It’s time to predict the big winners and big losers of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. First, let us revisit my picks from the Wild Card round.
In the Wild Card round, I picked the Bucs (wrong), the Redskins (wrong), the Jaguars (right), and the Chargers (right).
I really didn’t think that the Giants would come to play like they did, and frankly after the first quarter I was really thinking that my pick would be justified. Oh well. Since some of the match ups have changed from my original picks, now it’s on to the picks!
Seahawks at Packers: Bucking the experts here, I’m picking the Seahawks. They’ve been playing well, and if their defense can get to Favre, they’ll cause big problems for the Packers. I think that the Shawn Alexander/Morris combo at RB is going to have a great day; and the Seahawks will avenge that OT playoff loss with a 24-20 win.
Giants at Cowboys: A lot of people are picking the Giants to win this one, in part because the last time the Giants lost a road game was…at Dallas in week 1. I will admit that the Giants have been playing well the last few weeks, and that Eli has looked pretty good. That being said, they’re not going to beat the thrice-damned Cowboys. Tony Romo gets his business together and the (spit) Cowboys win handily, 30-10.
Jags at Pats: I’m not changing my pick. I think the Pats win this one, but I think it’s a close game. The Jags are hungry, and will make the Patriots work for this win.
Chargers at Colts: Do you think I’d pick against the Colts here? No way. Without Antonio Gates, the Chargers get as one-dimensional as you can call a team with LT. I think that Bob Sanders spends a lot of personal time knocking the crap out of LT, and the Colts win. 28-17.
Last week I went 50/50 on a split, so we’ll see how I do this week.