Friday, January 11, 2013

1/11 (NFL Divisional) Quickie

The most compelling storyline of the NFL Divisional round this weekend is Peyton Manning's return to the playoffs. I think it's pretty simple:

If Manning doesn't win, he fails to advance the Broncos any further than Tim Tebow did last year. And that would be just about as big of a failure as his regular season was a success.

Don't get me wrong: He SHOULD win. But if he DOESN'T? The season is a waste. For all the "MVP"-ness of Manning, they might as well have stuck with Tebow, if results are all that matter.

Broncos over Ravens
Pats over Texans
Seahawks over Falcons
49ers over Packers.

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-- D.S.

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