Two games on Wild Card weekend will determine the matchups for the Divisional round.
In the AFC, it’s the Colts vs Texans game. If the Texans win, they go to New England and the winner of the Chargers vs Ravens game travels to Kansas City. If the Colts win, they go to KC and the other winners go to Foxborough.
In the NFC, it’s the Eagles vs Bears game. If the Eagles win, they go to New Orleans and the winner of the Seattle vs Dallas game goes to Los Angeles. If the Bears win, they go to L.A. and the other winners go face the Saints.
Meanwhile, the 49ers are where we are – Outsiders. Haha. Pull up a chair, fellas.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that your HC Kyle Shanahan thinks you should have won seven games this year, not four. He didn’t say who was at fault, but we can all guess he doesn’t think it’s him. Still, it wouldn’t be fair to you fine lads to omit mentioning that it was Kyle who didn’t recognize that his backup QB wasn’t nearly as good as his backup’s backup.
The Eagles have a similar situation. For the second year in a row, the starting QB Carson Wentz has gotten hurt and been replaced by backup Nick Foles. Both times, the team then began to play better. All the way through the Super Bowl last year. This year? We’ll see if Foles’ magic act can survive against the Bears defense in Chicago.
Maybe there’s something about this “Nick” thing. Should we draft a guy each year solely because his name is Nick? Many GMs could do worse, probably.
C’est la vie. Time to sit back and watch three straight weekends of do-or-die football. Fun stuff after yet another year of brutal Niner football.