Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates a touchdown run with Seattle Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini (68) during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Picks: Divisional Playoff Saturday


It’s time for the playoffs to resume, so it’s time to make the picks.  The “Road to MetLife Stadium” continues……..

Well, it didn’t go so well last week, as I was swept. That’s right, I went 0-4 over Wild Card weekend. The games were fun to watch, but not so much fun for my playoff record. Hopefully, it will go better this weekend, so let’s get right to it. Today will be the Saturday picks, and tomorrow, the Sunday picks.  Who takes the next step toward MetLife Stadium?

GAME ONE: NEW ORLEANS AT SEATTLE:

Game one is in Seattle, as the Seahawks come off their bye week to face the Saints. Fresh off the win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the high-powered Saints’ offense is ready to take on the stout defense of the Seahawks. So, who comes out on top here?

The weather is talking about rain for Saturday during the game, which will not help Drew Brees and his passing attack. They are a very different team on the road, they have a difficult time getting the ball vertical when on the road. Add Marshawn Lynch, Percy Harvin, and the 12th man, and I believe the end of the road for the Saints is here. Take the Seahawks.

GAME TWO: INDIANAPOLIS AT NEW ENGLAND:

Andrew Luck and company, fresh off of their come from behind win over the Chiefs, head up to Foxborough to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

It’s been a long time since the Patriots have made a serious run at a championship. It seems odd, because you are always close to a title when Tom Brady is on your side, as much as I hate to utter those words. No matter who is catching his passes, he makes them better. At one point, the only experienced wide receiver Tom had was Julian Edelman, and the Patriots still won games. Credit goes to #12.

But, the problem is, the Patriots play no defense. They haven’t in quite some time. They are without Vince Wilfork, which as we all know is a huge loss to them. And this Patriots’ defense can be thrown on. There is rain in the forecast for New England, with wind, which may curtail the passing game a bit.

However, I think that the Colts will be riding high off of the comeback, and will not have a let down. The Colts edge this one out, and are the cinderella team that makes it to the title game. Take the Colts.

There you have it folks. The Colts and the Seahawks are our choices for Divisional Playoff Saturday. Enjoy the games.

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  • Matt

    I will agree with the Seahawks upsetting the Saints but I must disagree with game 2. I believe the Patriots will knock off the Colts. Barely won against Kansas City and Tom Brady will not lose to the newer QB to the league. Just my opinion. Thanks

    • Alan Schechter

      No worries, man. It’s all about opinions here. Thanks for stopping by.