NFL Playoffs, SEC Style


 Let's talk about playoffs! Yes it's that time again, NFL playoffs. Today marks the start of the NFL playoffs and as you probably expected the SEC has numerous players that will impact the games played today and tomorrow. 11 of the 12 SEC schools have players on active rosters for the 8 wildcard round teams, sorry Vandy. Georgia and Tennessee lead the way with 11 alums each playing on Wildcard Weekend. The Denver Broncos lead the way with 12 of their 53 active players being from the SEC, led by none other than Tim Tebow.


So who to watch for during the game, will lets go in order. The 1st game is WR AJ Green from Georgia for the Bengals and RB Ben Tate, Auburn for the Texans  . The late game Saturday, what should be the most exciting game of the weekend, features the Detroit Lions at the New Orleans Saints. Players like Matt Stafford, QB Georgia, Chris Houston, CB Arkansas, and Nick Fairley, DT Auburn, will need stellar games for Detroit to have a chance. For New Orleans, role players are the key if your watch SEC alums CB Jabari Greer, WR Robert Meachem both from Tennessee and S Roman Harper from Alabama, all need solid nights for the Saints. Sunday's games are all about putting points on the board. The early game is the Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants, 2 men to watch are Julio Jones, WR Alabama, for the Falcons, QB Eli Manning Mississippi, for the Giants. Whichever of the two men has a great game will probably win the game. In the final contest we are watching Pittsburgh at Denver, the marquee players in that game are guys like Tebow, QB for Denver, Hines Ward, WR for Pittsburgh, and Robert Ayers, LB Denver.  

It's playoff time in the NFL, enjoy and watch the SEC shine throughout the weekend!


Here's the breakdown:

Alabama                    8

Auburn                       3

Arkansas                    3

Florida                        9

Georgia                      11

Kentucky                    2

LSU                           9

Mississippi                 4

Mississippi State        3

South Carolina           7

Tennessee                11


Steelers       11

Broncos       10

Lions            7

Saints           6

Falcons       10

Giants          7

Bengals       12

Texans         7