediction: Saints 30, Seahawks 17

Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, January 9, 2011 – 4:30 p.m. EST on FOX

The Pack made the playoffs as the #6 seed despite having the same record (10-6) as the Giants and Bucs. They could be the most dangerous six seed ever if it weren’t for the Jets. Their defense looks sharp and Rodgers has been on fire since coming back from the concussion he suffered against the Lions. The Eagles, on the other hand, appear to be wobbling after getting surprised by the Vikings at home on a rare Tuesday Night Football contest then losing by 1 to the Cowboys last week. If momemtum means anything, the Pack take his one in what is sure to be an awesome battle.

COED’s Prediction: Green Bay 23, Philadelphia 20

AFC

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts

Saturday, January 9, 2011 – 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC

As stated above, has there ever been a better #6 seed than this year’s New York Jets? Had they not lost to the Ravens early in the season they would’ve secured the 5 spot and go to KC, but now they get to fly around on the turf in the Lukas Oil dome where the Colts are not their usual selves. These dudes are used to sewing up playoff spots in Week 12, not as time expires in the season finale. The Jets could fly away with this one, which begs the question, “Is Peyton Manning’s time up?”

COED’s Prediction: Jets 34, Colts 24

Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, January 8, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. EST on CBS

Oh. Hello, Kansas City. Fancy seeing you here. Where are the Chargers? Have you seen them? If you do see them, tell them they totally missed the playoffs. The Chiefs look like a totally different team. This was surprising early in the season, but after 16 games, the shock has worn off. Baltimore’s notoriously nasty defense has been vulnerable at key moments sometimes even though that last minute defeat at the hands of the Falcons was more of a no-call on a push off then it was bad coverage. Matt Cassel’s been in the playoffs before albeit as a backup with the Pats, so it’ll be interesting to see how he responds. Luckily for him he’ll be calling signals at Arrowhead and not down in Murdaland. Is it too early to say that if it weren’t for the Steelers, the Ravens would be a Super Bowl favorite? You saw what they did to New England in Foxboro last year, correct?

COED’s Prediction: Ravens 20, Chiefs 17

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