It’s the game of the year of course because of the “hype” surrounding Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Last week’s overtime playoff game was the highest rated game of it’s kind in 24 years. Tebow almost broke Twitter after the game causing there to be almost 10,000 Tweets per second….per second people.
The Broncos may have committed their first and quite possibly last mistake of the season.
The Broncos and by extension Tim Tebow seem to believe that the Chiefs aren’t considering this weekend’s game as a type of payback scenario. That’s their first mistake. Make no mistake, the Chiefs are coming in to this game with 2 intentions. One is to win the game and prevent Denver from going to the post season and two is to avenge their quarterback, Kyle Orton’s, name and reputation.
Already solidified are the AFC East and a 1st round bye with the Patriots. The AFC South spot is also sorted out with the Houston Texans. The two wildcard teams right now are the Steelers and Ravens but that could change depending on what happens this weekend.
The Ravens clinch the AFC North division and a first-round bye with a Ravens win OR a Ravens tie and a Steelers loss or tie OR a Steelers loss. The Ravens clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a Ravens win and a Patriots loss at the Bills.
Several teams in the NFL control their own fate coming down to the last 2 games of the regular season. Their goal now is just to win the last 2 games and then let the post season chips fall where they may.
The Falcons, Lions, Broncos, Raiders, Giants and Cowboys are all in control of their own fates. Some of these teams have an easier road than others, but all have only one place they need to go, the win column.
The Cowboys and Giants are on tap for Sunday night football. This game is big for both teams. A divisional matchup and a chance for the Giants to make up some ground on the Cowboys. The Giants will have Ahmad Bradshaw back for this game and hope to be able to run the ball against the Cowboys. Currently in the NFC East the Cowboys are 7-5 and the Giants are 6-6. The Cowboys have lost 1 and the Giants are on a 4 game losing streak coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Packers. Definitely a big game.