The Patriots Will Watch This NFL Wild-Card Weekend

The Patriots will sit back  and wait on Wild-Card Weekend to find out who they will face next weekend in the divisional playoff round.

Will it be the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, or Baltimore Ravens?

I know a lot of people out there are a little confused with the format so I’ll clear it up for you.  There are only 3 possible scenarios:

Scenario Patriots Play
Jets Win Jets
Jets Lose & Chiefs Win Chiefs
Jets Lose & Ravens Win Ravens

Now where does that leave Patriots?

Who do we actually want to go against?
As much as I would like to be playing in the NFC with their weak opponents we have to choose one of the three.

I think New England would have the best chance against the Chiefs.  The Chiefs do have Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles as well as Dwayne Bowe but I don’t see Matt Cassel being able to rise to the occasion with the post-season pressure and being at Gillette.

Who are we most likely to go against?
I really don’t see the Jets taking down the Colts in their matchup.  Manning has proved himself time and time again and Sanchez’s luck seems to be running thin.
I also don’t see the Chiefs taking down the Ravens.  Flacco, (if he can hold on to the ball) has a number of targets to hit with Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, and Todd Heap (recently back from injury) in his arsenal.  Add Ray Rice and Willis McGahee to the receiving triple-threat and the Ravens have an impressive list of names on the offensive side of the ball.  I think we’ll be seeing the Ravens in Gillette come the divisional playoff round, I also think we’ll win.

Thoughts?

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Dan Jones has been "Nerd-ing" since he took apart the family computer at age 8. He has also been an avid sports fan his entire life. He also enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two girls in their home on the South Shore and playing with their kids and yellow lab Cooper. Although he doesn't have much time to write he certainly has no problem vocally expressing his sports opinions, just ask. (You may regret it as he has a tendency to go on tirades.) Whenever he does post you should read it, you won't regret that you did.