Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the AFC and NFC championship matchups. Is it normal for the final 4 quarterbacks to be so good? Has Matt Ryan been even better than Aaron Rodgers in recent weeks? Can either the Falcons or Packers defense at all stop what the other team is doing offensively? Will the Patriots be able to disrupt Roethlisberger, and will they even try to? Will the Steelers be able to get to Brady like how the Texans could? And why is Dion Lewis so good?
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders lead off with a discussion of some of the NFL news, including some coaching hires and the Chargers moving to Los Angeles. Then, they break down all of this weekend's playoff games. Will the Seahawks continue to have success on the ground against the Falcons, and can the Falcons throw on the Seahawks? Why is the Texans' Defensive DVOA rating much worse than their total yards allowed rating? Have the Patriots become the one great team in the "Year of No Great Teams", and how often are the Patriots the No. 1 team in DVOA? Why are the Steelers so good defensively, and what will happen in their matchup with the Chiefs given that both teams are so balanced? Are the Packers all about Aaron Rodgers, or will losing Jordy Nelson hurt them? And will the Packers be able to stop the Cowboys' excellent running game?
Scott Spratt of Sports Info Solutions and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders discuss the 4 playoff games this Wild Card weekend. Were the Raiders overrated even before Derek Carr's injury, and are the less equipped to deal with his injury than other teams are with QB injuries? Are the Texans the worst playoff team ever? Are the Seahawks still strong enough with all of their injuries to handle Detroit? Will the Dolphins' and Giants' pass rushes be major factors in their games against the Steelers and Packers, or are those opponents too hot?