NFL Playoffs, Yankees Improve, Mets Don’t

HOLBROOK, NY – It’s a freezing Sunday morning in January here, which means two things: 1) You’re likely prepping for another day of NFL Playoffs action. 2) MLB Spring Training is just around the corner. With that, let’s get into today’s topics: NFL Playoffs, Yankees Improve, Mets Don’t

NFL Playoffs

Texans/Browns

The Texans defeated the Browns 45-14. It all came crashing down for Joe Flacco and the Browns. Nobody expected Flacco to continue the incredible stats he was putting up the final month of the season. The home and road splits for the Browns defense were drastic all season and that trend continued as their season came to an end in Houston. Meanwhile for the Texans, CJ Stroud looks like a top 5 QB and his ascension gives this team a chance to win the AFC.

Chiefs/Dolphins

The Chiefs defeated the Dolphins 26-7 at frigid Arrowhead Stadium. Tua and the Dolphins looked abysmal. This isn’t a surprising outcome, Miami showed us exactly who they were all season. I’m not sure where Miami goes from here. Tua is a Quarterback that can thrive when the environment around him is perfect, Mike McDaniel has done an excellent job surrounding Tua with excellent weapons in Hill, Waddle, Achane and Mostert, yet it doesn’t seem to matter who his supporting cast is. Tua hasn’t shown the ability to overcome any sort of adversity. The Chiefs didn’t look overly impressive themselves yet nonetheless they’re moving on. In what’s been a down year for their standards, as long as they’ve got the best player on the planet they’re a threat to the AFC.

Cowboys/Packers

In Jordan Love we trust. As much as I’d love to see the Cowboys lose and disappoint their entire fan base, I don’t see it. The Cowboys have been dominant at home this year going 8-0 while averaging 37PPG. I think the Packers will be able to keep up for most of the game but the Cowboys defense will make a few key stops and Dallas will win a close high scoring game.

Jacob Sternberg

Yankees/Mets

The Yankees agreed to a two year deal with Marcus Stroman. As much as it pains me to say, the Yankees are building a solid roster. The rotation as it stands right now would be Cole, Rodon, Cortes, Clarke Schmidt and now Stroman. If Rodon and Cortes can return to their pre-injury form they’ve built a very solid rotation, not to mention they’ve already acquired maybe the best hitter in baseball Juan Soto. There’s truly nothing like being a Mets fan and watching as our crosstown rival improves as Steve Cohen just sits idly by doing nothing. Sure they’ve made some minor moves to improve the roster but as it stands now this team seems destined for a mediocre season. All I ask is please extend Alonso.

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Along with twin brother, Jackson, Jacob follows dad Big Al Sternberg (aka Fake Sandy Alderson) as a MTM pundit. A Journalism major at Stony Brook University, he likes walks on the beach, movies with subtitles and a doing play-by-play for Pickle Ball games. Like Jackson, he prefers Speedos when wake-boarding.