Day one of the 2011 NFL playoffs is complete and the NFL playoff schedule featured two impressive upsets. NBC lucked out as they saw the New York Jets pull off a last second stunner over the Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks pull off a highly entertaining and stunning upset of the New Orleans Saints. The NFL playoff television schedule only gets better today as we get to see some supremely talented players on display.
Sunday, January 8, 2011 (all times pacific)
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens, 10:00am on CBS (Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City)
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:30pm on FOX (Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia)
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver, Chris Myers
After what I'd consider a pair of quality announcing crews, we get quite the mixed bag on day two. The FOX crew mostly drives me crazy, although I can live with Pam Oliver. The CBS crew isn't awful, but it's hard for me to get excited for most anything with Jim Nantz. I still pray they replace him at the Final Four with Gus Johnson. Nantz is perfect for the Masters but he just doesn't do it for me in other sports.
Today's games feature some close lines as the Ravens sit as 3 point favorites while the Eagles are 2.5 point favorites. Of course watch that lead to blowouts by two of the teams. I think the favorites win out today, but my predictive powers are struggling mightily. I was expecting the Saints and Colts to win yesterday. What do I know?