Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Wild Card Weekend Predictions

It's playoff time so it's time for predictions (I also shared them on the Three and Out podcast so feel free to listen to some of the debate on them) for the Wild Card round.

The first game on Saturday is Cincinnati vs Houston.  This is a rematch of last year's wild card game.  Houston is slumping coming into this game and Cincy is on a roll.  The Bengals still have not won a playoff game since 1990...and I don't see it happening here.  I think Foster and Schaub will get their act together and will take care of business.

Texans 27 Bengals 17

The night game on Saturday is Minnesota vs Green Bay.  This is the rubber match as they have played two games already this season with each team winning at home.  Adrian Peterson has pretty much run roughshod over the Packers and honestly I don't think this will be any different.  The key will be how second year QB Christian Ponder plays.  If he has a good game, the Vikings can win.  If not, they won't.  I think it'll be a close game but I think the Pack will win in Lambeau

Packers 20 Vikings 17

The early game on Sunday is Indianapolis vs Baltimore.  The old franchise from that city (Colts) verses the newer (Ravens).  This could potentially be Ray Lewis last game.  This is Andrew Luck's first postseason game.  The Ravens aren't the Ravens of old.  Their defense is older, injured and wore out.  Yes Indy is young but I think they're strong enough (#Chuckstrong) to pull this one out.

Colts 24 Ravens 10

The late game on Sunday is Seattle vs Washington.  Two dynamic rookie QBs in Russell Wilson & RG3.  Seattle hasn't won a playoff road game since 1983.  Washington has lost their last 2 postseason appearances, both to Seattle.  I think RG3 not being healthy + Seattle's punishing defense is enough for the Seahawks to get the W

Seahawks 31 Redskins 14

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