NFL: Round Two Playoff Predictions

Now that all the wild-card teams have been washed out of playoffs we can get down to real business with the division winners. With the exception of the Baltimore vs. Houston game I think all these games are pretty tough to call vs. the point spread. It should be a great weekend of Playoff football.

San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints.

After destroying the Lions the Saints are -4.0 for this game. I’m taking the points and going with the 49ers. I don’t think the Saints vaunted offense will be quite as dangerous playing on grass and outside the friendly confines of the Superdome. The 49ers have one the best defensive units in the league, but it will take the 49ers best effort to win this game. I see the 49ers winning a very close one here.

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos. Patriots are -13.5

I think the Patriots are going to win, but not by two TD’s. Pure leap of faith here. I’m counting on Denver and Tebow figuring out a way to keep this close. If Denver can limit the turnovers and keep Brady off the field they have a chance to keep this game close and maybe even win. Patriots by 7.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans. Ravens are -7.5

I cannot see Texans winning this game on the road with a rookie QB. The Ravens should win by at least 10 points.

Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants. Packers are -7.5

This is a very tough call for me because I like both teams. I grew up near the Meadowlands and I have been a big Giant fan since the Phil Simms/Lawrence Taylor era. I can’t help but admire this Packer team. They are simply the best team in league and in Aaron Rodgers they have the best QB. The Giants are playing well and I expect them to test the Packers, but I don’t think the Pack will lose in Green Bay. I think the Pack wins by 10 points.

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