Well the NFL Wildcard weekend is over. The rankings are in with Joy Dees snagging the top spot from the guys. All season the team has been teasing Joy about being at the bottom of the pick’em league. Well its a new battle and seems like Joy is on the road to the last laugh. Joy finished the Wildcard weekend at 3 -1, while there was a 4 way tie at 1-3 and down goes the Kings with no correct picks at all last week. Makes you wonder, what are they the King of?
So last week I went 1 – 3, the one thing I enjoyed is there was a lot of defensive chess matches going on in the NFL Wildcard weekend. The biggest shocker for me was a defense figuring out Lamar Jackson. When you actually look at what the Los Angeles Chargers did to keep him frustrated and make mistakes was the equivalent to the Los Angeles Lakers game planning around Allen Iverson. They were two things that got the Baltimore Ravens into the playoffs, their defense and the unpredictable play style of Jackson. Well you keep the defense on the field long enough, they are going get tired and start taking off plays. To defeat Jackson you have to neutralize his speed which got him into the big dance to begin with. Chargers did that by replacing their Linebacker core with Safeties. Thumbs up to the Chargers Defensive coaching staff and I guess you can also credit the Cleveland Brown who the week before showed how to potential slow Jackson down as well.
All season the team has been making their picks live on Quarantine Radio each week, at the end of the season an outside Christ St Moore won our ESPN pick’em league. Above you can see the picks for the wildcard and below our affiliate Podcast team Debate Amongst Friends picks.
ILL Breaks down the NFL Wildcard Weekend I did not get a chance to break down the season before, but…