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Quote of the Day

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

— Lao Tzu

NFL Playoffs continue

Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers were eliminated from the postseason last weekend with an upset loss to the Cleveland Browns. So, who are you going to cheer for this week? There are eight teams remaining. In the AFC, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland and Kansas City remain. In the NFC, it’s Green Bay, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Tampa Bay. The top two seeds are the favorites to make the conference championship games. On Saturday, Baltimore travels to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams vist Green Bay. On Sunday, Cleveland goes to Kansas City and Tampa Bay visits New Orleans. Here’s a closer look at the games (and a prediction!):

Rams at Packers

The Rams pulled off the upset at Seattle last weekend, but they have a much tougher task on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field this weekend. Aaron Rodgers only has one Super Bowl ring, but this might be the year that he adds to his collection. Sorry Rams fans, but Jared Goff vs. Rodgers is a no-brainer.

Packers, 34-13.

Ravens at Bills

The No. 5-seeded Ravens won at Nashville last week, defeating the Titans, 20-13. Although Lamar Jackson is tough to stop, the Bills have a weapon of their own in QB Josh Allen. Look for Allen and Stefon Diggs to have a big afternoon. This should be one of the best games of the weekend. Too bad the Bills won’t have a full stadium. Still, Bills Mafia should be happy come Saturday night.

Bills, 28-24.

Browns at Chiefs

OK, so the Browns pulled off an upset at Heinz Field last week. So what? It says here that the better team (the Steelers) lost last week because they couldn’t hang on to the football. The Chiefs won’t turn the ball over five times and in the end, Juju Smith-Schuster will be right. “The Browns is the Browns.”

Chiefs, 42-15.

Bucs at Saints

The ageless Tom Brady and Drew Brees will do battle once again this weekend. The Saints are at home, but that won’t mean much without fans in the Superdome. However, unless Tom Brady deflates some footballs, the Bucs have run their course. Watch for a sideline temper tantrum from Antonio Brown as a bonus. Saints, 33-21.


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