NFL Wild Card Playoff Picks
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
Time now for our NFL Wild Card Playoff Picks!
Wild Card 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 154-102 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 were crushed, so now we’re tied up at 2-2-1, 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
Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans
Although I’d like to see the Texans move on, it’s unlikely. (See Wild Card article). Of course, my predictions have been in the toilet. But, the Chiefs are not the Jacksonville Jaguars. And, the Chiefs defense are among the best in the league, as are the Texans.
- Expect a close game.
- Expect the Chiefs to win.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals
In week 14, these two divisional rivals met for a second time this season, but unlike the first time they met, the Bengals lost. A.J. McCarron was quarterback, throwing for 2 touchdowns. For Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 0 touchdowns, 1 interception, but the Steelers did win 33-20 thanks to 2 touchdowns by DeAngelo Williams (who will be out for the Wild Card game), a defensive touchdown by William Gay and 4/4 field goals and 3/3 extra points by kicker Chris Boswell.
- Expect the Steelers to win by 2 touchdowns.
Seattle Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings
If I had to be honest, I don’t want to see the Seahawks in the Super Bowl for a third year in a row. Not because I have anything against the Seahawks, in fact, Marshawn Lynch is a personality bigger than life, rookie Thomas Rawls is an explosive running back and Doug Baldwin has had the best season of his career with 1069 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. But being diplomatic, I wouldn’t mind seeing them lose another Super Bowl as long as they don’t lose to the New England Patriots. I know…life is complicated and so is football.
In week 13, the Seahawks beat the Vikings 38-7.
However, the Seahawks did lose to divisional rivals the St. Louis Rams during their two encounters in week 1 and week 16.
- Expect the Seahawks to win.
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
For some unknown reason, my younger sister is a big Aaron Rodger’s fan, as well as a Peyton Manning fan. She likes athletes, not teams. Pair these two teams and she’d root for the Packers, wearing her autographed Rodgers football helmet.
As for me, having watched Kirk Cousins play for Michigan State, I’m happy to see his new found success. Not to mention, he saved my fantasy football team with a late season pickup when Andrew Luck was out with a lacerated kidney.
Cousins had 4166 passing yards and 29 touchdowns. Jordan Reed has been Washington’s big receiver with 952 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers has had a roller coaster of a season. He’s made some unbelievable plays, but he’s lost some consistency this season.
- I’m picking (hoping) the Redskins to win.
John Kirkland’s Picks
Texans over the Chiefs … because JJ Watt is going to disrupt their offense.
Seahawks over the Vikings because Marshawn is back.
Steelers over the Bengals because AJ McCarron, what?
Redskins over the Packers because the NFC East is actually not that bad!
Joey Alibro’s Picks
Jason Johnson’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
KC / Pit / Sea / Was
Listen to Ryan’s breakdown of his picks on our weekly Podcast!
Week 17 Results
Interested in how we did in Week 17? Here you go!
The Season So Far…
And here’s were we all stand with our NFL picks through 17 weeks.
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