Though the New York Jets didn’t pickup the result they were looking for, and the Giants flat out stunk, the NFL Playoffs will go on as normally scheduled.

By Robby Sabo

Frustration and despair. These are the words surrounding both local football teams at the moment.

On one hand, with the New York Jets, we feel immense anger. They once again swindled us into thinking they could actually get hot at the right moment in the right season and do some damage in January.

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On the other side, with the New York Giants, we’ve quickly been put into reminisce mode thanks to the news that two-time Super Bowl Championship head coach Tom Coughlin has, indeed, stepped down.

No matter what the current state of Gotham football may be, however, the show must go on. The NFL Playoffs are now set.

Think of the positives at least. With both locals out, you can now sit back and actually relax during these games. Enjoy some football, instead of the torment you usually put yourself through each and every Sunday.


Of course we now know it’ll be the Pittsburgh Steelers, not the Jets who will play the Cincinnati Bengals in the No. 3-6 matchup on the AFC side. The Denver Broncos wound up being the real winner this past weekend as they took advantage of another New England Patriots loss in capturing home-field throughout.

Peyton Manning suddenly has his one last shot at another Super Bowl ring.

On the NFC side the only drama that remained dealt with the NFC North crown. Because the Minnesota Vikings knocked off the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, they took the crown. Their reward? A home game against the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will travel to our Nation’s Capital.


  • Kansas City (11-5) at Houston (9-7), 4:35 p.m. (ET), Jan. 9, ABC/ESPN
  • Pittsburgh (10-6) at Cincinnati (12-4), 8:15 p.m. (ET), Jan. 9, CBS
  • Seattle (10-6) at Minnesota (11-5), 1:05 p.m. (ET), Jan. 10, NBC
  • Green Bay (10-6) at Washington (9-7), 4:40 p.m. (ET), Jan. 10, Fox
  • BYE: Denver, New England, Carolina, Arizona

In a very wild Wild Card Weekend, three of the four road teams are actually sitting as favorites right now.

Stay tuned to ESNY as later in the week we’ll have our complete NFL Playoff Preview.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]