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Posts Tagged ‘nfl predictions’

Will the Steelers Go All the Way?

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Pittsburgh Steelers Hines WardYou bet! Maybe against the Packers, maybe not.

But this weekend, our attention is on the four games involving other potential dancers. And there may be some surprises.

Seattle Will Advance
The regular season is over. Everyone is 0-0. That said, I will ignore the Seahawks losing record during the regular season and give them a win during the postseason tourney, though just one.

The Saints are depleted by injuries and travel to a noisy Northwest. While I have the utmost respect for Drew Brees, I don’t think he can do this alone. It’ll be an early exit for New Orleans (who have never won a road playoff game), and the Seahawks will exit the playoffs next week — unless they play the 49ers, who still may have a shot.

Jets Built for Postseason
The Jets were built for January. And even though they travel, like the Saints – the Colts are missing too many weapons. I do think that Manning can win this game almost single-handed, but he won’t

Even with Joseph Addai back in the lineup, the Colts will be one-and-done. And we’ll be able to hear Rex Ryan sound bytes for at least one more week.

More NFL Playoff predictions after the jump >>

Will Packers Go All the Way?

At the beginning of the season, I estimated a 9-7 record for the Packers, with them narrowly missing the playoffs. Call me a pessimist, but I honestly didn’t think the Packers would go this far. (Well that, and the fact that Peter King from SI predicted they would go to the Super Bowl. You know what those kind of predictions do to a team.)

Sunday they beat the Bears 10-3, which gave them a Wild Card berth. The Packers are the sixth seed, and Coach McCarthy told the team in the locker room, “We’re one of six, our path has been set.”

I don’t know if their path is “set,” but I do know that anytime you get to the playoffs it’s a good thing. Still, Michael Vick is hot right now, and ironically one reason he’s playing at all is because of the Packers. They knocked out Kevin Kolb in the very first week of the season. They also won that game, which answers the question of can they win.

But will they win against the Eagles? Andy Reid seems to have the magic touch when it comes to Wild Card games. He’s won all three of his last appearances (and lost none.)

But you know what I say, streaks were meant to be broken. After all, in the past Peter King’s predictions usually meant that whoever he picked to win the Super Bowl wouldn’t even have a winning record. But look at this year. He picked the Pack and they are at least in the playoffs with a chance at the Super Bowl. In case you’re wondering, he’s sticking with this prediction that the Packers will take it all. They’re one of six. I like those odds.

My personal feeling is that the Packers will beat the Eagles, but then lose to the Falcons. What say you?