NFL Week 1 Playoff Predictions

January 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm 2 comments

The NFL playoffs begin today after a strange NFL season. The defending Superbowl champs are not in, and a few surprise teams are in. That being said here are my Wildcard Round playoff predictions.

Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts

Has there been a more feel good story in the NFL this season than the Indianapolis Colts? Their coach in the beginning of this season gets diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia, this team seems dead to rights, and they rally around each other achieve an 11-5 record from a 2-14 record. This is with a rookie QB, a very young roster, and a huge wrench thrown into their plans in the beginning of the season. Chuck Pagano is now back on the sidelines coaching the Colts, and Andrew Luck continues to play like a veteran. That being said, I don’t see this young team beating the Ravens, especially with this veteran group and Ray Lewis retiring. I see it being a close game, but I believe the Ravens win this one.

Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Redskins

This is an interesting matchup. Both teams have rookie QB’s who have played very well this year. Both teams have exceptional running games. Seattle has a better defense, but Washington’s defense is much improved from the start of the season. Both teams have been hot coming into the playoffs. Even this game is being played in our D.C., I think the Seattle Seahawks win this game because they are a bit more complete team. Although something to consider is the Seahawks have been great at home, not so much on the road.

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

This game should more accurately be described as the Green Bay Packers vs. Adrian Peterson. Hey Dom Capers, Adrian Peterson is getting the ball. What are you going to do about it? Peterson rushed for 210 yards and 199 yards when these teams played this season. In these two games, Christian Ponder was terrible. Even with Peterson’s Herculean efforts, they only managed to split the two games played against their divisional rival. This game is being played at Lambeau, and Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers. I don;t see the Vikings winning for a second week in a row against the Packers, especially while visiting them. Green Bay wins, but Peterson helps keep the Vikings in it.

Houston Texans vs Cincinnati Bengals

If you asked me two months ago who I thought would have one this game, Houston hands down. Houston’s been slipping, while Cincy has been getting hotter and playing some pretty good football. Cincy’s front seven has been hot, leading the league sacks, While Houston’s pass defense has been garbage recently. I’m a bit torn, but I’m actually going to give this game to the Bengals, because I don’t trust the Texans right now.

Just one fans opinion. Be back next week with predictions.


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  • 1. SexyRexy  |  January 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm



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