Friday, January 14, 2011

NFL Divisional Round Picks


Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers - Saturday 3:30pm CT - CBS

This is going to be the best game of the weekend, or at least that is what everyone is expecting. I can see why though, these two teams have really made the AFC North a two-team race over the years, minus last year when Cincinnati mistakenly won the division. I think I've seen more people go with the Ravens in this game, and I'm starting to agree with them. During playoff time, some teams just develop a certain "feel" to them like they could go all the way, and I think I see that in the Ravens this year. Plus, there's always something to be said about a team coming off a domination win in the Wild Card round versus a team that spent the previous week off. That being said, I just can't commit to taking the Ravens. I love their defense, but I don't think their offense gets it done against the home Steelers.

Pittsburgh 27, Baltimore 19


Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons - Saturday 7pm CT - Fox

What's that douchebag doing on my site? Probably sitting at home in a family meth circle rooting for the Packers to lose. Sadly, I think he'll be disappointed, because I'm really feeling good about the Packers this week, and for the whole playoffs for that matter. This game is essentially your NFC Championship game, because these are the two best teams in the NFC. If the winner of this game loses next week to Chicago, it'll be because of some fluke play, and if the winner of this game loses to Seattle, then the world will implode and there will be no Super Bowl anyway. Atlanta seems to be unbeatable at home, and more of that is to them getting lucky than it is to Matty Ice willing them to victory. I can easily see Atlanta winning this game, mainly because of the home-field advantage, but I'm just feeling good about the Pack. They proved that feeling right last week, and hopefully they do it again this week. Look for big games out of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver to push the Packers to victory.

Green Bay 31, Atlanta 23


Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears - Sunday Noon CT - Fox

I'm actually fearful that if the Seahawks win this game, they will go to the Super Bowl. I know the 12th man thing is stupid, and those fans really didn't play in to effect when the Seahawks were getting killed at home earlier this season, but this team is crazy enough to pull it off. They have nothing to lose, and that's scary to go up against. For the Bears, if they just play a halfway normal game and don't make mistakes, they are talented enough to beat the Seahawks in their sleep, they just have to make sure they don't blow it. I'm taking the Bears big, but I don't feel confident about it.

Chicago 41, Seahawks 14


New York Jets at New England Patriots - Sunday 3:30pm CT - CBS


After all the pictures and videos of Rex Ryan loving his wife's feet came out, how long do you think it took before they started up against with that fetish? Do you think it's become the elephant in the room now when the two are together - Rex wants a crack at the feet so bad but his wife is too ashamed to indulge him? Or do you think Michelle Ryan was playing groin footsie with Rex as soon as he got home? Either way, this is a pretty fascinating scandal for a guy who acts like he always has a camera on him. After the Patriots take of the Jets this Sunday though, we won't have to see him again until late next summer.

New England 21, New York Jets 13

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