The NFL For Dummies

by Peter Bloch

To preface this article, I would like to state that what follows is meant for those who watch football at an utter maximum of ten games a year, and who have no idea who will play in the Super Bowl. This guide is also for Kara Tambellini who has very little (if any) knowledge of American Football.

The NFL is split into two sections: the AFC (American Football Conference) and the NFC (National Football Conference). The Super Bowl game is the final game of the year in which the champions of each league duke it out to find who is the best team of the year.

Last weekend is what we call “Wildcard Weekend,” where the bottom two seeded teams play two lucky teams that didn’t win their division, but had the next best Win/Loss ratio. I should also mention that the seedings are done by a fancy algorithm comparing Win/Loss ratios, and how much each team won, points scored, interceptions, etc.

During the “Wildcard Weekend,” all four “Wildcard” teams won, which is very unexpected. Important highlights included: the Seahawks defeating the Vikings 10-9 on a missed field goal by the Vikings, the Bengals losing to the Steelers due to bad sportsmanship (more or less), the Chiefs destroying the Texans 30-0, and Aaron Rogers being a total beast and leading his team to victory.

My personal belief (a completely biased conjecture) for the NFC is that it will come down to the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. I am a huge Packers fan, and truly believe that we can win the Super Bowl this year! However, to defeat them, be have to defeat the Arizona Cardinals this weekend (seeded #2 for NFC), and then most likely the Carolina Panthers (#1), or the Seahawks. These games may be the hardest this season, but we will prevail!

In the AFC, I predict that the New England will defeat this week’s opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, and then either the Denver Broncos or the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you’re wondering why I am so adamant about the New England Patriots winning, I have one thing to say: “four.” The only player in the postseason who has won four Superbowls is Tom Brady, Quarterback of the New England Patriots. I think that he is completely dialed into his game, and is a prime choice for winning.
For those of you who love to look at highlight reels, I recommend watching: Odell Beckham Jr.’s “Catch of the Year,” because it has turned my brain year upside down. I hope that you all enjoy your upcoming Super Bowls, and get to have a fun time with your families!

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