Posted January 14, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

NFL Divisional Playoff’s Weekend

  • AFC: Baltimore Ravens (12-4) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) Sat Jan 15 4:30PM EST CBS. This is going to be a great match-up with two of the top defenses in the NFL. The Battle of the Big D’s. The Ravens took it to the KC Chiefs last week in the wild-card playoffs 30-7 and only gave up 25 total yards in the second half while scoring 27 points. Thats dominating on the offense and defense. Ravens QB Joe Flacco needs to get his feet set before he chucks the ball down the field. Ravens WR Anquan Boldin will be the difference maker! Prediction: Ravens 21, Steelers 17
  • NFC: Green Bay Packers (10-6) at the Atlanta Falcons (13-3) Sat Jan 15 8PM EST FOX. The Packers upset the Eagles last week, but I don’t think they have the technical efficiency of the Falcons. The Falcons simply know how to win games. Falcons WR Roddy White has had 115 receptions this year with just under 1400 receiving yards. Packers RB James Stark did have 123 rushing yards last week, but I know the Falcons will be ready for him this week. I give kudos to the Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, and rookie RB James Starks, but for this year your time is up. Maybe a few years down the road. Prediction: Packers 24, Falcons 34
  • NFC: The Seattle Seahawks (7-9) at the Chicago Bears (11-5) Sun Jan 16 1PM EST FOX. The Seahawks beat the Bears in Week 6 23-20. I think the Seahawks are going to be coming out playing hard, and represent the true underdog in the playoffs. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is the real game-changer scoring the deciding TD last week in the Wild-Card on a 47 yard TD run with only 4 minutes left in the game. Look for Lynch to have a big game. Bears QB Jay Cutler is great technically, but is weak in the pocket. I give the upset to the Seahawks. Prediction: Seahawks 27, Bears 21
  • AFC: The NY Jets (11-5) at the New England Patriots (14-2) Sun Jan 16 4:30PM EST CBS. The Jets did beat the Patriots in Week 3, but got dominated later in the season 44-3. The Jets need consistency with QB Mark Sanchez. Jets RB’s Ladanian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene will need to have a big game. Look for the Patriots to throw double-coverage on Jets WR Santonio Holmes, which will free up WR Braylon Edwards on the edge. The battle really will take place between the coach’s Jets Rex Ryan and Patriots Bill Belicheck! Prediction: Jets 31, Patriots 24

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