Saturday, January 3, 2015
The early game features Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers. It’s interesting to note that in head-to-head match-ups, the Panthers are leading the series 7-5. The Cardinals will start QB Ryan Lindley; he’s their best hope after injuries beset the QB depth chart. He will try his best, but Carolina has new energy coursing through their locker room and a few “old timers” with a score to settle. Panthers – 27, Cardinals - 17
The late game pits division rivals Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers against one another for the third and final time this season. They split meetings during the regular season, but it’s Heinz Field. Steelers Nation won’t be denied again. History has been on their side when they encounter one another in Pennsylvania. Steelers – 31, Ravens – 28.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The early game belongs to the AFC; the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Indianapolis Colts. This won’t be pretty, Bengal Nation. With A.C. Green questionable after working through concussion protocols, I see them mounting a Herculean effort, but the Colts just won’t back down from snap number one. Colts – 35, Bengals – 20
The Detroit Lions visit the Dallas Cowboys in the late game. The Cowboys have a 4-4 home record; the Lions have a 4-4 away record. It won’t be even Stevens once the dust settles. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate will give the Cowboys D some fits. The Lions D with Mr. Suh in attendance will do their best to restrain the stellar efforts of DeMarco Murray. It won’t be enough to contain the ‘Boys. Cowboys – 28, Lions – 13.
College Bowl Wrap-Up/Picks for January 2-4, 2015:
- Armed Forces Bowl – Houston vs. Pitt, WRONG!
- TaxSlayer Bowl – Iowa vs. Tennessee, WRONG!
- Alamo Bowl – Kansas State vs. UCLA, WRONG!
- Cactus Bowl – Washington vs. Oklahoma State, WRONG!
- Birmingham Bowl – East Carolina vs. Florida (The lone bowl game of the day)
- GoDaddy Bowl – Toledo vs. Arkansas State (The lone collegiate bowl game on Sunday)
That's all for now, folks. Lady Grid out.