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Wild Card Weekend Predictions

Jan 02 2014 07:54 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
In Indianapolis, Andrew Luck will take care of business against the Chiefs. The Chiefs peaked early, and have lost there luster since. The Chiefs have lost 3 of their last 5. The Colts have won 4 of their last 5.

Colts over Chiefs 34-31

New Orleans heads to Philadelphia where their softness in the elements shows. Outside of their climate controlled dome they are a mediocre team at best. With temperatures in the 20s at kickoff, Chip Kelly's offense will move the ball easily.

Eagles over Saints 30-24

On Sunday, the Chargers take on the Bengals. The Bengals won the last matchup just a few weeks ago in San Diego. I expect the same result Sunday. Dalton and AJ Green combine for two scores as the Bengals defeat the Chargers.

Bengals over Chargers 23-20

Later that afternoon the most interesting game of the weekend will take place. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers play host to San Francisco. The media would love nothing more than for Rodgers to win, but I don't think it will happen. The Niners are a perfect 5-0 over their last five games. It seems every season there is a home playoff loss in the opening round, and this is the one.

Niners over Packers 27-24

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Just a thought. If I was Sean Payton I would have flown my team up to Philly Monday morning and practiced in the cold elements all week.

Regardless I'm going Saints and 9'ers in the NFC.

Bengals/ Chiefs in the AFC.

colts come from behind to beat the chiefs

 

saints lose in philly in a really high scoring game

 

the chargers had to win in overtime at home to a team that was resting it's starters. now they roll into cincy? it won't even be close. bengals all the way. chargers shouldn't even be in the playoffs.

 

as far as that game in green bay is concerned, i think it's going to be close but i think rodgers pulls it out for them and the packers come to charlotte next week. the advantage for the packers will be the weather. they are expecting the temperature to be in the single digits at game time and a low somewhere around 17 below that night. kaep has played well in pretty cold weather, but it was still in the 30s. this will be much harder and only one team of these two is used to this kind of weather and practices in it. that isn't kaep's team.

colts come from behind to beat the chiefs

saints lose in philly in a really high scoring game

the chargers had to win in overtime at home to a team that was resting it's starters. now they roll into cincy? it won't even be close. bengals all the way. chargers shouldn't even be in the playoffs.

as far as that game in green bay is concerned, i think it's going to be close but i think rodgers pulls it out for them and the packers come to charlotte next week. the advantage for the packers will be the weather. they are expecting the temperature to be in the single digits at game time and a low somewhere around 17 below that night. kaep has played well in pretty cold weather, but it was still in the 30s. this will be much harder and only one team of these two is used to this kind of weather and practices in it. that isn't kaep's team.


You have Philly winning and the. GB coming to Charlotte....can't happen

Don't care about any game except the Saints/Eagles game.

 

Eagles WIN.

 

30-13.

The NFC games are far more interesting than the AFC games, and not just because they affect the Panthers. Much better games IMO.
Saints 38 Philly 17( I know it's on the road but I think they right the ship this week, really want that rematch with Seattle)
Packers 20 49ers 13 ( tip of Kaeps nose freezes and breaks off forcing Colt McCoy in the game and he throws a pick six on what was supposed to be a game winning drive)
Colts-38 Chiefs-13( 23-7 in Kansas City? Really)
Cincy- 42 Chargers-31 (scared of this trip next season)

You have Philly winning and the. GB coming to Charlotte....can't happen

ok...then the eagles coming here. results are still going to be the same. 

I know you guys don't like the saints but they are a better team than Philly not to mention they've been here before.

Saints over Philly 34-17

San Francisco has won the last two but that was on the west coast. In the Tundra with a healthy Aaron Rodgers give me the Pack.

Packers survive at home over San Francisco 31-27

If this game was played in San Diego I'd give the chargers a chance, but Cincy has been pretty dominate at home lately

Bengals over Chargers 38-17

After Luck's showing in the playoffs last year I'm going to have to go with the Chiefs in this one.

24-10 Chiefs
They have been here before? How about 0 away playoff wins in their entire franchise history.

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They have been here before? How about 0 away playoff wins in their entire franchise history.

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Before this season we had never beaten Miami or Matt Ryan in the dome. Do we really want to talk about what teams have "never" done. They still have one of the best qbs in the game and one of the best play callers. I don't like them either but I respect them as a football team and I'm not ignorant to their abilities.

If the football Gods hadn't sent that rain in we'd probably be on our way to Philly right now.

8PM Saturday in Philly is supposed to be 30 degrees, dropping thru the game. Taints like to play inside. I like Philly. 

 

The question I have with the Pack is their crappy offensive line.  SF's defense will be pressuring Rogers all day long, but I think his return sparks his team to a win. GB

 

Bengals at home will beat the Chargers. 

 

Colts at home will beat the Chiefs.

They have been here before? How about 0 away playoff wins in their entire franchise history.

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I believe his point was that the Saints have playoff experience in key areas, which the Eagles lack. Brees vs. Foley, and most importantly Payton vs. Kelly. Saints have good experience, but I expect the Eagles to win not because the offense for the Saints will be stopped, but rather Rob Ryan's defense can't stop Philly.

They have been here before? How about 0 away playoff wins in their entire franchise history.

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A blind hog will find an acorn sometimes.  I still agree with you on Philly over Saints.
 

Saints on the road are almost as bad as Clemson in Chapel Hill. I say almost because they haven't racked up the number of losses and yet their win total remains the same.

Trends don't lie but were made to be broken. The Saints are really gonna give Philly everything they have.

The real question is which Philly team shows up? The stomp a mud hole in your ass Eagles or the get blown out by 35+ Eagles?

San Fran is on a mission and I can't see the Packs defense getting off the field on 3rd downs. Frank Gore can shoulder the load here and get the Niners into the next round.

The Chiefs are on the decline and Indy already routed these guys in Arrowhead. Colts win by 8+.

The Bengals because Chargers.

I agree with Zod, and I hope it plays out that way since SF is the only team that I think has a chance to beat Seattle at home and force the NFCC game to come to Charlotte.

Gimme Colts, Iggles, Bolts, Packers.

I know GB is at home, but SF is much better built for cold-weather games.

27-19 Chargers over Bengals -- Chargers are seeking revenge and it's their second look at this Bengal team.  Woodhead and Allen go nuts.  Bengals lay an egg.  

 

30-20 Colts over Chiefs -- Chiefs still look good despite their late season slide, but I don't see them pulling it out.  

 

24-20 Eagles over Saints -- I like the Eagles.  Seems like a lot are going with the Saints but I see Foles matching Brees' production and them coming out on top.  

 

31-17 49ers over Packers -- San Fran runs over the Packers defense.  Rodgers still does something but it's not enough.  

 

Home teams 2-2

 

 

 

 

 

I agree with all the pics in the OP except Bengals over Chargers... I think the Charges will win in a close game. 

I agree with Zod, and I hope it plays out that way since SF is the only team that I think has a chance to beat Seattle at home and force the NFCC game to come to Charlotte.

 

Yup, this is what I'm hoping for as well - don't think GB or NO stand a chance of beating SEA. 

Before this season we had never beaten Miami or Matt Ryan in the dome. Do we really want to talk about what teams have "never" done. They still have one of the best qbs in the game and one of the best play callers. I don't like them either but I respect them as a football team and I'm not ignorant to their abilities.

If the football Gods hadn't sent that rain in we'd probably be on our way to Philly right now.

So the rain in Carolina dampens their awesomeness, but the snow and cold in Philly won't?

Colts over Chiefs 31 - 17

 

Colts take a quick lead and the Chiefs go into halftime down 21-3. First play of the 2nd half Charles breaks an 80 yard run for a TD. Andrew Luck then throws his third int only to have Flowers get to the 5 yard line, drop the ball too early in celebration and Trent Richardson picks it up and runs 95 yards down the field for a TD.

 

Saints over Eagles 55 - 52 OT

 

Turns into a shoot-out with the Saints edging out the Eagles with a 45 yard field goal by Graham to win the game.

 

Bengals over Chargers 24 - 13

 

Bengals are a better team. Nothing against the Chargers, but Cincy is my sleeper pick to go to the Super Bowl.

 

Packers over 49ers 21 - 17

 

7 degrees outside with 15 mph winds. Enough said. I think this ones close, but I think the Packers edge out the 49ers with a sack of Kapernick on the last hail mary play of the game causing all those Santa Clara loving 49ers fans to collectively poop their pants.

 

So the rain in Carolina dampens their awesomeness, but the snow and cold in Philly won't?


That was a monsoon. If it Snows philly wins. If it's just cold I'm taking the Saints.

Chiefs, Saints, Chargers, Packers.

I like Aaron to pull it out...

 

but that really is the hardest game this weekend to call.