Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sunday Wildcard Playoffs Open Thread

Road trip!

Two great games last night, two more good ones today, in the traditional NFL playoff timeslots, belly up and let's watch some football!

Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Consensus point spread: Chiefs plus three
Curly R spread pick: Ravens
Curly R straight up pick: Ravens

The Ravens are a serious Super Bowl contender, maybe the team with the best chance of getting past the Patriots, Todd Haley had his one year turnaround in Kansas City, driven entirely be bringing in Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel, two guys that are much more football smarter than Todd, with Charlie's inexplicable departure to the University of Florida the Chiefs will sink back to a more comfortable 6-10 level, I think Baltimore wins this one in a walkover.

Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:30 pm ET, FOX

Consensus point spread: Eagles minus 2.5
Curly R spread pick: Packers
Curly R straight up pick: Packers

Thanks to my game partner lifetime Eagles fan, season ticket holder and Curly R reader/lurker Wilbert Montgomery, I will be attending this game in Philadelphia, as I write this he awaits me downstairs so we can hit the road. I will pick up the thread from Tim Ryan and pat Kirwan on Sirius NFL Radio Moving the Chains from Friday, I think the Packers are the more complete team, but if I am wrong on any game this weekend, it is this one. Oh, this is not my first Packers-Eagles playoff game, I was also at 4th and 26 in 2004.

This is a playoff gameday open thread.

Composite image by me, NFL logos from here.