Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 NFL Playoff Preview and Wild Card Picks

The second season is upon us and as you all know, I only predicted 58.3% (7 out of the 12) of the teams correctly. Here are my revised predictions for the playoffs:
Bengals (+4) over TEXANS. The Texans have been free-falling and they'll drop this one to the Bengals who are frankly a better team.
PACKERS (-7.5) over Vikings. The weather in Lambeau tonight is going to be terrible, and I'm laying the points because Christian Ponder is a bad quarterback who plays in a domed stadium, playing in bad-weather Lambeau. Also, that Aaron Rodgers is decent.
RAVENS (-6.5) over Colts. The Colts are in the playoffs because of a lot of smoke and mirrors, and while the Ravens aren't a juggernaut, they'll get it done at home.
Seahawks (-2.5) over REDSKINS. Seattle is playing in Washington, and they have a very good kick returner named Leon Washington. Ignore the confusing geography here, the Seahags defense will slow down RGIII enough to win this game.

Divisional Round
BRONCOS over Bengals.
PATRIOTS over Ravens.
Seahawks over FALCONS.
49ERS over Packers.

Conference Championships
BRONCOS over Patriots. Manning-Brady once again! I'm already anxiously awaiting this game.
Seahawks over 49ERS. The Seahawks are a  better team, but I do believe in Colin Kaepernick.

Super Bowl
Broncos over Seahawks. The Broncos will end the Seahawks' run here. As you will see in my power rankings later, I have the Broncos as the overall better team, and I say that mostly because of one man. The G.O.A.T, Peyton Manning. He'll slash the Seattle defense like no one else has this year.


  1. Wait, I thought the winner of the Bengals Texans game played the Patriots. Am I wrong about that?

  2. Not necessarily, remember that they re-seed so that the lower seed winner plays the Broncos and higher seed winner plays the Pats.