With the elimination of the New York Giants from the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys may have caught a break. Yes, they must face a white-hot Aaron Rodgers next, but, no, they don’t have to face an opponent that beat them twice this season.
Dallas defensive end David Irving says the Cowboys “need” another shot at the New York Giants, but he might want to reconsider. Nobody is playing better defense than Big Blue, and it just discovered a running game.
It’s time to consider Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford as a serious MVP candidate. No, he doesn’t lead the league in passing yards or touchdown passes or victories, but he does in fourth-quarter comeback victories … and that counts for plenty.
The best team in the NFL? Time to start paying attention to Seattle. Everything is going its way. Russell Wilson is healthy. The Legion of Boom is back. And the Seahawks are on a roll– with no speed bumps ahead.
The Oakland Raiders have just about everything … except a new home. They can pass. They can run. And they win, win, win. Now, the Raiders are on top of the AFC West and making a serious push for their first playoff appearance since 2002.