First off let me start off saying that with my picks I was 2-2 should have been 3-1 but the cursed Chiefs caused me. Lets move on to the Wildcard Sunday.
The game with the Chargers and Bengals was a little bit of a surprise for me because Bengals have more talent and had not lost all year at home. Chargers first off came out with the best game plan so you have to give Kudos to the coaching staff. Philip Rivers has been playing great this year and he put forth a next great performance. Their running game was pretty good also helping them to control the clock. That being said this was Cincy’s game to lose and they lost it. For a third straight year in the playoffs Dalton choked and in all 3 games combined he only threw one TD. The Bengals had many chances but failed to capitalize and the turnovers killed them. I don’t think much changes need to be made to the Bengals team just gaining some mental toughness so in the future they can pull out games like this. People will talk bad about Dalton but his 3rd year and 3rd playoff appearance. he just has to grow in future.
Moving on to what I think had to be the game of the week. Packers and 49ers is an all time rivalry and bound to be a great game. The 49ers but together a really good season and the packers has come with a late surge. The Packers may have had a slight advantage because of the great home field. Rodgers also had something he has never had which is an amazing running back. The day after the game all the announcers will say What went wrong for Green bay? Truth is nothing went wrong for them. Eddie Lacy had a decent game against a great defense. Rodgers made some great throws and the receivers made some good catches. Their defense who was missing a few key pieces where able to hold SF to a couple field goals when TD’s should have been scored. The fact is at the end of the game SF played their game on the last drive. Hard smashmouth football Frank Gore up the middle. If Dawson missed that field goal and they went into OT and GB scored a TD we would be saying; What went wrong with SF? I do have some criticism for Jim Harbaugh though. It was nothing that he did this year it was his decision last year picking Kapernick over Alex Smith. Although Smith lost the game it proved he is a much better QB than Kapernick. Kapernick is big and he is a great runner which allows him to get receivers open. You can see from his throws though he has a big arm but he is not that accurate. He is not making the amazing throws that he needs to. One of his saving graces is his offensive weapons between Gore, Crabtree, Boldin and Davis; the defense had alot to deal with. I believe that SF can still make it to the superbowl and win it but it will have to be from the defence because Kapernick will not do it on his own.
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