2017 NFL PLAY OFF BRACKET

    OAKLAND RAIDERS SIGN COACH JACK  DEL RIO TO 4 YEAR DEAL.                                                                                    
 Atlanta Falcons trying  to lure Alabama Offenive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian to replace Kyle Shanahan.
  ATLANTA FALCON OFFENNSIVE COORDINATOR KYLE SHANAHAN INKS CONTRACT TO COACH THE SAN FRANCISCO 49’ERS 
A thrilling end to A game that in retrospect was really 2 games.  The first game featured the ATLANTA FALCONS.  THE SECOND FEATURED the PATRIOTS of NEW ENGLAND.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE HALF TIME SHOW WAS THE BEST IN MANY YEARS
The BIGGEST LOSER was BUDWEISER. The tribute to SPUDS was a nice idea.  BUT IT WAS BY FAR THE WORST STAGED COMMERCIAL OF ALL.  If they paid anything more than $100.oo for it they overpaid.  let alone the cost to air it.  The smart thing, (Since they couidn’t do a decent tribute to SPUDS), What he heck!  They should have had the CLYDESDALES.  Anyway you look at it.  The CLYDESDALES were a staple to promoting BUDWEISER.  As for me NO BUD PRODUCTS until I SEE THE CLYDESDALES in next years SUPER BOWL ADS! !!!
Tom Brady named Super Bowl LI. MVP
Belichik FIRST Coach to win 5 Super Bowls
PATRIOTS NOW 5 OF 7 SUPER BOWLS
PATRIOTS WIN. BRADY FIRST QB TO WIN 5 SUPER BOWLS
FIRST SUPER BOWL OT
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan named MVP.  Ryan is the FIRST FALCON TO RECIEVE THIS AWARD
Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett named Coach of the Year
Atlanta Falcon QB Matt Ryan named Offensive Player of the year.
Oaland Raider Defensive End; Khalil Mack named Defensive Player of the year
San Diego Charger Joey Bosa named Defensive Rookie of the year
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, named ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. Congratulations to the young QB
My Pick for Super Bowl Champion does not reflect my personal feelings.  just the numbers.  The Patriots have won enough.  It would be nice for the Falcons to Win a Super Bowl.  personally I will most likely just take peeks at the game.  I DEFINITELY will not watch the Half Time Show.  There have been too many DUDs, of the past few years for me to waste my time there. (I will look for the Clydesdales though)
BUT I wish the best of luck to both team,  (maybe a little  more for the underdog)
Hope you all enjoy the game. 
JUST IN:  POPULAR INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PUNTER PAT McAFFE ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FROM FOOTBALL AT AGE 29.  HE WAS DUE $6 MILLION DOLLARS IN WHAT WAS TO BE HIS FINAL 2 CONTRACT SEASONS.  HE WILL JOIN THE SATIRICAL  WEBSITE BARSTOOLS.  HIS CAPACITY THERE IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.  McAFEE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMING ON THE COMEDY CIRCUIT THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.
                                                                                                                                                                                          FOX Sports NFL broadcaster, JOHN LYNCH named San Francisco 49’ers new GM.   To sign a 6 year contract.
Chris Ballard to be new Indianapolis Colts GM.  Ballard comes over from Kansas City Chiefs organization, where he served as Director of Football Operations
NCAA MARCH MADNESS:  As I understand it now; plan to announce the  top four seeds in the tournament in each of the 4  Regions. as they stand on FEBRUARY 11,2017. (Saturday 12:30 pm on CBS).  But things could change between then and Tournament time.  MARCH 12 SEEDINGS.  Sounds like a hype job for the  Tournament.
OAKLAND RAIDERS HAVE OFFICIALLY FILED TO MOVE TO LAS VEGAS
How about that folks.  Just shows, I knew there was going to be an upset this weekend.  (Sadly it wasn’t the one I picked..So i suppose I can claim 3 missed upsets).
No I didn’t  take Atlanta Falcons and went against the numbers and really thought Seattle Seahawks would pull off the UPSET.
NOTICE……..STEELERS @ CHIEFS GAME MOVED TO 20:20.     DUE TO PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS TO HIRE FORMER BUFFALO BILLS HEAD COACH ANTHONY  LYNN
Buffalo Bills choose Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean MxDermont, to lead the next season as head coach
AND THE COACHING MERRY GO ROUND CONTINUES
Denver Broncos made a surprise move by hiring Miami Dolhins Defensive Co-ordinator VANCE JOSEPH to be replace Gary Kubiak at the helm.
 The end of an era.  San Diego Chargers will be no more.  It us going to be hard to say LOS ANGELES CHARGERS. Just as I had a hard time when Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis; and St. Louis Cardinals, became the Arizona Cardinals.  BUT I DO HAVE TO WONDER HOW MANY FOOTBALL TEAMS CAN 1 city support?
I know some of you old tumers will say, THEY ARE JUST MOVING BACK HOME. The Chargers began in Los Angeles in 1960, (I think that was their first year),  BUT, they have been known as SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Since 1961.  That is a 55 year legacy.  They leave behind.
Congratulation to CLEMSON , the new NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS.  Beating ALABAMA in a close contest, 35-31.
Interim Jaguars Coach Doug Marrone will lose his title of  “INTERIM”  and accept Jaguars Head Coaching job
NOTE To Colts owner Jim Irsay.  I, like many of your faithful fans can see keeping Coach Pagano.  He  is only able to do so much with the talent he has to work with.  GRIGSON, seems to be the weak link here.  He apparently lacks the ability or ambition, (if you will), to seek out the talent needed to help QB Luck to the top.  It is your decision.  Your team. Put your personal feeling aside. DUMP GRIGSON.
I know this is an NFL post.  But I just wanted to warn anyone planning on seeing the latest “ROGUE  ONE:  A STAR WARS  STORY”.  Don’t waste your time and money.  I have watched them all, even the original when released.  This is the WORST EVER.  Jar Jar Binks would have added so much to this disappointing movie.  It was so bad I fell asleep several times, (or nearly so).  I know some of you younger fans will probably think it was great.   But all I can say is “They made a lot of money on a very ,very poor presentation.  SAVE YOR MONEY!!!  Hoping next one is up to par with the rest of the series.
Just a word on the Golden Globe Awards.  I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANY OF THE WINNERS.  Juat shows Golden Globe is another way to promote losers, and try to get some revenue.  
AS ALL MY REGULAR READERS KNOW I DO NOT BELIEVE IN POLITICIS IN GOVERNMENT..  SO TAKE THIS AS  IT IS MEANT.   DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA.  I AM NOT SAYING HE WAS WHAT I WANTED.  BUT WE COULD NOT AFFORD ANOTHER CLINTON TERM.  I ADMIT I WASN’T DISAPPOINTED IN THE WALK THROUGH PRESIDENCY OF OBAMA.  I DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH FROM HIM.;  (HIS LACK OF EXPERIENCE).  TRUMP HAS A TAD LESS POLITICAL LESS EXPERIENCE.  BUT AT LEAST HE (hopefully) WASN’T SPEAKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HIS MOUTH.  TIME WILL TELL.  BUT HE DID SAY WHAT HE THOUGHT, UNLIKE HILLARY WHO SAID WHAT EVER SHE THOUGHT THE PEOPLE SHE WAS TALKING TO WANTED TO HEAR.     YES I WISH WE HAD A BETTER CHOICE: BUT WE DIDN’T WE ONLY HAD THE TWO.  
SO SUCK IT UP YOU BIG CRY BABIES. JUST BECAUSE YOUR CANDDATE LOST.  THAT IS ALL YOU ARE IS   C-R-Y B-A-B-I-ES.  QUIT CRYING AND  DO SOMETHING USEFUL.  LIKE SUPPORTING LEGISLATURES,  LETTING THEM KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.  THE PRESIDENT CAN’T DO EVERYTHING,  YOUR LEGISLATURES HAVE A LOT OF SAY.  
MAYBE  I MISSED IT.  I DON’T RECALL PEOPLE CARRYING ON LIKE THIS WHEN BARACK (ON VACATION most of his term)  and as far as I can see the best GUN SALESMAN, along, WITH HILLARY CLINTON.  THE UNITED STATES HAS EVER SEEN.  
THAT IS HOW I SEE IT ……. G-R-O-W  U-P
 Football, Football, Football, 

All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
WILD-CARD  ROUND
 SATURDAY 01/07/17 16:35
1 ESPN/ABC  (5) Oakland Raiders 14 (4)HOUSTON TEXANS  27  1  1/1
  SATURDAY   01/07/17   20:15
NBC (6) Detroit Lions  6 @ (3) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS  26  3 4/4
 
 
 SUNDAY    01/08/17 13:05
CBS (6) Miami Dolphin 12  @ (3) PITTSBURGH STEELERS 30 4 8/8
 SUNDAY  01/08/17 16:40
FOX
(5) NY Giants 13 @ (4) GREEN BAY PACKERS 38  2  10/10

 
DIVISIONAL  ROUND
  SATURDAY 01/14/17  16:35  
 FOX (3) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 20  @ (2) Atlanta Falcons  36  1 10/9
SATURDAY  01/14/17 20:15  
 CBS (4) Houston Texans  16  @ (1) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS  34 4  14/13
SUNDAY 01/15/17 20:20    
 7 NBC (3) Pittsburgh Steelers 18  @ (2) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS  2 14/11
  SUNDAY 01/15/17 16:40
FOX (4) Green Bay Packers  34  @ (1) DALLAS COWBOYS 31 3 14/8
   
NFC CHAMP IONSHIP 
GAME 

SUNDAY 01/22/17 15:05
9 FOX
 (4) GREEN BAY PACKERS  21   @ (2) Atlanta Falcons  44 1 14/7
AFC CHAMP IONSHIP  GAME  
  SUNDAY 01/22/17 18:40  
10  CBS (3) Pittsburgh Steelers   @ (1) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 2
 
SUNDAY  02/05/17 18:30
SUPER BOWL
11 FOX (1)NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS  34 (2) Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT)  By 3
  NGR STADIUM HOUSTON TX
136 Pts Games  Possible  
Tie Breaker (Sunday) 2 team total last game)
Actual Score
Points Off