The NFL Playoffs begin this weekend. Four NFL Wild Card Playoff Games with the winners advancing to the NFL Divisional Playoffs next weekend. Although the New Orleans Saints look like they may be on their way to an easy win be careful of a team like the Seattle Seahawks. Qwest Field is the loudest stadium in the NFL and the New Orleans saints high octane offense will be playing in the wind and unpredictable weather of Seattle.
New Orleans Saints -10 Vs Seattle Seahawks: Pick Against the Spread & Link to Breakdown
Drew Brees is still a top five NFL quarterback even though he has been under the radar this season. Brees held the New Orleans Saints together through injuries including the loss of their key offensive weapon, Reggie Bush. Heading into this game Brees will be without his newest workhorse Chris Ivory.
The Seattle Seahawks have played a horrible stretch of football on their way to backing into the NFL Playoffs. Matt Hasselbeck should be back but a poll among Seattle Seahawks fans in the Seattle Post Intelligencer showed the fans favor Charlie Whitehurst with 62% of the votes. It will not matter who starts. Take the New Orleans Saints -10 over the Seattle Seahawks. Click on link for full breakdown below.
New York Jets Vs Indianapolis Colts -3: Pick Against the Spread & Link to Breakdown
The New York Jets and Rex Ryan travel to play the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Field. The Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning have had Ryan’s number over the years. Ryan is 1-5 against the Colts as a defensive coordinator and head coach.
Manning is a master at adjusting at the line of scrimmage and the complex defensive schemes of the New York Jets have had difficulty adjusting to Manning’s audibles in the past. Look for this to be a very tight game in the first half and then Manning will have a big second half and pull away. Take the Indianapolis Colts -10 over the New York Jets. Click on link below for a full breakdown.
Baltimore Ravens -2.5 Vs Kansas City Chiefs: Pick Against the Spread & Link to Breakdown
The Baltimore Ravens have been a mess on offense but their defense has been steady. The Ravens went through an adjustment in the secondary when Ed Reed returned but they are now hitting on all cylinders. Ed Reed led the NFL regular season in interceptions with eight.
The Kansas City Chiefs offense lives and dies by their potent running game. This will be a problem since the Baltimore Ravens are one of the best run stuffing defenses in the NFL. With the running game derailed, Matt Cassel will have difficulty getting the ball to his favorite receiver. Look for Reed to have another big game. Take the Baltimore ravens -2.5 over the Kansas City Chiefs. Click the link below for the full breakdown.
Green Bay Packers Vs Philadelphia Eagles -2.5: Pick Against the Spread & Link to Breakdown
This will be the best game of NFL Wild Card Playoff Weekend. This game is a rematch of a Week One match up in which the Green Bay Packers won 30-27 and knocked out the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Kevin Kolb. The game changed the course of the Philadelphia Eagles season when Michael Vick came in and electrified the crowd in Lincoln Field.
This game will play out much differently but it will still be a close game. The Green Bay Packers defense is much better than the Philadelphia Eagles and the two teams offenses are very similar. Michael Vick is the wild card in this game but in the end Aaron Rodgers will rule the day. Take the Green bay Packers +2.5 over the Philadelphia Eagles. Click the link below for a full breakdown.
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