NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

Time now for our NFL Divisional Playoff Picks!

Divisional Playoff Games

Divisional Games

Ha Kung Wong’s Picks

Divisional Picks - HKW

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!

See my breakdown of all the AFC Divisional Playoff games and the NFC Divisional Playoff games!

Scott King’s Picks

Divisional Picks - Scott

Joanne Kong’s Picks

Divisional Picks - Joanne

Joanne’s Thoughts:

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.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

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!

Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Mathieu

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

Divisional Picks - John

John’s Thoughts:

Straight underdog picks … Except for zona. Sorry Rodgers. Not your year.

Joey Alibro’s Picks

Coming Soon!

Jason Johnson’s Picks

Coming Soon!

Ryan Whitfield’s Picks

NE / GB / SEA / PIT

Ryan’s Thoughts:

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!

Wild Card Results

The Season So Far…

And here’s were we all stand with our NFL picks through the Wild Card Round.

Wild Card Standings

Have specific questions?  Let us know!

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