Buffalo vs. Atlanta: Atlanta WR Roddy White. This guy has to be the most underrated wide out in the NFL. Eight grabs for 139 yards and two scores. His touchdown on the first Atlanta offensive play was impressive. His 5-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter shows he can be a possession receiver, not only a big play guy.
San Diego vs. Tennessee: San Diego QB Phillip Rivers. He was 21 of 27 for 264 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with nine different receivers and completing seven passes of more than 20 yards before basically taking the 4th quarter off. The Chargers are now 18-0 in December with Rivers as their starter.
Jacksonville vs. New England: New England WR Wes Welker. With all due respect to Randy Moss’ three touchdowns, without Welker’s 13 for 138, Moss would not have been in a position to get the easy ones after Welker did all the heavy lifting.
Wild Card: Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell. A lot of people are banging on him for resting his players in lieu of a perfect season. If they win the Super Bowl, everyone that is hammering him better eat there words. I know it has not worked in the past but nothing sets you up for a big run in the playoffs than a healthy roster.
Buffalo vs. Atlanta: The Bills. Did they forget to get on the plane? I thought they would at least make a game out of it. They looked like they wanted to be anywhere but the Georgia Dome on Sunday.
San Diego vs. Tennessee: Tennessee offense. In a game where you are fighting for a playoff spot, you can’t give the game away early, but they did by committing two turnovers, which led to 14 Chargers points. They also had eight penalties for 61 yards during the first half.
Jacksonville vs. New England: Jacksonville QB David Garrard. Threw two picks and had less than 10 yards a completion. They needed to rely on the passing game after getting down early but less that 200 yards in the air won’t cut it.
NFL Power Poll
1. Indianapolis- Resting their starters led to the loss…they would have won otherwise.
2. San Diego- This team is scary. Don’t be shocked if they end up in the Super Bowl.
3. Philadelphia- They are playing the best football in the NFC. Donovan McNabb has got the Iggles on a roll.
4. New Orleans- A loss to a playoff bound Cowboys is ok, one to a crappy Bu
5. Dallas- Tony Romo is proving he can win in December.
Indianapolis 31 San Diego 27
Philadelphia 24 New Orleans 23
Indianapolis 28 Philadelphia 23