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And quite frankly, Mel, as I look at these four games and you and I are going to pick the winner, if we're going to pick the scores at the end of the show today of and I've written down, what I think are picks, I'm gonna go with on three of them. This is the one given me the most problem. Is this The one that I don't know what we're going to get from Nichols. I know that J, a giant somehow the eagles are going to need to run the football. I know the Falcons are playing better defense and they've played all year, and they were very impressive in LA against the Rams. I can't figure this went out. This has given me fits well, it should give you fits because nobody knows what Nichols is going to do. What what we do know is this Atlanta Falcons defense has some issues. Okay. And we know that the Atlanta Falcons offenses at some issues as well as various times in there on the road. So you get the Dome team on the road in which should be cold windy, Philadelphia, the temperatures drop from the '60s down into the 30's and even lower as we get the fourth 35 eastern time, which is kickoff time for that game in Philly, listen it other. We'll be a factor for a dome team. Certainly, weather will be a factor in New England tonight in Pittsburgh tomorrow. So with cold Like I say, the conditions when it was like as a balmy most of the end of the week, so things have changed their. But no, you mentioned Folz. I don't know. Is the chip going to be enough? And we talked about a teen being underdog at home for the first time ever as a one-seat, right? And we got the Philadelphia Eagles come and getting three points in this game at defense is still that defense. They can get after your and harass Ryan with multiple pass rushers and he can cover very good on the back end. So this Eagle defense can just take it upon themselves and say, Hey, we've been disrespected as Fletcher Cox at pretty much all year. And here we are again, the points right on this game with Carson once would have been Philly minus. And instead its Philly plus three, So it's a ten points swing just because of No went and instead Folz. So and we'll get to the hot listers really good. I Mike Urunaga producer came out Lestari the three most critical players in the playoff games this week, divisional playoff excluding quarterback, of course, who are those guys? And I are there's going to be one I think common theme in terms of position, but there are some pregnant factor get into here, but we're excluding quarterbacks from that group. And I think the positional area we're talking about is critical to teams going in one of the road and have the chance to win or a team at home without their starting quarterback. The win yet you and I are that are going to have some duplicates because what you're describing is that position of importance. There's no doubt I is the same one that's in my mind. As that goes, the wind will auto. I could audible eyes away from Nagano you I know I had a couple I become since it to go with, So if that's the case and you're going that route, We don't want to have a similar yell hot-listing. We'd never go and sick of Lake Willie's throw out several net will. With our top three and then we'll say I was also considering that allows also thinking about this, we'll be fine. Don't rear because it's We want the actual answers. You only have a nullify fear because I I teased at, but I'm not NAV are on a couple of, But anyway. Okay, let's get back to our hymns of the game that we've I think you said the toughest game for you to pick Atlanta Philadelphia. The toughest game for meter pick is New Orleans Minnesota. Yeah, That's another tough when I'm with you on that, that would be the second Toughest for me. Why? Why does this will create problems trying to prognosticators while normally you would go with a significantly better quarterback and we had that in all four gains by the way, you have too much better quarterback o-on one team. So if you're going to go quarterback, squeeze Cortex are pretty easy. Hadn't thought I they're pretty easy. Okay. There is therefore define big time gaps between the quarterbacks in each game. This game, The trust case, keen them an Icee case. Kim has had a heck of your big keys tub at being disrespected. He continues to be disrespect. You're Dolan You're telling me to week three weeks ago. It was Trent Dilfer from the Ravens. Title team, He's way better than Trent Dilfer was that here? I don't know why That's disrespecting Trent Dilfer. Yeah. Okay. Would you don't? You don't. Would you don't you don't. I thought I don't know why Like when I liked the Vikings defense is good, Very good, very good. But I it doesn't remind me necessarily of that Ravens defense, he they have not exactly had the run game The Baltimore had with what Jamal Lewis there. Yeah. So I I think more has been on cases plate than was on transplant. Maybe that's the better way to say, Well, that could be accurate. But I think for say Trent Dilfer Former Pro Bowl quarterback with even before he won the Super Bowl with the Ravens as this was mediocre at best. Let me a little bit better than that case Ki-Nam This defense in Minnesota. Granted, it's not as good as was was still very, very good. And I think you look at that, you say, Okay, dome to dome, It's not going to affect New Orleans there. That's why in New Orleans and a youth, You wouldn't know thought Dari that the spread would have gone up in. It has its up the five and a half right now to win five Most places as opposed to what it was when it opened that open three and a half at the win open four Some places like West Gate. Now I as I say, it's up to five, five and a half. I didn't think that would happen. I I thought there. Be more New Orleans action that I guess there has been up to this point. Now we'll talk to Scott Spreitzer about a Luminzu where the action has been going on. This is a another one that's really, really tough. And you talk to Bill Polian who is on Gulliken wing. Go this week, ESPN, front office insider really talking about the Kiwi. No New Orleans is, uh, is going to likely have to win this thing with offense against that Minnesota deepens. Here's Bill Pullman Sean On the other hand, as Drew Brees He has Kamara He has Ingram. He has Thomas, He's got weapons. And as you saw last week, his proclivity is let's go man, step on the gas when in doubt step on the gas. This thing could turn into a shoot out quickly. It seems like the drama, though, the better match-ups are the two NFC ones. We've talked about Falcons eagles Saints and Vikings. You've also got the Patriots heavy, heavy home favorites against the Tennessee team that came from behind down twenty one three at half-time to beat Kansas City in Kansas City and then Pittsburgh against Jack. And Bill the Steelers about a touchdown favorite Jacksonville member week five picked off been Rothlisberger five-times and beat Pittsburgh like a drum thirty two nine Pittsburgh will get into annual Brownback the calf is fine. Then he comes back, get sick has the missile little practice, but he's likely going to play for Pittsburgh on this day. And can they get anything Jacksonville from Blake Bortles who ran for two more yards than he threw four last week in what was an ugly game against both above below that the Jacksonville did win at home to go back door. You said about you were defending case keen him and he is. It's easy to defend them complete almost sixty eight percent of his passes. Yeah, I'm gonna compare these two four here. Just a second go high at negative side touchdown reception ratio, Dr. How many times do you think that Tinam through m-more interceptions and touchdowns making this year videogame here this year on a game just think it was rooms. Negative clutch centerset said I wouldn't be many. I'm looking at his numbers twenty down Hicks right now, how many of the only game yoI game was gets by Baltimore Ravens. We talk that Dole for in the race. Indeed, always defense that he did that against was the Ravens. Other than that, he was on the plus side and every other game. And you think about the running the football who was one of the key injuries this year in the NFL. We talked about all these guys that are covered elven the cook Malval cooking wares going to be huge. He was the game breaking home-run hitter. They averaged three nine a carry in a regular season. The Vikings did at ranked one third in the NFL. It wouldn't have been that had Dalvand cook been part of this equation and how will the Kingdom of done. Then he's almost sixty eight percent with beginning to touch down seven picks without Avenue at strong-running game. So I You gotta give out. I'm with you dark give case Keno a lot of credit. He has entered the Arctic's and the doubters and the skeptics, and he has had a heck of a year and Kenny continue and boo gone through the playoffs and be similar similar to what Trent Dilfer was the Ravens way back in two thousand. Thank you for saying that and just for the record, here's we compare and you say, I'm I'm insulting Trent Dilfer by saying case kingdoms out of four better year this year than Dilfer did in the Ravens Super Bowl run. I'm just going to throw out some numbers for you. We've talked about the difference in the run game. And the advantage that Baltimore had their but case keen on this year has thrown for thirty five hundred yards sixty eight percent completion twenty two touchdowns seven picks Okay. Dilfer that year through four 1500 yards. Okay. That's about two thousand less than fifty nine percent of his passes that eight percent less twelve touchdowns. So ten less than him and eleven interceptions member of the foreign your yet. I know I understand that in What's different game. Five, I don't even two or that comparable. Eighteen years ago is a different NFL totalling there for NFL and he did centerset a change down the stretch where he was managing the game. Gamely wasn't throw interceptions and to me, it can't compare eighteen years ago NFL it just doesn't equate So you. But I think when you watch Trenton away, he changed that team because when he came in that nothing this this wasn't case skin and they they had nothing. Okay. Until Trent Dilfer became the quarterback to at least manage things and allow that great defense. There was being the defense was It was kinda like Alabama when Jalen hurts was in, there is what that defense that it was the Alabama defense Saint Come on. Can you make a play? And that's what the Ravens he was saying that still pilfered God in there and started to at least enough to take some pressure off that defense. And that's what to what did for Alabama as he was like, they the Trent Dilfer of that team for one game. That's what Trent that boost an energy that he brought that team they needed for case schemed Orrick said he is no longer. He's no longer got it. I think you should really wonder about And we'll find out with our picks were either one of us is still having some doubts about Unum. Cowboy Jared tweets me at ESPN, Dorje mail. You ready for this? Okay. Mel Just admit your Dilfer comparison is wrong Day at that. At that, like I said, bring up Steve Barkovsky from the 70s don't the numbers were not even close. If the numbers aren't close, Then the error doesn't make that may give a difference. Has been numbers or even close net keen 'em now deal for two thousand the numbers aren't even close. You realize eighteen years is an eternity. Eighteen years is a long time K twenty two to seven ratio verses 12 to eleven ratio, not close the mode of operation for an offense in the NFL in two thousand as opposed to now is completely different. Everything's different about the NFL. So you cannot compare and contrast eras of the NFL accurately. Can't do it makes no sense. It's irrelevant So, but let's move on something as relevant, which is the big board and underclassmen declaring they have till Monday to say, You know, the ethical Monday declared the official this The NFL won't be out till next Friday. So when we do the show next Saturday, we'll have the official list in place. We don't add that yet. I'm going to be up at ESPN on Thursday, January the eight. All day, starting very early with eight a. m. Sports Center and maybe the goal can win, go show and guy What are a Not on my schedule though, makes that it's going to be on my schedule to do what not love to do it. But that whole day culminating 709 eastern and Mark this down Dari market that seventy nine You wanna right now Sports Center Special K mock One million UNMIK Shea won at it from seven to nine eastern with the entire mock first round mock number one for this year will be Roy rolled out the entire day. And as I said, 709 Eastern on Thursday night January two with Wall, kinda you'll go into great detail as the why I have players going to which team and it'll include obviously this tunnel under clear right now or have one hundred five underclassmen have already declared for the NFL draft on which is pretty amazing. It's pretty evenly split between offensive players and Defense of players right now fifty two offensive fifty one defensive players and a kicker. Upon her brings it to one hundred and five total So Thursday, I mean, your lane out the mock one. But let's look at and co. Let's go. Let's look at Alabama for second four guys unless I've missed one four came out. This weekend said they're off to the NFL early one Damien Harris running back is staying at Alabama 'back-to-back thousand euro cheese. And so that's great for them at let's start with Calvin, Ridley, wide receiver. Where do you see Ridley? What you mean little teaser? I know you've got him as a first round or eight. I while high first round ever. Let's face it. You talk about a guy stats. If you're in the stats, they aren't seems like you are you going right only when I'm right, triple his stats. If he added a yellow passing offense, got a quarterback who could get him the ball on a regular basis. They ended up seven and nothing in that game at hurts not airmailed at well over his head. So I think you look at Calvin, Ridley conver frustrated, big time receiver. I I'll say this story in the in the mock one, He will be in the top ten Okay. Ridley in the top two I think most expected makeup It's Patrick. Woods, safety, Alabama would come out now he says he is how high we talking roughly with Minka oath banged up Minka early. You're nothing at at uh, a guy with great versatility, tremendous knows for the ball. Great ball skills. Great. In football IQ an incredible football IQ. I To me, he's one of the best players in this draft.