Next up is the Division Round of the NFL Playoffs this Saturday and Sunday.
Last weekend, there were some crazy finishes. And you really have to feel bad for the Bengals (most of them) and Vikings fans…both heartbreaking ways to lose.
And well, the Redskins had a chance until the 4th quarter, but then they let Aaron Rodgers be the elite QB he is. A 35-18 loss isn’t the end of the world, especially when you can get over 80,000 people to watch a game in person after having very low expectations this season. Kirk Cousins is looking good and with a decent defense and a serious playmaker in Jordan Reed (TE), they could easily be back in the playoffs next year and do even more damage.
Where can you watch the crop of games this weekend? I’m going to continue to focus on the NFC teams.
NFC – Division Round – Saturday
#5 Green Bay Packers at #2 Arizona Cardinals
Saturday, January 16 at 8:15pm
Packers: Wear your cheesehead hat and watch the Packers at Hamilton’s Bar and Grill (233 2nd St NW). Other watch parties usually happen at Duffy’s and Lost and Found. Find all Packers’ viewing bars across the country here.
Cardinals: Wear your red and watch the Cardinals at Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street South Arlington, VA 22202). This is inconclusive, as it seems Cardinals fans are elusive and hard to find in this city. I do know that Arizona State University alumni go to Penn Social for their college football games.
NFC – Division Round – Sunday
#6 Seattle Seahawks at #1 Carolina Panthers
Sunday, January 17 at 1:05pm
Seahawks: Wear your blue and watch the Seahawks at Acre 121 (1400 Irving St NW). Other watch parties usually happen at Solly’s and Penn Quarter Sports Tavern. Find the DC Seahawks fan page here.
Panthers: Wear your light blue and silver and watch the Panthers at Lucky Bar (1221 Connecticut Ave NW).
You may also want to check out the Capital Riot fan site, which is for the Panthers’ local fan base in DC. They look legit! http://capitalriot.com/
Note: If you have better suggestions on locations, please leave a comment.
P.S. For you Steelers fans…Go Peyton and the Broncos!