Sunday, December 28, 2008

End of the Road for Bay Area Football - Again.

Niners fans and Raiders fans alike will once again watch other teams in the NFL playoffs this year, possibly living vicariously through former players and coaches who have escaped the dregs of the NFL...  Wait a minute...  No Al Davis today.  Wow...  Anyway, the Niners and Raiders entered the season with low expectations and basically played the first half right down to those expectations - then something happened...  More so on the San Francisco side, but I'll be damned if our two sorry-ass Bay Area NFL Franchises haven't both gotten better over the course of the year.  So I'll be the first one to say it for both teams:  Wait 'til Next Year.

As for Today:

Oakland Raiders @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

The Raiders are better than they were in the beginning of the season, but Tampa is going to roll all over Oakland.  Need I say Gruden + Garcia = Revenge against the Raiders for being disrespectful?  Everyone knows that.  Tampa over Oakland 23-6.  JASR finishes with shit numbers, but the kid may be O.K. for the future.

Washington Redskins @ San Francisco Forty-Niners:

The 'Skins are bringing a bad offense into S.F. stapled to blown early-season expectations.  Crazy how a team can go 7-4 in their conference and lose the division because they suck against the AFC, but that is the Washington steel-o this year.  I will go with S.F. at home, in a game that means much more to them than it does to Washington.   San Francisco over Washington 28-16.

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers:

This is a pressure game, make no doubt about it.  Aaron Rodgers has been great this year, and if he can heal from his many injuries, he will be a strong QB for many years in the NFL.  If he loses this game today, or to be more exact: if his special teams and defense suck ass again, in this game of all games -  he will be remembered for fucking off the 0-16 quest the Lions have been on for the past 15 years.  Green Bay over Detroit 38-35.

Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers:

According to the Bay Area Media, this game has big implication for the Forty-Niners.  A San Diego loss means that Norv Turner will be fired and then hired by Niners as O.C.  The press here is awesome with speculation, from C.C. Sabathia to the Giants to Norv to the Niners.  Sllaacs picks Denver over the Chargers 28-10.


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