The NFL Playoffs are here. It features today’s marquee quarterbacks in Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers. It also ushers in the NFL’s next generation at the position in Patrick Mahones II, Deshon Watson, Dak Prescott and Lavar Jackson. One thing about this year’s playoffs, every team in the tournament has a legitimate chance to hoist the Super Bowl trophy. For this issue, we pick the two teams we think will make it to the big dance.
The New Orleans Saints are lead by perineal pro bowler and future Hall of Fame inductee Drew Brees. The Saints are the number one seed in the NFC and boast the best home record in the NFL. They are nearly undefeated at home. Coach Sean Payton is an excellent game planner and the team will have to win two home games and head to Atlanta for the big show. The fact that they are dome team who play in Atlanta every year is another advantage.
Lead by Brees, the Saints explosive offense features stud wide receiver Michael Thomas. He leads the league in targets and receptions. At 6’3 and 212lbs, he gives the team a true number one wide receiver that teams must game plan for. His presence opens the running lanes for Alvin Kamara and newly acquired Latavius Murray. The addition of free agent tight-end Jared Cook will page huge dividend as he’s a difficult match up for safeties and linebackers. If these quadrouples are playing well and Drew has good to a great games, look for the Who Dat nation to show up in Miami in February dressed in black and gold like Mardi Gras has a new location.
The Saints also process a solid defense. Led by pro bowler Cameron Jordan, the unit has enough pieces to give opposing offense fits. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore is a shutdown corner and the secondary as a whole is playing peaking and playing exceptional football during the last quarter of the regular season. If they can carry that momentum into the playoffs, the final scores in their first two games at home maybe routes.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Period.
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