Let’s start with a Super Bowl 49 rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
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How Seattle Wins: They run the ball this time. Only kidding, Seahawks fans are so tired of discussing that play. Seattle is more of a passing team now, and what it comes down to is protecting Russell Wilson so he can get it downfield to receivers like Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks also need to step up in the rushing game. C.J. Prosise and Christine Michael both need to have big games rushing the football.
How New England Wins: Brady to Gronk! Also do not turn the ball over against the Seahawks defense, you don’t want to give this Seattle team any momentum especially in a game this razor thin. Also run it with LaGarrette Blount against this tough D. Blount is an underrated part of this Patriots offense, and if he has a field day, look out because Brady is going crazy.
The Bottom Line: This can go either way. This will be tough for Seattle because this is in Foxborough, but I think they pull off the upset. Tom Brady gets easily rattled by good defenses, case in point the Broncos last year. Seahawks get the win and they avenge their Super Bowl loss from two seasons ago.
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How Cincinnati Wins: That is an atrocious road record. If this team wants to stay at or above .500 then they will need better defense and quarterback play than they’ve been getting. Don’t overthink this, throw the ball to A.J. Green and run the ball with Jeremy Hill.
How New York Wins: Manning to Beckham! The Giants have definitely stepped it up over the last few games and that’s due to clutch plays from that combination. The Giants defense is solid, but I haven’t quite been impressed by their performance this year. That unit needs a big game to stay in the NFC Wild Card chase.
The Bottom Line: The Bengals have fooled me already this year. I will not make that same mistake any longer. The Giants go out there and make a strong case for one of the NFC Wild Card spots. Cincinnati’s season stays on life support.
I am 85-58-2 on the year. Hope all your fantasy football endeavors are going well.