NFL Playoffs divisional round predictions

One idiot's picks for the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs

1/12/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Last week, I went 3-1. I incorrectly picked the Colts over the Ravens.

We'll see if I can improve this week, with another 4 games on the slate.

Here are my predictions for this weekend's playoff games, in chronological order:

Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) drops into pass coverage against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY SportsBroncos 24, Ravens 17
Once again, I'm going to pick against Ray Lewis and the Ravens. It's not that I think they're a bad team, nor do I think that Denver is as good as people want to believe. Actually, scratch that. I simply don't know how the Ravens will score against the Broncos defense. Joe Flacco is still inconsistent, and the Broncos defense will get to him.

Packers 31, 49ers 24
The Patriots showed that the 49ers defense can be exploited, when they put up 28 unanswered points in the second half of their matchup against the Niners. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be able to do the same. The 49ers can score on the Packers as well, but unfortunately, they just can't keep up.

Seahawks 20, Falcons 16
Julio Jones and Roddy White might be the best WR duo in football. That having been said, they'll be lining up across from Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, the best CB duo in the league. The Falcons are a tough team, but their strengths play directly into the Seahawks' hands, and Pete Carroll's team will be heading to the NFC Championship.

Patriots 34, Texans 24
This game won't be the same epic blowout that we saw in Monday Night in week 14, but the Patriots are still a matchup nightmare for the Texans. The Texans are designed to run and stop the run. The Patriots are best at stopping the run and passing the ball. The Patriots' biggest weakness is in pass defense, but Matt Schaub isn't good enough to exploit that.

Who do you think will win this weekend? Post your picks in the comments below.
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1/12/13   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

0-1 so far, but I don't even mind.

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

If I were doing picks and scores, I'd be pretty close to yours.  I'm not sure about the Seahawks and the Falcons, but judging by the number of tickets still available for this game yesterday, there could be just as many Seahawks fans in the stands as Falcons fans.  The Seahawks need to come out strong from the start.  If they can do that better than last week against the Redskins, the spread should be a little wider.  Definitely picking them to win tho.

1/12/13   |   ianhenderson91

Texans WILL NOT get that many points. Lol.