NFL Wild Card Weekend Is a Road Warrior’s Dream

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the 2010 NFL Wild Card weekend approaches kickoff, speculation runs rampant on who will play football again next week and who will go fishing instead.
Quarterbacks will get much of the press, starting with future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Michael Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco and last year's Super Bowl MVP and Bert Bell Award recipient, Drew Brees, will also get a healthy dose of the spotlight.
The old adage is that a solid running game and stout defense win playoff games. If this holds true, teams like Green Bay, Indianapolis, Seattle and New Orleans could not have much of a shelf life in the playoffs. While Green Bay has an excellent defense, its rushing attack is practically non-existent.
Weather does not appear to be a factor this weekend, which is good for dinged-up teams like the Packers, Colts and Saints. All are hurting in several key positions, but have still persevered enough to get into the playoffs for a shot at the championship.
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