NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

January 10, 2014

Saints at Seahawks (Saturday 4:35pm)
Rain and a a very loud 12th man in Seattle could stunt that stout Saints offense.  So could a very good Seahawks defense.  The x-factor will be the very inconsistent QB play of Russell Wilson.  Which ones shows up could be the difference between a blowout and an upset.
Winner: Seahawks

Colts at Patriots (Saturday 8:15pm)
After all is said and done, it’ll be the Patriots running game that should be the difference.  The Patriots are almost a lock in the Divisional Round after getting the 1st round bye (only a loss to the Jets in the 2010 Playoffs blemishes the Brady/Belichick record).  That having been said, the Colts and Andrew Luck should still be around to make things interesting in the fourth quarter Saturday night.
Winner: Patriots

49ers at Panthers (Sunday 1pm)
SF is hands down playing the best football in the NFL right now.  Home, away, warm, cold, rain, snow, it hasn’t mattered lately.  The question is can the Panthers defense hold the Niners down long enough (like they did in November in SF) so that Cam Newton and the Panthers offense can make enough plays to win.
Winner: 49ers

Chargers at Broncos (Sunday 4:40pm)
It’s the spot Peyton Manning fans dread most.  The 1 and done spot. Peyton’s 9-11 playoff record speaks to that in the 3rd matchup of the season between these two (each winning on the road). It’s hard to see Manning acting like Andy Dalton did last week.
Winner: Broncos

Last week: 2-2
Season: 168-90-1


NFL Playoffs Schedule

December 30, 2012

Saturday, January 5 (Wild Card)
4:30pm Bengals at Texans (NBC)
8pm Vikings at Packers (NBC)

Sunday, January 6 (Wild Card)
1pm Colts at Ravens (CBS)
4:30pm Seahawks at Redskins (FOX)

Saturday, January 12 (Divisional)
4:30pm Lowest AFC Remaining at Broncos (CBS)
8pm Highest NFC Remaining at 49ers (FOX)

Sunday, January 13 (Divisional)
1pm Lowest NFC Remaining at Falcons (FOX)
430pm Highest AFC Remaining at Patriots (CBS)

Sunday, January 20
3pm NFC Championship Game (FOX)
6:30pm AFC Championship Game (CBS)

Sunday, February 3
6:18pm Super Bowl 47 (CBS)