My Picks for NFL Wild Card Weekend


It’s Playoff time! My Giants didn’t make it this year, but I thought I would take a crack at predicting this weeks games.  It is a strange lineup of games with three road teams having better records than their hosts, the most glaring being the 11-5 Wild Card Saints traveling to Seattle to face the division winning 7-9 Seahawks, but that is how the NFL works, division winners are ranked higher than wild cards, regardless of record.  

I am not picking scores, or dealing with odds, just picking winners and losers.

Saturday Games

NFC: Saints (11-5) @ Seahawks (7-9)

Five of the Seahawks seven wins were at home, and Seattle is known as a tough place to play, but I have to pick the Saints they are clearly the better team, and it is hard to see a sub .500 record team advancing to the divisional round.  Seattle lost to the Saints in New Orleans in week 11 34-19.

Pick: Saints


AFC: Jets (11-5) @ Colts (10-6)

Being a New Yorker I have certainly heard enough about this game this week, and there are a lot of confident Jets fans calling NYsports talk radio.  At 11-5 the Jets sport a better record than the Colts, The Jets lost 3 of their last 5 their 2 wins being an impressive road win in Pittsburgh and a week 17 win against a hapless Bills team.  I don’t see the Jets beating Peyton Manning in Indy, but I do think it will be a good game, I look forward to watching it.

Pick: Colts


Sunday Games

NFC: Packers (10-6) @ Eagles (10-6)

Forget anything else here, this one is a straight emotional pick, I want to see the Eagles out, I pick the Packers to win.  This is another one that should be a good game to watch.

Pick: Packers


AFC: Ravens (12-4) @ Chiefs (10-6)

This is another easy pick, not really based on the teams performances.  The Chiefs went 9-7 in 2006 and made the playoffs, since then they were 4-12 in 2007, 2-14 in 2008, and 4-12 in 2009.  Coming off a 10-6 season would be nice to see the advance.  Besides those poor folks in Kansas City need something to root for, not like they could look forward to baseball season it’s been a while since the Royals even finished above .500 in a season.

Pick: Chiefs

Enjoy the games!

3 Responses to My Picks for NFL Wild Card Weekend
  1. Joe Russo
    January 7, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    two thoughts…I really think the Chiefs will cave – and while I think it’s most likely the Colts will win, I do feel like the Jets could pull one out of the hat. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Buffalo Bills fan, so in general really detest the AFC east teams and well, you can imagine how I feel about “wide right”

  2. Dan
    January 7, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    I hate to admit it, but I agree on the Jets. No pass rush = more time for Peyton = Jets give up a ton of points. I disagree about Baltimore, though – I think the defense will outplay KC and move on.

  3. Mike
    January 7, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    J… E… T…S…