Get ready for Brady-Manning 17.
No surprise the two top seeds in the AFC are New England and Denver. It's been that way four years in a row now.
OK, stop right there.
Got caught up in Manning proving he's the best relief pitcher since Mariano Rivera.
These teams have finished 1-2 the previous three seasons and only met once in the conference title game. It seems one of them always gets upset.
Brady and the banged-up Patriots stumbled to the finish. Manning has played less than two quarters in the past two months.
Here are other overreactions from Week 17:
REALISTIC REACTION: Kelly has to be on Tennessee's short list, but he's not a lock to get the job, especially after some Eagles players and owner Jeffrey Lurie took shots at his quirky personality.
OVERREACTION: AJ McCarron will win a playoff game before Andy Dalton. McCarron is expected to start for the Bengals against the Steelers in a wild-card game. Dalton is 0-4 in the playoffs and has been sidelined by a broken thumb.
REALISTIC REACTION: It's Ben Roethlisberger vs. McCarron. That's why the Steelers are 3-point road favorites.
OVERREACTION: The Chiefs are the team nobody wants to the play in the playoffs. Kansas City goes in riding a 10-game winning streak.
OVERREACTION: Nobody runs the ball anymore. There were 26 players who had 1,000 yards receiving vs. six players who ran for 1,000.
REALISTIC REACTION: Don't tell that to Minnesota, who won the NFC North mainly because of Adrian Peterson. Carolina has a strong ground game, too.
REALISTIC REACTION: Jerry Jones is still calling the shots and Jason Garrett is still the head coach.
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