Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
They’ll be playing away from home on Lambeau Field’s frozen tundra, but John Madden likes the 49ers in Sunday’s first round NFC playoff game against the Packers.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
The winner of the game goes to the playoffs, the loser goes home. “The way Philadelphia is playing now, I think they’re peaking.
The 4-11 Oakland Raiders can’t keep the 12-3 Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West, but they might be able to stop their division rivals from claiming the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs if the Silver and Black can end a five-game losing streak.
The KCBS Radio morning crew asked John Madden to comment on some of the Week 15 NFL match-ups.
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.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ winning streak is on the line Sunday when they meet the Broncos in Denver.
The Packers, Bears and Lions are tied at 5-3 in the NFC North with the Bears and Lions facing off Sunday.