NFL Playoff Predictions
AFC Wild Card
Saturday, January 9th
5. Kansas City Chiefs 24 @ 4. Houston Texans 23
A battle of better defense than offense. Plays will be made by stars like Marcus Peters(Chiefs), J.J. Watt(Texans), Justin Houston(Chiefs), and Eric Berry(Chiefs) on defense. But Deandre Hopkins(Texans) will score as won of the few threats on the Houston offense. Expect either a late field goal for the win or a great defenses stand by either of these teams.
KC: Smith 22-34, 211 yds, 3 td, 2 int
Hou: Hoyer 19-28, 231yds, 2 td, 2 int
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 33 @ 3. Cincinnati Bengals 27
Steelers haven't played well the past couple weeks and the bengals have AJ McCarron playing legit but the firepower offense of the Steelers should come back to life in a wildcard game in which both teams have failed to win in recent seasons.
Pit: Roethlisberger 23-37, 288 yds, 2 td, 1 int
Cin: McCarron 24-39, 256 yds, 1 td, 1 int, 1 fumble
Sunday, January 10
6. Seattle Seahawks 33 @ 3. Minnesota Vikings 27
Russell Wilson has been under the radar great this year. The Seahawks just turned in one of the greatest performances by any team this year at the cardinals, and although playing on the road in the playoffs for the first time since falling to Matt Ryan and the Falcons, this should be a more similar matchup to when they defeated the redskins on the road in the 2012 wildcard game.
Min: Bridgewater 15-27, 204yds, 1 td, 0 int
Sea: Wilson 22-29, 271yds, 3 td, 1 int
5. Green Bay Packers 27 @ 4. Washington Redskins 28
You like that! You like that!, actually it's more likely you didn't but Washington has been playing good at home and Aaron Rodgers and The packers look of track and haven't done good in the playoffs going in with no momentum. Kind of crazy prediction but Orakpo and Kerrigan get their hands on a 52 yard field goal late in the game.
GB: Rodgers 28-39, 302yds, 3 td, 1 int
Was: Cousins 26-35, 291yds, 4 td, 0 int
Sunday, January 17
6. Seattle Seahawks 31
1. Carolina Panthers 27
Wow. It'll be a battle but I just don't understand how these teams deal with their limited offensive weapons. Carolina will come out first despite being off the field for a couple weeks, but both will be hot towards the end of this game. This will be decided in OT. I'm not sure about this one but Seattle can not be overlooked and could possibly be the hottest team coming in.
Sea: Wilson 19-29, 188yds, 2 td, 1 int, 12 rushing yards
Car: Newton 21-33, 250yds, 2 td, 2 int, 35 rushing yards, 1 td
Saturday January 16th
4. Washington Redskins 24 @ 2. Arizona Cardinals 34
Cardinals really slipped up in the regular season finale but this is probably the most balanced team in the NFL with both a great offense and defense in depth and production. Redskins really want it but their defense hasn't been great this year and it needs to be to win this game. Not much else to say but the redskins probably run into a bad matchup here
Was: Cousins 26-42, 301yds, 2 td, 2 int
Ari: Palmer 26-33, 334yds, 3 td, 0 int
Sunday, January 17
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 30
1. Denver Broncos 27
Into the thick of the playoffs coming of a win in Cincinnati the Steelers will now travel to Denver. Having showed powerful offense in their previous showings with Denver and Cincinnati, this game might just take a reproduction by the steelers offense put up a W. Nobody wants to see Manning leave(maybe), but the Steelers can make this game their own with solid d and great offense. Neither team looked their finest week 17 but the Steelers have looked fine enough as long as they can rely on a near-repeat production from week 15 and a slowing down of the great Peyton Manning's offense
Pit: Roethlisberger 25-40, 278yds, 3td, 2 int
Den: Manning 21-38, 245yds, 2td, 1 int
Saturday January 16th,
5. Kansas City Chiefs 21 @ 2. New England Patriots 27
Injured men back and a competitive chiefs team gunning at them. Chiefs will surprise(despite having won 11 straight games) by being up 21-20 going into the final New England drive. Brady storms the Patriots Offense down the field led by gronk, the unstoppable man , and Edelman. Chiefs defense is great, patriots defense is mediocre but a not sparkly Chiefs Offense will not be able to produce on mediocre. ALL GOOD GAMES.
KC: Alex Smith 22-34, 302yds, 1 td, 0 int, 24 rushing yards
NE: Tom Brady 25-37, 305yds, 3 td, 0 int
NFC Conference Championship
6. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 24 @ 2. ARIZONA CARDINALS 27
Cardinals have a better offense and defense. At home trying to make their first Super Bowl since the 2008 season, against a rival, Arizona will be rocking. Seattle benefits from having played tight games the past couple weeks and just played in Glendale in the regular season finale. The Cardinals will get it this time I think but I might be wrong. Terrible explanation, but I really could go either way here. Scratch it I'm going with Seattle. Nope I'm sticking with zona.
SEA: Russell Wilson 23-30, 252 yds, 1 td, 1 int
ARI: Carson Palmer 24-36, 258yds, 2 td, 1 int
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 28 @ 2. New England Patriots 31
New England gets home field throughout after all. For the first time in 19 weeks the Steelers and Patriots(pronounced, point after touchdown riots) will face off. Patriots our completely healthy if they weren't already. These teams our very similar in both of the broad topics, Offense and Defense in statistical numbers but our also quite different in both Offense and Defense. I won't go into that but just know that New England is the more consistent team and as a tip-in has the home field advantage.
Pit: Roethlisberger 22- 35, 289yds, 3td, 0 int
NE: Brady 25-41, 296yds , 1 td, 0 int
At Levi's Stadium(San Francisco, California)
Sunday, February 7th
2. New England Patriots @ 2. Arizona Cardinals
And exciting way to get to a popular pick. I feel a lot less comfortable with the Cardinals getting here than I thought I would be. It just boomed to me how good the Seahawks have been lately, I mean they haven't lost a road game since week 5. Anyway the Cardinals have the better balance once again, but the patriots can only play perfect if they play with the fury that made them 10-0 to start the season. Do I know what I'm doing, nothing has been easy here
PATRIOTS 34 CARDINALS 38
SUPER BOWL 50 CHAMPIONS
NE: Brady 30-46, 353yds, 3 td, 1 int
Ari: Palmer 31-41, 342yds, 4td, 1 int