Playoff wish list: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers tops

As the playoffs draw nearer, it becomes more acceptable to start fantasizing about the potential matchups that could be on the horizon. The playoffs are always a time for unbelievable upsets, classic games, and iconic quotes. Regardless of which teams square off, NFL fans are almost guaranteed to be highly entertained. But there’s no reason a guy can’t dream about who will be entertaining him, right? Here are five playoff showdowns we can only hope to witness come January.

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers

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The Failmary part 2. Everyone in Green Bay likely has this rematch atop their Christmas list for a chance to avenge their week three “loss,” while Seattle should relish the chance to stick it to Green Bay in a more convincing fashion. Russell Wilson would be returning to Wisconsin to face Aaron Rodgers in what could instantly become a playoff classic.

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Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos

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A football legend squaring off against his talented successor. What a game this would be. Andrew Luck takes the 2-14 Colts and turns them into a playoff contender to face Peyton Manning and the talented Denver Broncos in the AFC playoffs. This could be a reminder for Indianapolis fans of what they once had, or a statement game for the Luck and the future of Indianapolis. Either way, I want to watch it unfold.

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Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

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Sure, the Texans were just embarrassed by the Patriots in prime time on national television. But I want to point your attention to the 2010 season, when the Patriots slapped around the New York Jets 45-3 in week 13, and then lost to that same Mark Sanchez lead team in the divisional round of the playoffs a few weeks later. Texans players and fans are likely smarting for a rematch to prove they are a legit contender, and there would be no better arena than what would likely be the AFC Championship Game to make that statement. Moreover, Tom Brady and the Patriots could use another dominant win to erase the memory of their recent playoff woes en route to yet another Super Bowl appearance.

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Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

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Who wouldn’t love to see round 3 in this NFC East rivalry? The first game was decided by an 80-yard Victor Cruz touchdown with less than 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter. The second game was a gutsy win made possible by the Redskins pistol formation and ground-and-pound style. RG3 is currently recovering from a knee-sprain, and now the Redskins playoff hopes may rest on the arm of Kirk Cousins. Can he pick up the reins and finish what RG3 started? We can only hope to find out, but there’s almost a guarantee to be some fireworks if these teams face each once more.

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Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

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One of the best rivalries in recent memory would be renewed again in the post-season as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would square off in the playoffs for the fourth time. Brady is 2-1 in these contests, and had the most recent victory in 2007. But Manning would be looking to even the score and continue his remarkable comeback season.  You’d be hard pressed to find a pair of eyes in America not tuned into at least a portion of this game.

Have another playoff matchup you’re dying to see? Sound off in the comments below.

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