Originally Posted by JonJon
The 49ers would probably be the easier victory based on matchups, but I want to get revenge on Seattle for the victory earlier this year and the playoff loss years ago.
Forget revenge -- sometimes a matchup is just bad.
In 1995, I was so happy the Packers knocked the 49ers out of the playoffs. It cleared the path for the Cowboys 3rd Superbowl -- the Cowboys owned the Packers.
Conversely in 1996, my Packer family members were ecstatic that the Panthers knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs -- no Packer fan wanted anything to do with the Cowboys. That cleared the path for a Packer superbowl victory.
There is no shame is recognizing a particular team represents a bad playoff matchup.