Saturday, January 8, 2011

Post-Season Picks: Wild Card Round

Before I get to the actual picks, here's some predictions and my power rankings for the playoffs.

NFC
1. Atlanta Falcons
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Chicago Bears
5. New Orleans Saints
6. Seattle Seahawks

NFC Championship: Chicago at Atlanta

AFC
1. New England Patriota
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Baltimore Ravens
4. Indianapolis Colts
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. NY Jets

AFC Championship: Baltimore at Pittsburgh


OK, time for the picks:
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks (Push)
Let's see, the world champs facing a 7-9 team that is a division champion. This is beyond stupid. In many divisions, 7-9 would have you 3rd place. Saints should win this one as the Seahawks biggest thing going into this game is the crowd noise.
Pick: Saints

NY Jets at Indianapolis Colts (-3)
If this game was being played in NY, I'd probably pick the Jets. But the Colts are a different team at home and I expect this to put up enough points that the anemic Jets can catch up.
Pick: Colts

Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs (+ 2.5)
It's hard to trust a team that is so young and inexperienced when it comes to the playoffs.
Got to go with the Ravens here.
Pick: Ravens

Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5)
This may be the most interesting game of the week as the Packers D tries to stop Michael Vick. I like the Eagles to move onto the next round.
Pick: Eagles.

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