Re: playoff predictions
posted at 1/4/2014 12:23 PM EST
I will say that is a bold prediction given how the Saints tend to play on the road versus at home. However, anything can happen in the playoffs.
I'll take a crack at it, even though I will most likely be wrong:
Bengals over Chargers - Hard to predict...Dalton has never stepped up in big games, but I think the home field and their D will be enough to keep San Diego from winning.
Chiefs over Colts - I realize the Colts had their way with them in KC, but this is just a gut feeling...
Packers over 49ers - I originally had the 49ers winning, since I do believe they're the better all around team...however, I think the weather will play into the Packers favor.
Saints over Eagles - Despite road struggles, I'll take Payton and Brees over an inexperienced Foles and weaker defense in Philly in a playoff game.
Broncos over Chiefs - I actually want San Diego (or if Cincy wins, Indy) to win because I think both those teams have a better chance than the Chiefs at upsetting the Broncos.
Patriots over Bengals - Offense will perform better this time around and the Pats have the home field...Dalton throws at least 1 critical interception.
Seahawks over Saints - I hate the Seahawks, but I think they win at home against the Saints...if the game were in New Orleans, I might change my prediction, but it is not.
Packers over Panthers - My only upset pick of the divisional round...although the Panthers have a tough D, I think the Packers and Rodgers take down an inexperiened Carolina team.
AFC: Patriots over Broncos - I really do think the Pats can beat Denver on the road, especially without Von Miller. If anyone can come up with a gameplay to slow down Manning, it's BB.
NFC: Seahawks over Packers - The Packers run ends here...Seahawks are too much for them on the road.
Patriots vs Seahawks - I hope the Patriots win, but I'm not going to predict any winner...Seahawks will be tough if it happens.