Last week we went 3-1 in our picks for the wild card round. While we had a good week last week, this week’s games aren’t going to be easy to predict. Like last week, we’ll give it our best shot.
Seahawks @ Falcons
The early game on Saturday will be a contrast of styles. The Falcons, led by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Co. will try to use the home field advantage to run up and down the dome. Seattle on the other hand will once again rely on their defense to shut down Atlanta, and hope Russell Wilson can help the offense secure an NFC Championship berth.The Falcons averaged over 33 points per game, and Matt Ryan has put up MVP numbers from the pocket. While there is no denying Atlanta has struggled in the playoffs at home, the law of averages has to give at some point, right? We believe the Falcons will put points up on the board Saturday and move a step closer to the big game.
Our Pick Atlanta Falcons
Texans @ Patriots
The Texans were dominate in all phases of the game last week, While Houston played extremely well against Oakland, part of their dominance was the absence of Raiders quarterback, Derek Carr. The Texans’ defense held Oakland to just 14 points, and the combination of Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler did enough to win the game and advance. However, Houston will take the trip up to Foxboro and have to deal with Bellichick and Brady in the playoffs. In our minds no stats are needed here, The Patriots will host the AFC Championship in two weeks.
Our Pick: The Patriots
Steelers @ Chiefs
This one should be a great game Sunday afternoon. Alex Smith and the Chiefs just don’t turn the ball over, and Kansas City has found a star in Tyreek Hill, and will use him along with an efficient passing game to take down Pittsburgh. No doubt that Big Ben and Co. will be ready to play, but the Chiefs have a good enough defense to slow them down, add to that how load Arrowhead Stadium can be, and you have a recipe for a big win for KC.
Our Pick: Chiefs
Packers @ Cowboys
The rematch from last year’s Divisional Round should be another thriller. Big D has been the best team in football all season, led by two rookies no less. While all that should point to a Cowboys win, no one is hotter then Arron Rogers. Rogers just took apart a Giants defense that beat Dallas twice. Rogers threw 4 touchdowns and for 352 yards last week against New York, which is decidedly better than Dallas. With all that said, Dak Prescott has been absolutely brilliant all year long, add the league’s leading rusher, and we see the NFC Championship running through Jerry’s World!
Our Pick: Dallas Cowboys