Did you wish for a Cincinnati Bengals playoff appearance this year? You got your wish, but you should have asked for a more promising opponent. The Bengals will travel to Houston to take on a Texans team fuming to have to even play on Wildcard Weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings too are enjoying a bittersweet victory. Their reward for ripping the last NFC playoff spot from Jay Cutler's Chicago Bears, besides our undying respect, is an outdoor rematch against Green Bay.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans -4.5
A.J. Green is my new favorite player. I expect to secure him on several fantasy teams next year. The side bet I had against a co-owner I know who now hates Hakeen Nicks wasn't even close. I will be sorry to see the Bengals make another early departure from the playoffs.
Fantasy Football Examiner's pick: Houston -4.5
Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers -8.5
Adrian Peterson is likely to be the consensus #1 pick in many fantasy leagues in 2013. That is if he doesn't kill himself trying to beat the Packers, 'cause that's what it's gonna take. AP will face ten men in the box all day, and Ponder still won't be able to throw against it.
FF Examiner: Green Bay -8.5
Sunday, January 6
Indianapolis Colts v Baltimore Ravens -6.5
Andrew Luck is one of three rookie quarterbacks to make the playoffs. Makes your team with the seasoned veteran QB that did not make the playoffs all the more disappointing. Joe Flacco is hardly a playoff QB, though he's got talent around him. He could keep the Colts in this one, though.
FF Examiner: Indianapolis +6.5
Seattle Seahawks v Washington Redskins +2.5
RG3 reportedly just told Cowboys QB Tony Romo to keep his chin up despite not making the playoffs. With seven years in the league that amount to nothing worth mentioning except that he used to date Jessica Simpson, I am sure Griffin's sentiments mean a lot to Tony. We just hope someone with RG3's moxy gets a win.
FF Examiner: Washington +2.5