NFL Week 15 Saturday
The NFL's playoff contenders all must have shuddered as they watched New England thoroughly demolish Tampa Bay yesterday. Tom Brady looked like postseason Tom, the defense did not allow a point. Tampa Bay's longest drive in terms of distance was 30 yards, in terms of time 4:50, and in terms of plays was 9. Their furthest penetration into Patriots' territory was the New England 33. The scary thing for Indianapolis is that if things go the way they look, they will be hosting Brady and Company on Divisional Weekend.
The positioning of the teams did not change much yesterday. The Giants look a little more secure for the NFC East and the Chiefs a little shakier for the final wild card spot.
The intriguing matchup today is San Diego at Indianapolis. This might be the last time the Colts play a team with something to fight for before the postseason. Next week's opponent, Seattle, could have home field advantage wrapped up after today with a win at Tennessee and a Bears' loss to the Falcons.
The Steelers and Vikings play what looks likely to be an elimination game for the losers, with the Steelers having a slightly better chance of surviving a defeat.