Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Picks: 2013 Wild Card Playoffs, Day Two

Wild Card weekend continues, ladies and gentlemen. Two games today, and two more games tomorrow. At the time of this post, the Colts game will be going on, so hopefully you are all enjoying a terrific football game. But now we are going to look ahead to tomorrow, and talk about Wild Card day two in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Let’s get right to it.

GAME ONE: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS: Game one from Cincinnati Ohio. Andy Dalton and the Bengals, versus Philip Rivers and the Chargers. The Chargers come in hot, winning four out of their last five games to end the season. Both quarterbacks come in playing well, Rivers with six touchdowns and two interceptions, and Dalton with eight touchdowns and four interceptions in the last three games.

I figure these two teams fairly similar, so I go back to recent history. When these two teams met earlier, in San Diego, the Bengals topped the Chargers 17-10. Add that to the fact that the Bengals went 8-0 at home and that leads me to take the Bengals.

GAME TWO: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS: Two franchises with storied histories do battle in the final game of the weekend. The 49ers sport a 12-4 record, while the Packers come in with an 8-7-1 record. That record took a downturn without the availability of one Aaron Rodgers, who is now back. These teams, when healthy, are fairly equal in my opinion. Therefore, we go with the best player on the field, and the player who holds that distinction is Rodgers. So, take the Packers.

So the home teams hold serve in tomorrow’s games, in my view. Enjoy.

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