NFL Divisional Playoff Picks
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
Time now for our NFL Divisional Playoff Picks!
Divisional Playoff Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later. I’m still in the lead with 157-103 for the season. So if you like winning, I think I can help.
Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’ve been going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks. Last week we tied again, so now we’re tied up at 2-2-2, but keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because there’s still the playoffs to come!
Scott King’s Picks
Joanne Kong’s Picks
There’s really no rhyme or reason for my picks in the post season divisional round. Like most fans, not analyst (well maybe analysts) there are just some teams I’d prefer to see at the Super Bowl than others.
Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots
The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1969, when they were still part of the AFL (American Football League) before merging with the current NFL. Since then, the Chiefs have made it to the post season 13 times – losing the Wild Card 7-times, losing the divisional game 5-times and losing the conference Championship once. The divisional game will be the first time these two teams will meet this season. The Chiefs are ranked 9th against the past and 8th against the run. The Patriots are 17th against the pass and 9th against the run.
The Patriots have a injured roster on both offense and defense, and although players like Julian Edelman, Sebastian Vollmer and Donta Hightower are expected to play on Sunday’s game, none will be at 100%, including Tom Brady.
I’m rooting for the Chiefs.
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
Why did I pick the Arizona Cardinals? Because the grin on Aaron Rodgers face when he beat the Washington Redskins still haunts me. Granted, the Redskins were responsible for their own defeat last week in the wild card round, but I’d rather see the Cardinals at the Conference Championship game than cheeseheads.
The Packers have won the Super Bowl 5-times. Their last Super Bowl win was in 2010 with Aaron Rodgers as quarterback.
The Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl in 2008, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-27.
Let’s win this one for the Honeybadger!
Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers
This will be an interesting match-up. The last time these two teams met was in week 6, and the Seahawks lost 23-27 to the Panthers. The Seahawks are a better team now than when they first met, the Panthers have proven themselves to be an outstanding team this season with more than a single moment of brilliance, skill and teamwork. The Panthers will have Jonathan Stewart back in the line up, which means more weapons for Cam Newton.
I’m picking the Panthers to win.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos
During Peyton Manning’s time with the Indianapolis Colts, he’s brought the Colts to the post season 11-times, but has only 1 Super Bowl win. The four years Manning has been with the Denver Broncos, he’s brought then to the post season every year, losing the Super Bowl in 2013 to the Seattle Seahawks. This will probably be Peyton Manning’s last year in the NFL. I’d like to see him leave the league with a Super Bowl ring.
I’m picking the Broncos to win.
John Kirkland’s Picks
Straight underdog picks … Except for zona. Sorry Rodgers. Not your year.
Joey Alibro’s Picks
Jason Johnson’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
NE / GB / SEA / PIT
Listen to Ryan’s breakdown of his picks on our weekly Podcast!
Wild Card Playoff Results
Interested in how we did in the Wild Card Round? Here you go!
The Season So Far…
And here’s were we all stand with our NFL picks through the Wild Card Round.
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