NFL Wildcard round prediction

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  1. NY Bowhunter

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    Dolphins @ Steelers
    Big Ben, Brown and Bell all healthy. I personally think Bell is the baddest man in the NFL. Too many weapons for Pitt to handle.

    Steelers 31 Phins 17

    Raiders @ Texans
    Cool to see the Raiders make it back. Unfortunately a bad injury at the wrong time. Texans in a yawner

    Texans 24 Raiders 10

    Lions @ Seahawks
    Detroit backing their way into the playoffs and in by a Redskin loss. They just don't look good to me down the stretch. Tough to play in Seattle. Home field and experience get it done for the Hawks.

    Seahawks 38 Lions 27


    Giants @ Packers
    I think this will be the best game of the first round. Spagnola has the Giants defense playing really good. Rodgers is playing out of his mind and that offense is in a groove. Tough one to pick, but I think the Giants put enough pressure on Rodgers to make it a long day. Giants in a good game (plus they beat the Super Bowl Champion Cowboys twice this year).

    Giants 30 Packers 28
     
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    Packers beat the Giants this year once already I think they'll do it again. It is going to be the best game of the weekend.
     
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    Not sure on scores but I agree with your picks. Giants/Packers game being the best and could very easily go either way.
     
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    I do agree with the picks with the exception of the Packers Giants game. The Packers will win
     
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    Agree on all picks.

    How in the world did the Texans make the playoffs. Just blows my mind.
     
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    Packers are playing too hot to get derailed at home IMO.
     
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    Other than the Packer NYG game the other games seem to be they will be rather boring. I can't imagine any of the other 3 being thrillers.
     
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    I concur as well with all you said except the GB game.

    I too see it being the best game of the weekend...but will take GB. Score predictions:

    Steelers 31 Phins 14
    Texans 24 Raiders 10
    Seahawks 34 Lions 20
    GB 27 Giants 24
     
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    Yeah the GB vs. Giants game is essentially a toss up for me. I'd like to see GB win. I just think the Giants will be able to get pressure on Rodgers more than he's used to. And Beckham (as much as I dislike him) is a dangerous big play threat that seems to make a play or two a game that changes the momentum. Either way it's going to be the difference in a few plays that decides it.
     
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    I am going to go with the Pack as well, but my prediction is a bit different.

    Packers 28 Giants 14
     
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    Kind of sucks we're getting the NFC championship game in wildcard weekend between the Giants and Packers.

    I pick the pack, because I want to see Brady versus Rogers in the Super Bowl.

    I would love to see the Dolphins and Suh beat Big Ben the rapist.

    Texans well crap all over themselves, and still win


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    So I'm going to put my green and gold glasses on for a second.


    Here is how I see this playing out.


    The Pack is hot and at home. Finds a way to get past the Giants. Its going to be cold which I actually think plays into the giants hands a bit. So lets assume they get it done Sunday.


    The cowboys are going to be coming off basically not playing a real game in 3 weeks. It is going to be Dak's first playoff game. He has been a bit shaky here late in the season. The boys are a bit rusty. I think the pack might have a good shot to pull that off.


    Then the Pack goes to Atlanta and beats the falcons in the dome again. Just because the Falcons can never get it done in the big game.


    No idea what will happen in the Superbowl.
     
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    I do think the Packers will win in a decisive manner this Sunday have not thought beyond that yet.
     
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    I think your picks are right. Except I'd like to see the Raiders beat the Texans. It's been a long time coming for them.
     
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    The Pats gotta be laughing their arse off. They will be playing either Miami, Houston or Oakland in the divisional round. None of those teams have a decent QB available right now. They are expected to be favored by around 14-16 points depending on who they play.
     
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    As a Cowboys fan, I hope GB loses this game, but they won't. I don't think it will be that close either.

    Lambeau + Giants lack of offense + Eli = GB win.
     
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    The Steelers will win by double digits.
    Khalil Mack will win this game for the Raiders.
    Detroit will do what Detroit does and **** the bed!
    Giants defense will get to Rodgers and steal the game.
     
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    Steelers
    Texans
    Seattle
    Packers


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    Eli is 7-0 in the playoffs when the Giants are the underdog. That probably means nothing for this weekend but that's pretty amazing.
     
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    Thought you said football was the ultimate team sport, fixed it for you.:evilgrin:
     

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