Saturday, January 9, 2010

NFL Wild-Card Round Picks

No. 6 New York Jets at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals
C'mon, Mark Sanchez is a rookie! Yeah, I know, Joe Flacco did okay as a rookie quarterback since he had a great running game and awesome defense. In fact, the Jets have an awesome running game and a great defense. But still ... the Bengals have got to win one for Chris, right?
The pick: Cincinnati 20, New York Jets 14

No. 6 Philadelphia Eagles vs. No. 3 Dallas Cowboys
They say you can't beat a team three times in a season. How about beating them three times in a season, AND twice in two weeks when you just tipped your cards to win the division? JerryWorld isn't that frightening, anyway. The December chokers become the January chokers.
The pick: Philadelphia 38, Dallas 31

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens at No. 4 New England Patriots
Ray Rice is a fricking stud. No doubt about that. I'm super-excited to pick him in the top five in next year's fantasy draft. But Tom Brady hasn't lost a home playoff game in his life. I don't think the 2009 Ravens quite fit the profile of breaking that streak.
The pick: New England 27, Baltimore 17

No. 5 Green Bay Packers at No. 4 Arizona Cardinals
Easiest pick of the weekend. And it's quite a bandwagon pick, too. The Pack are firing on all cylinders, and sometimes, you have to remember that the Cardinals are still the Cardinals ... NFC champs or not.
The pick: Green Bay 41, Arizona 21


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