January 10th, 2011
by bearsbacker

The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens came away with the wins yesterday on the Sunday of wild card weekend.

The Packers beat the Eagles in Philadelphia 21-16. The Packers will now travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons next Saturday at 8 PM ET. The Packers lost to the Falcons in Atlanta back in week 12 of the regular season 20-17.

The Packers-Falcons rematch is likely the best match-up of the NFC divisional round next weekend.

The Packers are playing well and will be tough to beat, but the Falcons are well rested and will have their crowd in the game. Should be a good NFC game.

The other game yesterday was the Ravens against the Chiefs. The Chiefs got blown out by the Ravens, they turned the ball over 5 times and lost the game 30-7. The Chiefs just weren’t that good.

The Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh next weekend to take on the Steelers. This will be the third match up for the AFC North rivals. This will be the best AFC match up next weekend, low scoring, hard running and good quarterbacking will be in this game.

The other AFC divisional game next weekend will be the Jets against the Patriots. This will be the third meeting between the Jets and Pats.

This is the first time in the history of the NFL, that the AFC has seen two actual divisional match ups in the divisional round.

The Patriots will be large favorites, but the Jets have been playing well as of late. Look for this game to be closer than people think.

The other match-up in the NFC is going to be fourth seeded Seahawks, who finished the season 7-9 and upset the Saints on Saturday against the two seeded Bears.

The Bears lost 23-20 back in week 6 to the Seahawks, but the Bears offensive line was in limbo, they gave up six sacks to the Seahawks and they only attempted to run the ball 14 times against the 39 pass attempts. Mike Martz has improved his game plans as of late, I don’t expect anything like that one back in week 6. Look for Matt Forte to be a play-maker running and catching passes out of the backfield on Sunday.

Saturday, Jan 15.

Ravens-Steelers- 4:30 ET

Packers-Falcons-8:00 ET

Sunday, Jan 16.

Seahawks-Bears- 1:oo ET

Jets-Patriots-4:30 ET

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