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George Hale Talks NFL Playoffs 

THE N F L PLAYOFFS START THIS WEEKEND AND THE FUN BEGINS.
GAMES ARE PLAYED ON THE FIELD AND NOT ON PAPER, OR BY FANS AND REPORTERS,
BUT SOME THINGS ARE OBVIOUS.
THE BIG QUESTION IS WHAT TEAM WILL WIN THE NFC AND FACE THE NEW ENGLAND
PATRIOTS IN THE SUPERBOWL.
YES YOU HEARD ME RIGHT
THE THING THAT COUNTS MOST IN THE RUNUP TO A CHAMPIONSHIP IS THE ROAD
EACH TEAM HAS TO TAKE TO GET THERE.
IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATS THE PATRIOTS ARE GIVEN A 35% CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL
WITH THE DALLAS COWBOYS GIVEN A 14% CHANCE.
AGAIN, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE OBSTACLES EACH TEAM WILL FACE ON THE JOURNEY
TO FAME AND GLORY.
THE NFC HAS A NUMBER OF TEAMS THAT HAVE LEGITIMATE TALENT AND ABILITY TO MAKE
THE BIG GAME.
THERE HAS BEEN A TON OF TALK ABOUT THE DALLAS COWBOYS WINNING BUT TO DO THAT
THEY WILL BE SEVERELY TESTED.
YOU HAVE TO LIKE THE ATLANTA FALCONS WITH THEIR OFFENSE AND MATT RYAN
THE GREEN BAY PACKERS HAVE WON SIX IN A ROW BEHIND AARON ROGERS
THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS HAVE SUPERBOWL EXPIERIENCE AND I’M NOT RULING OUT
THE GIANTS EITHER.
NOW LETS SHIFT GEARS TO OUR GUYS.
THIS IS A BYE WEEK AND YOU CAN BET THAT BILL BELLICHICK WON’T BE IDLE AS HE AND THE
STAFF WATCH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOUR WILD CARD GAMES AND PLOTTING.
WE KNOW NEW ENGLAND HAS HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE ALL THE WAY IN THE AFC SO
THE ROAD LOOKS NICE AND COLD AND MAYBE SNOWY.
WE DO KNOW WHAT THE LAS VEGAS FOLKS HAVE PUT FORTH AS ODDS
SO AS WE HEAD INTO THIS BYE WEEKEND LET’S PEEK AT WHAT THEY THINK
IF THE DOLPHINS END UP BEATING THE STEELERS NEW ENGLAND WOULD FACE
MIAMI AGAIN AND WOULD BE 13 POINT FAVORITES
IF THE STEELERS BEAT THE DOLPHINS THE PATRIOTS PLAY THE WINNER OF THE
TEXANS AND RAIDERS.
NEW ENGLAND WOULD BE LISTED AT 14 POINT FAVORITES OVER HOUSTON AND
17 POINTS OVER OAKLAND.
SO NO MATTER HOW IT GOES THE PATRIOTS WILL BE FAVORED IN EVERY GAME LEADING
UP TO THE SUPERBOWL BY TWO TOUCHDOWNS OR MORE
THE AFC TITLE GAME WOULD BE THE TOUGHEST BUT ONE MORE TIME IT WILL BE AT
FOXBOROUGH AND DEEP INTO WINTER.
NOW ALL OF THIS SOUNDS SO SIMPLE RIGHT?
BUT IT NEVER IS AND A MYRIAD OF THINGS CAN AND WILL HAPPEN.
THE PATRIOTS WITH THE COMBO OF BRADY AND BELICHICK HAVE PLAYED IN SIX OF
THE SUPER BOWLS WITH A 4 WINS 2 LOSS RECORD.
BUT REMEMBER THAT NOT ONE HAS BEEN A BLOWOUT. THEY ALL HAVE BEEN CLOSE OR
AS WE SAY WITHIN ” THE MARGIN OF ERROR”.
DETRACTORS ARE SAYING THE PATS ARE NOT TESTED BY THEIR DIVISION BUT ITS NOT
THEIR FAULT. YOU PLAY WHAT IS ON THE SCHEDULE.
SO ON THIS BYE WEEKEND LIKE SO MANY OTHERS I WILL SIT BACK AND ENJOY WHAT
THE NFL DELIVERS AND HOPE FOR GOOD GAMES.
MAKES A COLD WEEKEND BETTER.
BUT DEEP DOWN, IN MY NEW ENGLAND HEART, I LONG FOR A SCENE IN FEBRUARY
WHERE ROGER GOODELL HAS TO HAND THE LOMBARDI TROPHY TO BOB KRAFT AND
THE MVP AWARD TO TOM BRADY.
BOTH WOULD SMILE AND THANK THE COMMISSIONER FOR FOR THE TROPHYS.
ONE CAN ONLY SUSPECT WHAT GOODELL WOULD BE THINKING
PRICELESS!

THIS IS GEORGE HALE WITH MY PERSPECTIVE ON SPORTS