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Divisional Playoffs Open Thread: Saturday Edition

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I'm sure many of you will be spending your Saturday watching some playoff football.  So I offer up this game thread for you all if any of you are hanging around the computer watching the games.

This weekend should provide 4 interesting and hopefully entertaining playoff games to watch.  Quickly, my thoughts on today's 2 games.



I'm sure there are going to be many here who are pulling for the Titans to just destroy the Ravens and their dumb-ass offensive coordinator.  And you can count me into this group.  However, I don't think it's as clear cut as a #1 vs #6 game usually would be.  The Ravens can do things defensively that no team can really imitate - making it tough to prepare.  I think the Ravens will be able to shut down Tennessee's rushing attack, forcing Kerry Collins to win the game with his arm.  Does that old arm have enough left in it for some post-season magic?


When you think about it, the game scheduled as the Saturday night primetime game is probably the least attractive game of the 4 this weekend.  But that doesn't mean the game doesn't have a chance to be a good one.  When these two teams met back in week 8, also in Carolina, the Panthers used 21 3rd quarter points - behind 2 Steve Smith touchdowns - to knock off Arizona 27-23.  If tonight's game is as good as that one, then we're in for a real treat.  I'd look for a healthy dose of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart from the Panthers.  If Arizona can't contain those two, Carolina will win this game.

Enjoy the games, everyone!