bill-swift - January 12, 2013
Two games Saturday and two games on Sunday again. The NFL Playoffs are back to make your weekend that much better. Baltimore and Denver get things started, and while I've seen a few pundits taking the Ravens in an upset, I'm not buying into that. Baltimore plays way better at home, and playing in Denver is never easy. Peyton Manning and the Broncos will move on in this one, 34-17.
Saturday night we get the Packers visiting the 49ers. The Niners are favored by three still, but I think Green Bay will pull this one out. Their run game is coming alive and Aaron Rodgers is that much more deadly with a legit backfield to make defenses respect the run. Packers 24-17.
Sunday gets going with Seattle at Atlanta. The Falcons have shit the bed in the playoffs the last couple years, and Seattle is playing fearless football. This one's pretty tough to call, but I'm going to go with Atlanta, 34-27.
Then the final matchup of the weekend is Houston heading up to Foxboro take on New England. In week 14, New England smoked the Texans on Monday Night Football, 42-14. Both teams are saying it will be different this time. I don't think so. I think the Patriots are going to be all over the Texans, 38-14. Enjoy the games.