Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Teams Eyeing on Super Bowl as Playoff Round of NFL Starting from Saturday

The fans of American Football have already started to count down for the much-awaited Super Bowl of this season. This is the 42nd Super Bowl competition and the tournament is set to be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on 3 February. With end of regular season of NFL 2007, fans are eagerly waiting for the Playoff round, starting from January 5, 2008. Playoff round kicks off through the Wildcard Week with two wild card teams facing the third and fourth seed teams of both AFC and NFC. In AFC, Pittsburgh Steelers will host Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday and San Diego Chargers will take on Tennessee Titans at their home ground on Sunday. In NFC, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins will face each other on Saturday whereas Tampa Bay Buccaneers will tie with New York Giants on Sunday.

Two highest seeded teams from both AFC and NFC will spend an idle week. So, the teams with byes have enough time to prepare themselves for the Divisional Playoff and they will be able to watch who they will be meeting on the next round. The teams enjoying byes are New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts from AFC, and Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers from the NFC.

Among the wild card teams, Washington Redskins has made an impossible task and I am sure, Seattle Seahawks will face an inspiring Washington Redskins on Saturday. Actually, many had written off Washington Redskins having any chance to make it to the last 12. However, with four consecutive wins, they have ensured their wild card place.

International Herald Tribune reported:
"To our players, it was really a testimony these four weeks of just great character," said Joe Gibbs, the Redskins coach. "To get to the playoffs was a dream of ours and four weeks ago everybody would have said it looked impossible. It was a great four weeks. It was guys just playing their hearts out."

The matches are expected to be interesting and fans are eagerly waiting for some mouth watering matches. Let us see if the teams can live up to the expectations of millions of fans.

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