NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Predictions

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1/8/10 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

As the NFL playoffs start, it's time for everyone to make their picks and decide who they think will come out on top in their Divisional Round games. If you haven't made your picks yet, do it now, on our NFL Pick 'Em Page. For the Saturday games click here, and for the Sunday games click here. Here are my predictions, as well as the site consensus.

Saturday, January 9

New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals
4:30 pm EST, NBC
FanIQ Consensus: Bengals 23, Jets 21
My pick: Bengals 23, Jets 13
-The Jets beat them last week, but let's be serious... that was a meaningless game. This time, with the Bengals throwing everything they've got at Mark Sanchez, look for the interceptions to mount, and the Bengals to prevail.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
8:00 pm EST, NBC
FanIQ Consensus: Cowboys 25, Eagles 22
My pick: Eagles 27, Cowboys 20
-The Cowboys have looked great lately, but there's still some huge question marks about Tony Romo in the postseason. If they win this game, I'm pretty confident that they could beat the Vikings. It might not be their time for a playoff win yet, though.


Sunday January 10

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
1:00 pm EST, CBS
FanIQ Consensus: Patriots 24, Ravens 21
My pick: Patriots 20, Ravens 13
-The Patriots are a great home team. They were undefeated at Gillette Stadium this year. However, the playoffs are a completely different animal. The Ravens are built for the playoffs, and Ray Rice is the perfect player to beat the Patriots. They struggle aagainst great running backs, and Rice is versatile, and one of the best in the business. I think Bill Belichick will find a way to neutralize him, and the Patriots should be able to win. Joe Flacco is no threat to them.

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
4:30 pm EST, FOX
FanIQ Consensus: Packers 26, Cardinals 23
My pick: Cardinals 30, Packers 28
-I like the Packers, and I like Aaron Rodgers. But this Cardinals team has some solid playoff experience, and Larry Fitzgerald is the guy I'd want on my team first, in a big situation. I have a feeling they'll pull this one off at home.


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1/11/10   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

MJ_Fan_4ever wrote:
Hey Kid,' I got news for you on the Patriots/Ravens game. You think you know it when you say the Pats won all home games but the playoffs are different. Who the heck do you think you are talking to? TOM BRADY IS NOT ONLY 5-0  against the Ravens. He has also NOT lost a HOME PLAYOFF GAME IN 12 years. 12 years kid you got that. I doubt he starts now. You better have a little more faith if you are going to write an article about Tom in the playoffs. This year will just be 13 YEARS without a LOSS in a HOME playoff game and well 6-0 against the Ravens. Think the birds would get tired of losing to the Pats, huh? 12 years and no loss in a playoff game. BRADY IS A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. You better do your homework before you going writing about the Patriots kid-o.

Ravens who forced three of Brady's four turnovers which means they spanked the golden boy. The Master was stopped by the Ravens and very well.

1/10/10   |   rogercarver1960   |   126 respect

If, and it's a big if, Sanchez does not throw a single interception in the post season, he could be wearing a Super Bowl ring in Feb.

1/10/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

WTG Cowboys!!!!!they kicked some major as* last night and got the playoff monkey off their back

1/10/10   |   MJ_Fan_4ever   |   1 respect

MJ_Fan_4ever wrote:
Hey Kid,' I got news for you on the Patriots/Ravens game. You think you know it when you say the Pats won all home games but the playoffs are different. Who the heck do you think you are talking to? TOM BRADY IS NOT ONLY 5-0  against the Ravens. He has also NOT lost a HOME PLAYOFF GAME IN 12 years. 12 years kid you got that. I doubt he starts now. You better have a little more faith if you are going to write an article about Tom in the playoffs. This year will just be 13 YEARS without a LOSS in a HOME playoff game and well 6-0 against the Ravens. Think the birds would get tired of losing to the Pats, huh? 12 years and no loss in a playoff game. BRADY IS A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. You better do your homework before you going writing about the Patriots kid-o.

If I did say Brady I meant the Patriots. so no need to get the smart a$$ attitude with me kid. Just cause I made a typing mistake. Who the heck do you think you are God. Last time I check HE was the only one sitting on the throne, and had I check this comment of your before I hit the button I surely would not have just ok for you to have the respect I just gave you. Bet you are NOT a perfect typer either, look at the pic. you and the slutty g.f there.

1/10/10   |   HabuM9   |   25 respect

Diablorain wrote:

AWWWW RELIEF!!!!

1/9/10   |   aos035   |   68 respect

supercook123456 wrote:
no the game meant more for the cowboys  eagles been here before   and they also have won a few playoff game  its a new season  so we will see    i see eagles winning    and sending dallas home again

Your right. The eagles didn't care at all about the difference between 2 and 6 and the fact that they now have to travel to the toughest teams' home places to go to the superbowl. In fact, they PREFER a 6 spot. That way, they don't get the love and support from their fans.

1/9/10   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

Same as above.

1/9/10   |   DUKEVTPHILLYWWE   |   9 respect

ravens over pats 17 -14
eagles over cowboys 23 - 7
bengals over jets 35- 14
green bay over cards 38- 35

1/9/10   |   HabuM9   |   25 respect

(Edited by HabuM9)

Pats over Ravens 24-20
Cowboys over Eagles  27-17
Arizona over Green Bay 31-27
Bengals over Jets 31-23 

1/9/10   |   Flipper72   |   555 respect

Jets beat the Bengals in a close one. The Patriots will stop Ray Rice and pick off Flacco on two or more costly picks. Yes, the Patriots will beat the Ravens with their Defense. The Cowboys will end their play-off blues and beat the Eagles for the third time in one season....barely..!!  In the upset of the week, Aaron Rodgers will light it up for real against the Cardinals. The Packers defense will pressure Kurt Warner into making mistakes and neutralize Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower by making them a non-factor. Fitzgerald will be slowed down by his injury. Boldin will make some plays but not enough to win the ball game. Packers will move on to play the Saints.

1/9/10   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

THE_Smoot wrote:
I'm positive that this is the Wild Card round and the Divisional Round is next week.

You sir are correct. My original post included this information, but I deleted it because I wasn't positive at the time.

1/9/10   |   tds302005   |   2 respect

rogercarver1960 wrote:
Bengals should expose Sanchez's int tendency, Cowboys should win unless Romo does his usual playoff game, Brady should beat the Ravens unless he can't find a receiver to help him out, Green Bay should win unless Warner gets some big pass plays.

warner will have big pass plays

1/9/10   |   rogercarver1960   |   126 respect

Bengals should expose Sanchez's int tendency, Cowboys should win unless Romo does his usual playoff game, Brady should beat the Ravens unless he can't find a receiver to help him out, Green Bay should win unless Warner gets some big pass plays.

1/9/10   |   tds302005   |   2 respect

wlg44 wrote:
Cincy, Dallas, New England & Green Bay...take it to the bank!

I think ari will win against GB sorry

1/9/10   |   wlg44   |   4 respect

Cincy, Dallas, New England & Green Bay...take it to the bank!

1/9/10   |   tds302005   |   2 respect

(Edited by tds302005)

Pats over Ravens 31 - 21
Cin over Jets 28 - 17
Ari over GB 35 -24
Dal over Phil 34 - 13

1/9/10   |   supercook123456

aos035 wrote:
But the Bengals weren't trying their hardest. This game meant everything to both the Eagles and Cowboys, and they got destroyed.

no the game meant more for the cowboys  eagles been here before   and they also have won a few playoff game  its a new season  so we will see    i see eagles winning    and sending dallas home again

1/9/10   |   broncosfantx   |   1 respect

MJ_Fan_4ever wrote:
Hey Kid,' I got news for you on the Patriots/Ravens game. You think you know it when you say the Pats won all home games but the playoffs are different. Who the heck do you think you are talking to? TOM BRADY IS NOT ONLY 5-0  against the Ravens. He has also NOT lost a HOME PLAYOFF GAME IN 12 years. 12 years kid you got that. I doubt he starts now. You better have a little more faith if you are going to write an article about Tom in the playoffs. This year will just be 13 YEARS without a LOSS in a HOME playoff game and well 6-0 against the Ravens. Think the birds would get tired of losing to the Pats, huh? 12 years and no loss in a playoff game. BRADY IS A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. You better do your homework before you going writing about the Patriots kid-o.

Before you start talking smack you better check your facts... Brady has only been in the league for 10 yrs !!!!!  and played only one down in his first season !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/9/10   |   MJ_Fan_4ever   |   1 respect

Hey Kid,' I got news for you on the Patriots/Ravens game. You think you know it when you say the Pats won all home games but the playoffs are different. Who the heck do you think you are talking to? TOM BRADY IS NOT ONLY 5-0  against the Ravens. He has also NOT lost a HOME PLAYOFF GAME IN 12 years. 12 years kid you got that. I doubt he starts now. You better have a little more faith if you are going to write an article about Tom in the playoffs. This year will just be 13 YEARS without a LOSS in a HOME playoff game and well 6-0 against the Ravens. Think the birds would get tired of losing to the Pats, huh? 12 years and no loss in a playoff game. BRADY IS A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. You better do your homework before you going writing about the Patriots kid-o.

1/9/10   |   alfredman64

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1/9/10   |   norsteelnation   |   4 respect

BUNGALS 27 JETS 17
COWBOYS 31 EAGLES 24
RATS 24  PATS 21
PACKERS 37 CARDS 30

1/9/10   |   aos035   |   68 respect

Pat wrote:
Ummm... did you not see the Jets and Bengals game? The Jets won in a blowout, and they're favored to win as well. And it was a bigger blowout, too.

But the Bengals weren't trying their hardest. This game meant everything to both the Eagles and Cowboys, and they got destroyed.

1/9/10   |   DarkSexy   |   56 respect

The Cowboys is not going to beat the Eagles, and the others winners will be: CIN, RAVEN, ARIZONA

1/9/10   |   DarkSexy   |   56 respect

That is just like an Eagle Hater

1/9/10   |   DarkSexy   |   56 respect

Joe_L wrote:
That's real classy.

we will see who pist on who after the game.

1/9/10   |   blondie45044   |   5873 respect

16-13 Bengals, I think it will be a low scoring game. In fact I think they all will be close games, thanks for the article and good luck to everyone with their picks.

1/9/10   |   qtowndogg   |   1846 respect

It's officially gameday on the East Coast!

1/8/10   |   elliebelton

HELLO

1/8/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Diablorain wrote:

That's real classy.

1/8/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

1/8/10   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

Jets, Eagles,Ravens,Packers 

1/8/10   |   radiowave000   |   145 respect

Dallas, Green Bay, Cincy and Pats..

1/8/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

zhum24 wrote:
If the Eagles win they're not going to be playing the Vikings since they're a six seed. They're going to be playing the Saints.

 The article is referring to if the Cowboys win the game, not the Eagles.  They WOULD then play the Vikings next week.

1/8/10   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

aos035 wrote:
Wow, the Cowboys are the only team that can win in a blowout and then be expected to lose the next week to the same team. Awful stupid crazy Great predictions faniq. Good job.

Ummm... did you not see the Jets and Bengals game? The Jets won in a blowout, and they're favored to win as well. And it was a bigger blowout, too.

1/8/10   |   aos035   |   68 respect

(Edited by aos035)

Wow, the Cowboys are the only team that can win in a blowout and then be expected to lose the next week to the same team. Awful stupid crazy Great predictions faniq. Good job.

1/8/10   |   adrisoto86   |   117 respect

i'm actually surprised at how many people are picking Green Bay to lose this weekend. i may sound biased or whatever you want to call it but come on the Packers have the #2 defense in the league and no one has a hotter offense than they do right now. Packers win this game for sure. Bengals, Cowboys, and Pats win too.

1/8/10   |   icedee   |   170 respect

wrote:
I agree with everyone of the FAN IQ concensus picks except the Patriots/Ravens game. I think Wes Welker being missing is going to hurt the Patriots tremendously and the fact that Tom Brady isn't very healthy right now will hurt as well.  Just for some stats, Tom Brady has a passer rating of 102 when Welker is playing and 56 when he is not which is nearly half as good.  Just some food for thought!  Ravens 27  Patriots  24

You are picking against your beloved Cowboys?  So am I! I'll take the
Bengals over da Jets 31 -17
Eagles over the Cowboys 23-20
Ravens over Pats 22-17
Arizona over Green Bay 32-30

1/8/10   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

I'm positive that this is the Wild Card round and the Divisional Round is next week.

1/8/10   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

(Edited by ChiTown123)

 Bengals, Eagles, Ravens, and Cardinals are my picks for this weekend. So let it be written.

1/8/10   |   ipunki   |   91 respect

Pat, good picks. I too think the Cards will pull it off this week, as they kept their playbook shut and ran vanilla plays all last week. I'll be at that Cards game and we are going to send the Fudge Packers packing for Green Bay!!!!

1/8/10   |   zhum24   |   47 respect

If the Eagles win they're not going to be playing the Vikings since they're a six seed. They're going to be playing the Saints.

1/8/10   |   icfeet   |   21944 respect

(Edited by icfeet)

Cowboys 34-14

Jets 24-14
Ravens 33-14
Cardinals 51-45  AMAZING!!  GOT  'EM  ALL  RIGHT!!!

1/8/10   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

I feel really dirty saying this...I really hope the Patriots win over the Ravens.  As a Colts fan, the Ravens scare me A LOT more than the Jets or Bengals.  Plus, I want to see the Patriots and Chargers beat each other to death.

1/8/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

27 Bengals - 17 Jets
24 Eagles - 23 Cowboys (could be wrong, but it is the playoffs lets see if Dallas can break the streak)
24 Patriots - 21 Ravens
24 Packers - 23 Cardinals

1/8/10   |   gau13   |   217 respect

First off, what the hell is Sanchez wearing on his head in that picture?

Ok, I have the Bengals over the Jets 28-20
Eagles over the Cowboys 35-27
Ravens over the Patriots 21-17
And the Packers over the Cardinals 31-21