Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
They scored only six points in the second half, but the 49ers prevailed at the end to beat the Cardinals 23-20 in Arizona Sunday. “I was impressed with how hard (the 49ers) played,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.
The 49ers could still win the NFC West if they beat the Cardinals and the Rams beat the Seahawks in Seattle Sunday. “(A Rams win in Seattle) is a long shot,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
For many football fans, Week 16 of the season is even bigger than the Super Bowl because it is their personal Super Bowl. It is the week with money on the line. Week 16 is the week fantasy football champions are crowned.
The KCBS Radio morning crew asked John Madden to comment on some of the Week 15 NFL match-ups.
Trailing 26-3 at the half, the Green Bay Packers fought back and shocked the Dallas Cowboys by winning 37-36 Sunday in Texas.
With 3 weeks left in the season, San Francisco could possibly clinch a playoff spot this Sunday. They will need to beat Tampa Bay first, and after that will be rooting for the Titans, Vikings and Packers.
Just four days after losing a tough game to the Titans, the Raiders meet the Cowboys in Dallas Thursday on KPIX 5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are winless no more as they held off the Miami Dolphins to win 22-19 at home Monday night. The Jacksonville Jaguars also won their first game of the season on Sunday.