The NFL divisional playoff weekend has finally arrived. I’m planning what I should cook for dinner tomorrow and may experiment with brisket tacos for the game time meal. We’ll see what happens. My husband and son have made their brackets through the Super Bowl and discussions have commenced. Let’s see now.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium broadcast on NBC with a kick-off time set for 3:35 CST. The Ravens have given the Patriots a little trouble in the past few years and denied them the opportunity to progress farther. This game isn’t a gimme on either side. Gronkowski is in the lineup; Ray Rice is out of the lineup. Joe Flacco is unflappable during the post-season. Tom Brady and Coach Belichick have had an extra week to plot strategies. Mama always tells me “Study long, study wrong” when we play dominoes. I’m not allowed to push this weekend, so I’ll going to say Ravens – 27, Patriots – 21.
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field broadcast on Fox with a kick-off time set for 7:15 CST. Did the Panthers start to peak at the right time? Will the Legion of Boom crush the Panthers hopes? Unfortunately, one of Cam’s best former weapons will have finished his game on the other side of the country in a Ravens’ uniform by the time this game begins. The Seattle Seahawks have some nasty surprises in store for Riverboat Ron’s crew. Seahawks – 31, Panthers – 17.
My ESPN Gridiron Challenge roster has Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett and QB Joe Flacco, active today. I have Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman, and New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. The rest of the team plays tomorrow. When you can’t afford to buy who you really want, it stinks. That’s life, folks.
The North Dakota State Bison engage in a championship battle against the Illinois State Redbirds at Toyota Stadium around noon today in NCAA Division I Football action. Go Bison!
Lady Grid out.