Friday, January 04, 2008
Breakin it down is 5 key stories plus a pick for each postseason game this season.
Time to Become a Legend
LDT is a great player and will finish with stats comparable to the best running backs in the history of the NFL but in order to become an absolute legend in the NFL you need championships. It starts this weekend in a matchup against the Titans which LDT should dominate. He dominated them in the Chargers come back win and he should do so again this weekend.
Fillin Philip's Big Mouth
Philip Rivers is beginning to become one of the loudest trash talkers in the NFL. He's got a lot of fight in him and isn't afraid to let the opponent know so. The Titans most likely wouldn't mind hitting him hard, early and often to give him some of his own trash talking medicine.
48 Stolen Possessions
Turnover differential has been a major discrepancy between the Division Winners and their Wildcard counterparts, but in no case is it bigger than in this game. The Chargers led the NFL in Takeaways by a wide margin (48 to 37) and had the leagues best differential at +24. The Titans meanwhile forced a lot of turnovers themselves (34) but fully countered that with an equal amount of giveaways.
Young Buck or The Elder Drunk
Over the past few days there have been many people coming out saying that the Titans are a better off with Kerry Collins running the show instead of Vince Young, even if he is healthy. Perhaps they missed who Kerry Collins was. A turnover prone quarterback with a big arm and a tendency to make terrible decisions. Meanwhile Vince Young wins football games. But hey if you want to pass the ball and feed the ball to the Chargers Kerry is your man.
Norv Still At the Wheel
2 months ago everyone, including yours truly, was killing Norv Turner for sinking the Chargers ship. Granted he didn't steer it back to a 14-2 record but he does have them playing well at the tail end of the season and if he could put together a run over the next few weeks he could make everyone eat their words.... Doubtful.
I shouldn't be this confident given Norv Turner is still the head coach of the Chargers and was the man who douched away my Suicide Pick. However amongst all the games this weekend I have the most confidence in the Chargers knocking off the Titans at home.