Expect an Incredible NFL Wildcard Weekend

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Wild, Wild NFL
With three of four NFL wildcard matchups being Week 17 rematches, watch for the three losing teams of a week ago to play with intensity, to show new strategies and plays, and to have improved performances.
Expect the three winners from a week ago to be confident and to both emphasize their strengths from Week 17, but to also adjust as each game progresses to what the opponent brings.
Therefore, I expect all games to be very close and tight. Two will be defensive throwback games and two contests will showcase a lot of offense.
New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals
This is the first one of three Week 17 rematches. The Bengals saw everything the Jets had: the flood blitzes, the zone blocking schemes, the direct snap plays, etc. The Jets got no such preview on the Bengals.
Now they move to Cincinnati and the Jets have a rookie quarterback who threw 20 picks.  The Jets have won seven of their last eight games against the Beng...

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