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Slick’s Divisional Playoff Overreactions – It’s on Bitches!

Slick’s Divisional Playoff Overreactions – It’s on Bitches!
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Here we go. The real playoffs began last weekend when the Pats finally got their chance to participate. The Bills even hired a coach. So let’s get right to it.
 
The last place Jets didn’t do anything. I mean yes they fired some more assistant coaches, but come on. They are the Jets, they suck and won’t be good for a long, long time. Deal with it.
 
Now we have the Bills, Kim hired a new head coach. This time it was not the flashy, fat and boisterous type of hire that she made last time; but a relative nobody in the form of something called Sean McDermott, who I guess was the defensive coordinator for one of the most underperforming defenses of the 2016 seasons…Good luck with that.
 
The Dolphins did nothing last week. No news is god news from that collection of criminals.
 
And now the Pats. The only team good enough to be invited to play a game over the weekend, got their annual tomato can lined up for the Divisional round of the Playoffs. The Houston Texans rolled into sleepy Foxboro having been beaten by more than 100 combined points the last 5 times they had come to town. They were also one of the biggest underdogs in NFL history. And then the game started. The Pats jumped out to an easy 14 point lead with Dion Lewis showing that he is every bit the game breaker that Pars fans believed him to be. His 98 yd kickoff return for a touchdown was the first playoff KO return TD in Pats history. Then, just when it looked like things may get out of hand, Eric Rowe did something stupid and gave the Texans a free first down and some life. (funniest thing about that penalty was BB on the conference call Monday talking about it, “It’s against the rules. You can’t do that.” So I guess that puts to bed all those rumors about the Pats breaking rules, coach says you can’t break the rules, so they must not.) The Texans got themselves a field goal on that drive, then on the ensuing kickoff, the aforementioned Mr. Lewis fumbled the ball back to the Texans on the 15 or so, resulting in an easy score. Then the Texans turned up the defense a bit, flustering the Pats offensive line and pressuring Brady into a couple of interceptions. But in the end, the Texans blow and Brock Osweiller might be the worst QB this (or since he’s on the other side, would it be that?) side of New Jersey and showed it. Long story short, the Pats played terrible, and still covered the third largest point spread in NFL history.

 
 
BONUS coverage: The Steelers are coming to Foxboro next!
 
So it appears that the sissy Steelers couldn’t handle a little freezing rain and had the Rooney’s force the league to change the game time to 8:20 instead of their standard 1 o’clock start time. I mean AB couldn’t risk the rain getting his phone wet and messing up his Facebook chats. All in all, the Steelers are lucky that the Chiefs are doing their best to set offensive football and the forward pass back 50 years. Even by not scoring a single touchdown in an NFL playoff game, they escaped with a win. I say they escaped because the refs obviously bailed them out by throwing a flag on a textbook holding penalty on the final two-point conversion. But think about that for a minute, the Chiefs had a chance to go for two. Actually, they had two chances if you count their opening drive score. That means, the Kansas City Chiefs, led by the ultimate game manager, Alex Smith; scored two more touchdowns than the Steelers. Wow, yeah the Steelers’ offense is elite…

 

Trolly game pick: Pats 35, Steelers 15. Both teams score 5 times, just one scores TDs and the other kicks FGs.

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