NFL Playoffs 2013 Wildcard Round Picks

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For the playoffs, we are also going to have Arnold Glass and Chris Valday give their picks. 

(6) Cincinnati Bengals at (3) Houston Texans

James: Bengals – The Bengals have won 7 of their past 8 games and the only game they lost during that stretch was a one point loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Chase: Texans – Bengals have an opportunity to upset, but I think the Texans will hold off in the end.

Brandon: Bengals – The Texans have not been playing good lately.  Cincinnati has had a great second half of the season minus their last second loss to the Dallas Cowboys.  Bengals should be able to pull the upset win over the Texans.

Chris: Texans – Same matchup as last year and same result will happen. Even though the Texans are struggling, I feel with this defense and offense they will bounce back against Andy Dalton and the Bengals.

Glass: Texans – Deja Vu from last year’s Wild Card match-up, and it will have the same result.

(5) Indianapolis Colts at (4) Baltimore Ravens

James: Ravens – The Colts could upset with Chuck Pagano once again at the helm, but I think the Ravens have too much experience to blow this playoff game.

Chase: Colts – #Chuckstrong. The Colts will pick apart this Ravens defense

Brandon: Colts – The ChuckStrong movement has lite a fire under the Colts.  Andrew Luck and the Colts have turned this team around with a great season.  Baltimore should give the Colts a good fight but it will not be enough to get them the win.

Chris: Colts – As crazy as this may sound, I’m going with the upset. The Colts have been inspired by their coach Chuck Pagano all season long and their defense is getting better.

Glass:  Ravens – It was a nice “feel good story” in Indianapolis, but all stories have an ending.  Baltimore rested their starters in Week 17 for this game.

(6) Minnesota Vikings at (3) Green Bay Packers

James: Packers – The Vikings were able to beat the Packers last week to enter the playoffs, but they haven’t won a game outside all year.

Chase:  Packers – Lightning won’t strike twice. AP will do well but I don’t see an upset two weeks in a row.

Brandon: Packers – Minnesota has not been good on the road this season.  Do not expect the Vikings to win back to back games on the Packers. 

Chris: Packers – It is in Green Bay which is a difficult place to play if you’re the road team and all the Vikings wins this season have been in a dome, not outdoors.

Glass: Packers -Vikings won last week’s division match-up, now they have to go to “The Frozen Tundra” and do it again.  The Packers will be ready this time.

(5) Seattle Seahawks at (4) Washington Redskins

James: Redskins – Everyone’s quick to say that the Seahawks have momentum on their side, but let’s not forget the Redskins have won 7 straight games. RG3 and Alfred Morris are the reasons why.

Chase: Redskins – Love this RG3 juice get that Russel Wilson juice out of here

Brandon: Seahawks – Both of these teams are having phenomenal seasons.  Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III are having amazing rookie seasons and have helped turn their teams around.  This game should be a close game with Seattle getting the victory.

Chris: Redskins –  The ‘Skins are a hot team right now. If this was in Seattle, I’d pick the Seahawks, but the Redskins are just as good at home as the Seahawks

Glass: Seahawks – Rookie QB vs. Rookie QB.  Seahawks’ defense and running back Marshawn Lynch will be the deciding factor.

Last Week:  

James: 12-4              Chase:  12-4               Brandon: 12-4

Season Records:

James: 166-89-1     Chase: 156-99-1      Brandon: 164-91-1

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