Friday, January 06, 2012

Wild Card Football Picks

In case you missed my AFC Playoff predictions or my NFC Playoff predictions.

All picks against the spread and home team in capitals.

Cincinnati (+3) over HOUSTON
Injuries to the Texans spoiled their chance to be the AFC favorite and they will lose their inaugural playoff game because the Bengals - yes, the Bengals - are the tougher team after surviving the AFC North. 

23-16, Bengals.

Detroit (+10.5) over NEW ORLEANS
The Saints are my pick to win the NFC but they will have a scare put into them by the Lions.  Calvin Johnson is going to be a force in this one but the Drew Brees Machine will live to play another week.

38-30, Saints.

NY GIANTS (-3) over Atlanta
This game will lead many to believe the Giants are a Super Bowl contender because of their defense (they're not) and that Matt Ryan will never lead the Falcons to a championship (he will someday).

24-14, Giants.

DENVER (+8.5) over Pittsburgh
Like the Texans, the Steelers have suffered too many injuries to win the AFC.  As bad as Tebow has been lately, he will find a way to score late against a banged up Pittsburgh defense to lead the Broncos to the shocking win.

16-13, Broncos.

Last Week: 5 - 9 - 2
Season: 119 - 126 - 5

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