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2014 NFL Playoffs – Round 1 (Wild Card)

Saturday – January 4th – 4:30 p.m. ET

Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts

Ed’s Pick:


Saturday – January 4th – 8:00 p.m. ET

New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles

Ed’s Pick:


Sunday – January 5th – 1:00 p.m. ET

San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Ed’s Pick:


Sunday – January 5th – 4:30 p.m. ET

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers

Ed’s Pick:


NFL Playoff picks for Divisional Round

Only eight teams are left standing, and after Sunday, there will be four. So who makes the cut?

The action kicks off later today with the Broncos hosting the Ravens in cold Denver. My pick, Denver. Yes Denver might score less than normal, but so will the Ravens, and that spells doom for Baltimore.

Game of the weekend? The Niners hosting the Pack. Such a tough call here. I have been going back and forth on this one. But, I am sticking with my original pick, the Niners, although I will be rooting against them.

Sunday sees the Falcons host the Seahwaks. Another very tough choice. I can see it go either way, but Seattle is hot right now, and the Falcons have yet to prove they can win in the post season.

Lastly, the Pats will destroy the Texans. I wish it was going to be different, but I do not see it.


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NFL Playoffs- Texans nip Bengals, Pack rolls over Vikings

The Houston Texans barely escaped at home Saturday, eeking out a 19-13 win. Bengals QB Andy Dalton just missed a TD connection with wideout A.J. Green late in the game that would have given Cincy the lead.

 J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and theHouston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.

Matt Schaub made his first postseason start a successful one when Foster’s 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter helped the Texans to a 19-13 AFC wild-card win over the Bengals on Saturday.

“The whole stadium knew we had to line up and run the ball and boy, he was at his best there at the end,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s become a fine, fine player, and it just seems like the bigger it gets, the better Arian gets.”

Now comes the big test.

The Texans (13-4) move on to the second round on Jan. 13, when they visit the New England Patriots, who beat them 42-14 in Week 14. This time they’re 9 1/2-point underdogs.

Houston will be lucky if they do not get blown out against the Pats.

Green Bay smacks down Vikes, will meet Niners next weekend

Deep on offense and scary-good on defense, the Green Bay Packerswere way too much for the Minnesota Vikings.

Maybe everyone else in the NFC, too.

Aaron RodgersCharles Woodson and the Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they’re at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.

“Our defense played great,” Rodgers said. “Our defense tonight played at a championship level and that’s what you need in the playoffs.”

The Pack/Niners should be an awesome game, very close and high scoring.


Dougs NFL picks Week 15

Here we go

Eagles over Bengals

Bears over Packers

Texans over Colts

Ravens over Broncos

Dolphins over Jags

Skins over Browns

Rams over Vikes

Bucs over Saints

Giants over Falcons

Lions over Cards

Chargers over Panthers

Seahawks over Bills

Raiders over Chiefs

Steelers over Cowboys

Pats over Niners

Jets over Titans

Season 133-74

Week 14 11-5

Week 13 10-6 Bleh!

Week 12 8-8!

Week 11 14-0! WAHOO!

Week 10 10-4

Week 9 11-3

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Doug’s NFL picks Week 12

Well after my perfect week last week, did I mention I was PERFECT, you can call me the 1972 Dolphins!

Lions over Texans

Cowboys over Redskins

Pats over Jets

Colts over Bills

Titans over Jags

Bengals over Raiders

Steelers over Browns

Broncos over Chiefs

Dolphins over Seahawks

Bucs over Falcons

Bears over Vikes

Cards over Rams

Chargers over Ravens

Saints over Niners

Giants over packers

Eagles over Panthers

Season 104-55

Week 11 14-0! WAHOO!

Week 10 10-4

Week 9 11-3

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Doug’s NFL picks Week 11

Buffalo over Miami

Packers over Lions

Falcons over Cards

Skins over Eagles

Broncos over Chargers

Cowboys over Browns 

Bucs over Panthers

Jets over Rams

Bengals over Chiefs

Texans over Jags

Saints over Raiders

Pats over Colts 

Ravens over Steelers 

Niners over Bears

Season 90-55

Week 10 10-4

Week 9 11-3

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Dougs NFL picks week 7

Niners Slap Seahwaks

Bills Bash Titans

Panthers Pounce on Cowboys

Texans Topple Ravens

Browns Best Colts

Vikes Victimize Cards

Giants Dwarf Skins

Pack Roast Rams

Saints Swamp Tampa Bay

Pats Paste Jets

Raiders Rout Jags

Steelers Slap Bengals

Bears Maul Lions

Season 53-37

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Seahawks, incompetent refs best Packers 14-12 Troglopundit hardest hit

I feel bad for Lance Burri and his fellow cheeseheads, this was the worst call I have ever seen, and the NFL is making it worse by defending it as a correct call

NEW YORK — The NFL has upheld the Seahawks’ 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.

The league said in a statement Tuesday that Seattle’s last-second touchdown pass should not have been overturned.

The NFL says Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch, which would have clinched a Packers victory, but that cannot be reviewed by instant replay.

Wow, is the NFL seeking to catch up with NBA refs in incompetence?

Doug’s NFL picks Week 2


I edged Ed last week, going 11-5, and this week’s picks are as follow

Packers over Bears {Thursday Night}

Chiefs over Bills

Bengals over Browns

Vikes over Colts

Saints over Panthers

Texans over Jags

Raiders over Dolphins

Pats over Cards

Giants over Bucs

Ravens over Eagles

Skins over rams

Cowboys over Seahawks

Steelers over Jets

Chargers over Titans

Niners over Lions {Sunday Night}

Flacons over Broncos {Monday Night}

Also since I will be in Colorado from the 15th to the 24th I will be posting my week 3 picks in the next day or two


NFL season kicks off shortly

The greatness of college football returned last week and this week, it is NFL time! Here are my picks and predictions for the eight division winners 

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

AFC East-Pats      NFC East- Cowboys

AFC North- Steelers    NFC North- Packers

AFC South- Texans      NFC South- Saints

AFC West- Chargers     NFC West- Niners

Week one picks, and yes, I am throwing down the challenge to all comers, ESPECIALLY you Ed Daley. Lets see who can pick more winners!

Giants over Cowboys 

Bears over Colts

Eagles over Browns

Titans over Pats

Falcons over Chiefs

Vikings over Jaguars

Saints over Redskins

Jets over Bills

Lions over Rams

Texans over Dolphins

Packers over Niners

Cardinals over Seahawks

Bucs over Panthers

Steelers over Broncos

Ravens over Bengals

Chargers over Raiders

Packers Play Like Drooling Meth Addicts, Lose To Giants In Divisional Playoff Game

New York Giants Beat Green Bay Packers At Lambeau Field, Head To San Francisco For NFC Championship Game – New York Daily News

The Giants walked off their own field in early December knowing they were good enough to beat the Green Bay Packers.

On Sunday night, at frigid Lambeau Field, they proved to the world they were right.

For the second time in four years, the Giants braved the frozen tundra and did what many thought was impossible and knocked the Packers out of the playoffs. And this time they didn’t need overtime or any late-game heroics to beat the Packers 37-20 in an NFC divisional playoff game.


Now the Giants (11-7), who were on the brink of an epic collapse less than a month ago, are now headed back to the NFC championship game for the first time since 2008. They’ll face the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers (14-3) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Sunday night with a berth in Super Bowl XLVI on the line.

For the Giants, that will also be the next stop on their “Revenge Tour.” They lost to the 49ers in San Francisco, 27-20 back on Nov. 13 when a would-be, game-tying touchdown pass from Manning was batted down at the line of scrimmage in the final seconds of that game.

The first stop on their “Revenge Tour” couldn’t have gone better. Just like they did in their 38-35 loss to the Packers back on Dec. 4, the Giants had little trouble moving the ball and scoring on the Green Bay defense. Despite windchills in the teens, Manning completed 21 passes for 33 yards.

That included 7 catchers for 165 yards from Hakeem Nicks, who made the biggest catch of the game on the final play of the first half – a leaping, 37-yard touchdown catch that he pinned against his helmet on a Hail Mary pass.

The way the Giants’ revived defense was playing, that was more than enough. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (26 for 46, 264 yards, 2 TDs, INT) looked rusty after not playing for three weeks and he wasn’t helped by his butterfingered receivers. Even late in the game when it looked like he got into a groove, the Giants found a way to stop him – like at the start of the fourth quarter when the Packers went for it a fourth down from the Giants’ 39, but were stopped when Michael Boley got his second sack of the game.

The Giants’ defense put the final exclamation point on the game with about seven minutes remaining, when safety Kenny Phillips knocked the ball out of Packers running back Ryan Grant’s hands and linebacker Chase Blackburn returned the fumble to the Green Bay 4. On the next play, Manning hit Mario Manningham with a 4-yard touchdown pass that put the Giants up 30-13 and put the game away.

The Giants always knew they could score on the Packers, and they struck first early in the game. After the teams opened by trading field goals, Manning found Hakeem Nicks on a crossing route near the middle of the field, and Nicks just bounced off Packers safety Charlie Peprah. He took off from there for a 66-yard touchdown that gave the Giants an early 10-3 lead.

They had a chance to build on that too, a few minutes later, when it appeared that Packers receiver Greg Jennings fumbled deep in Giants territory. But the officials ruled he was down before he fumbled, and despite a replay that seemed to show he wasn’t, referee Bill Leavy upheld the call after a review.

That opened the door for the Packers, who tied the game on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to fullback John Kuhn. They tried to build on that momentum by trying a surprise onside kick, but the Giants recovered down at the Packers 41. But the Giants blew that opportunity when Lawrence Tynes’ 40-yard field goal attempt was blocked.

They would get another one, though. After Manning was intercepted in the second quarter by safety Morgan Burnett, the Packers gave the ball back four plays later on a Kuhn fumble. That allowed the Giants to add another Tynes field goal for a 13-10 lead.

It was the end of the first half, though, where they finally took control. A third-down sack by Giants linebacker Michael Boley got the Giants the ball back with 41 seconds to go. Then on 3rd-and-1, Ahmad Bradshaw took off on a long, side-to-side, 23-yard run and got out of bounds with six seconds to go.

Then, instead of trying a 54-yard field goal, the Giants went for the Hail Mary instead. And it worked. Manning heaved a 37-yard pass into the end zone where Nicks made a leaping, David Tyree-like catch, pinning the ball against his facemask for a touchdown to give the Giants a stunning, 20-10 lead.

They kept the pressure on at the start of the second half, too, getting a strip-sack by Osi Umenyiora at the end of the Packers’ opening drive. And even when the Packers’ offense seemed to find its groove, the Giants defense held them out of the end zone. The Packers did get a 35-yard field goal from Crosby late in the third quarter, though, which kept them within a touchdown, 20-13, at the start of the fourth.

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How are we going to tolerate the Burri boys for the next two weeks?

Steve and Lance are Packer fans, Cheese Heads, you know good guys with questionable taste in football teams, and head gear. But, as much as I like these two, I am not looking forward to their big heads the next two weeks. And, as bad as their boasting will be, can you imagine how bad they will be after the Steelers punk the Packers? Maybe Lance and Steve could buy a Troy Polamalu wig and wear them? Hmmmm, here is a picture or two for the Burri boys to ponder, and, I guess a bit of Rule 5 for the ladies

Packers Defeat Bears 21-14 For NFC Title

Packers Defeat Bears 21-14 For NFC Title – Chicago Sun-Times

The Bears-Packers NFC Championship was supposed to be this city’s “biggest game ever.” For three quarters, it was looking more like “biggest loser.” Then, third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie replaced Todd Collins, who replaced the injured Jay Cutler, and ignited the Bears in a riveting fourth quarter.

After a slip on the turf on the opening kickoff, the Packers found their traction quickly. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Greg Jennings on consecutive plays for 21- and 26-yard gains. The Packers quickly pushed it down field and Rodgers ran it in from the 1-yard line for the first score of the game. The Packers drove 84 yards on 7 plays to take a 7-0 lead. Rodgers was 4-for-4 passing for 76 yards on the opening drive.

The Bears moved the ball on their opening series, the big play coming on a 22-yard pass completion from Jay Cutler to Matt Forte. The Bears drive, however, stalled at the Packers’ 34 when Cutler sailed one over the head of a wide-open Devinn Hester.

The Packers were right back at it gaining large chunks of yardage on their second series, but the Bears’ defense finally stiffened, forcing the Packers to punt from their own 47. The Packers kicked it right down the middle of the field to Devin Hester, but good coverage stopped the electrifying Hester with only a three-yard gain.

After stopping the Packers offense on two consecutive series, the Bears defense went back to their porous ways in the second quarter. The Packers got their running game going, opening up huge holes for James Starks, who capped a 56-yard, 5-play drive with a four-yard TD run to put the Packers ahead 14-0 early in the second quarter.

The Bears came right back and moved the ball into Packers’ territory, but a crucial holding penalty by Chester Taylor on a 13-yard pass play to Rashied Davis put them in a hole. The Bears failed to convert on 3rd-and-12 and opted to punt instead of kicking a 49-yard field goal. When Brad Maynard booted the ballinto the endzone, the Bears came away with a net gain of 11 yards.

The Packers quickly pushed the ball back into Bears territory, with Starks and Rodgers having huge runs. But on a 3rd-and-1, the Bears defense stopped the Packers at the 36, forcing them to punt.

The Bears came up with a lucky turnover just before the half when Lance Briggs literally picked one off the shoe tops of Packers receiver Donald Driver. It look like the Bears had their break. Cutler found Hester across the middle for 17 yards. On the next play, he threw deep to Johnny Knox, but Sam Shields picked it off near the Packers’ goal line and the half ended with Green Bay ahead 14-0.

Cutler injured his knee on the interception before halftime and had to leave the game in the third quarter. Seldom-used Todd Collins replaced him.

The Packers picked up where they left off in the first half, moving the ball downfield. Just when it looked like Rodgers might punch in another touchdown, Brian Urlacher picked off the Packers quarterback and returned it to midfield where Rodgers made a TD-saving tackle.

After Collins failed to move the Bears on two series, he was replaced by Caleb Hanie. Because the bears used their third quarterback, that meant neither Cutler nor Collins could return.

Hanie sparked the Bears offense as the fourth quarter started. He completed a 32-yard pass to Knox who went out of bounds at the 1. Then Chester Taylor ran it in to close the gap to 14-7.

The Bears defense held the Psackers on their next series and got the ball back.

Just as Hanie seemed to be getting comfortable, he threw a pass deep in Bears’ territory intended for Matt Forte, but 348-pound lineman B.J. Raji intercepted and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown to put the Packers up 21-7.

Hanie came right back, though, and led the Bears on a 4-play, 60 yard touchdown drive to make it 21-14. Hanie hit Earl Bennett for 35 yards on the scoring pass with just over 4 minutes to play.

The Bears held the Packers on three downs and got the ball back with about 3 minutes to go.

They methodically moved the ball into Packers’ territory. Facing a fourth-and-1 and the end of their season, they converted with Taylor getting four yards. But faced with another fourth down, Hanie tried to hit Knox across the middle, but Shields made his second pick near the 10-yard line to end it. The Packers ran out the clock.

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Ed’s NFL Playoffs Round 3 Picks


New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers


Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears – Packers

— Divisional Picks —


Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers

New York Jets @ New England Patriots – Patriots


Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons – Packers

Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears – Bears

— Wildcard Picks —


New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts

Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs – Ravens


New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – Saints

Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles – Packers


— Week 17 Picks —

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns – Steelers
Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions – Lions
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots – Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets – Jets
San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – Chargers
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans – Texans
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles – Eagles
Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers – 49ers
New York Giants @ Washington Redskins – Giants
St. Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks

— Week 16 Picks —

Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals – Cowboys
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills – Patriots
New York Jets @ Chicago Bears – Jets
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns – Ravens
Washington Redskins @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Redskins
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Detroit Lions @ Miami Dolphins – Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams – Rams
San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals – Chargers
Houston Texans @ Denver Broncos – Texans
Indianapolis Colts @ Oakland Raiders – Colts
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
Seattle Seahawks @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles – Eagles

— Week 15 Picks —

San Francisco 49ers @ San Diego Chargers – Chargers
New Orleans Saints @ Baltimore Ravens – Saints
Arizona Cardinals @ Carolina Panthers – Cardinals
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals – Browns
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins – Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants – Eagles
Kansas City Chiefs @ St. Louis Rams – Chiefs
Detroit Lions @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans – Titans
Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks – Falcons
Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders – Raiders
New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Green Bay Packers @ New England Patriots – Patriots
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings – Bears

— Week 14 Picks —

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans – Colts
Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills – Browns
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers – Falcons
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions – Packers
Oakland Raiders @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Redskins – Buccaneers
St. Louis Rams @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers – 49ers
Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – Broncos
New England Patriots @ Chicago Bears – Patriots
Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets – Jets
Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers – Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys – Eagles
New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings – Giants
Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans – Ravens

— Week 13 Picks —

Houston Texans @ Philadelphia Eagles – Eagles
New Orleans Saints @ Cincinnati Bengals – Saints
Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions – Bears
San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Cleveland Browns @ Miami Dolphins – Dolphins
Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings – Bills
Washington Redskins @ New York Giants – Giants
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans – Jaguars
Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers – Chargers
St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals – Rams
Dallas Cowboys @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Carolina Panthers @ Seattle Seahawks – Panthers
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Falcons
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – Steelers
New York Jets @ New England Patriots – Patriots

— Week 12 Picks —

New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions – Patriots
New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys – Saints
Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets – Jets
Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills – Steelers
Carolina Panthers @ Cleveland Browns – Browns
Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans – Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars @ New York Giants – Giants
Minnesota Vikings @ Washington Redskins – Vikings
Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders – Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs @ Seattle Seahawks – Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears – Eagles
St. Louis Rams @ Denver Broncos – Broncos
San Diego Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals – 49ers

— Week 11 Picks —

Chicago Bears @ Miami Dolphins – Bears
Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers – Ravens
Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals – Bengals
Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys
Cleveland Browns @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Browns
Arizona Cardinals @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings – Packers
Houston Texans @ New York Jets – Jets
Oakland Raiders @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans – Titans
Seattle Seahawks @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Francisco 49ers – Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons @ St. Louis Rams – Falcons
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots – Patriots
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles – Eagles
Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers –Chargers

— Week 10 Picks —

Baltimore Ravens @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Detroit Lions @ Buffalo Bills – Lions
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears – Vikings
New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns – Jets
Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Texans
Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins – Titans
Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos – Broncos
Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals – Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants – Giants
St. Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ers – 49ers
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins – Eagles

— Week 9 Picks —

New York Jets @ Detroit Lions – Jets
Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
New England Patriots @ Cleveland Browns – Patriots
San Diego Chargers @ Houston Texans – Chargers
Chicago Bears @ Buffalo Bills – Bears
Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers – Saints
New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks – Giants
Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles – Colts
Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders – Chiefs
Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals – Steelers

— Week 8 Picks —

Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers – 49ers
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Dallas Cowboys – Cowboys
Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals – Dolphins
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Washington Redskins @ Detroit Lions – Lions
Carolina Panthers @ St. Louis Rams – Rams
Green Bay Packers @ New York Jets – Jets
Tennessee Titans @ San Diego Chargers – Titans
Minnesota Vikings @ New England Patriots – Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals – Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks @ Oakland Raiders – Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers @ New Orleans Saints – Steelers
Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts

— Week 7 Picks —

Cincinnati Bengals @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Miami Dolphins – Steelers
Buffalo Bills @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Cleveland Browns @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears – Redskins
San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers – 49ers
St. Louis Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Rams
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tennessee Titans – Titans
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks
New England Patriots @ San Diego Chargers – Patriots
Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos – Raiders
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – Giants

— Week 6 Picks —

Miami Dolphins @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
San Diego Chargers @ St. Louis Rams – Chargers
Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots – Ravens
Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans – Chiefs
Detroit Lions @ New York Giants – Giants
Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia Eagles – Falcons
Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears – Bears
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Saints
New York Jets @ Denver Broncos – Jets
Oakland Raiders @ San Francisco 49ers – Raiders
Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Indianapolis Colts @ Washington Redskins – Colts
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Titans

— Week 5 Picks —

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills – Jaguars
Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins – Packers
St. Louis Rams @ Detroit Lions – Rams
Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers – Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cincinnati Bengals – Bengals
Atlanta Falcons @ Cleveland Browns – Falcons
New York Giants @ Houston Texans – Texans
New Orleans Saints @ Arizona Cardinals – Saints
Tennessee Titans @ Dallas Cowboys – Titans
San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders – Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers – Eagles
Minnesota Vikings @ New York Jets – Jets

— Week 4 Picks —

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills – Jets
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns – Bengals
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans – Titans
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
San Francisco 49ers @ Atlanta Falcons – Falcons
Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams – Seahawks
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Colts
Houston Texans @ Oakland Raiders – Texans
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles – –Eagles
Arizona Cardinals @ San Diego Chargers – Chargers
Chicago Bears @ New York Giants – Bears
New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins – Dolphins

— Week 3 Picks —

San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs
Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants – Titans
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Steelers
Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens
Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots – Patriots
Cincinnati Bengals @ Carolina Panthers – Bengals
Dallas Cowboys @ Houston Texans – Texans
Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams – Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Eagles
San Diego Chargers @ Seattle Seahawks – Chargers
Oakland Raiders @ Arizona Cardinals – Raiders
Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos – Colts
New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins – Dolphins
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears – Packers

— Week 2 Picks —

Buffalo Bills @ Green Bay Packers – Packers
Miami Dolphins @ Minnesota Vikings – Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns – Browns
Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys – Bears
Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons – Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers – Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions – Eagles
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals – Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee Titans – Steelers
Seattle Seahawks @ Denver Broncos – Broncos
Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Diego Chargers – Chargers
St. Louis Rams @ Oakland Raiders – Raiders
Houston Texans @ Washington Redskins – Texans
New England Patriots @ New York Jets – Patriots
New York Giants @ Indianapolis Colts – Colts
New Orleans Saints @ San Francisco 49ers – Saints

— Week 1 Picks —

Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints – Saints
Atlanta Falcons @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers
Denver Broncos @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Jaguars
Cleveland Browns @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears – Bears
Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills – Dolphins
Oakland Raiders @ Tennessee Titans – Titans
Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots – Patriots
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans – Colts
Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants – Giants
Arizona Cardinals @ St. Louis Rams – Cardinals
Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles – Packers
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins – Cowboys
Baltimore Ravens @ New York Jets – Jets
San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs – Chargers

Rodgers, Packers Pick Apart Falcons

Rodgers, Packers Pick Apart Falcons – Washington Post

The Green Bay Packers got a virtuoso passing performance by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and more major contributions on defense by cornerback Tramon Williams. And they, not the Atlanta Falcons, played like a dominant team Saturday night at the Georgia Dome.

The Packers beat the Falcons with relative ease, 48-21, in a conference semifinal here to advance to next weekend’s NFC championship game.

Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns in a breathtaking showing that further justified the Packers’ decision to make him their starter and oust legendary quarterback Brett Favre, against Favre’s wishes, in the summer of 2008. Rodgers didn’t throw an interception and also ran for a touchdown, then gave way in the final minutes to backup Matt Flynn.

The sixth-seeded Packers, who needed a win on the final Sunday of the regular season to secure the NFC’s last wild-card playoff spot, scored 35 consecutive points after the Falcons grabbed a 14-7 lead on Eric Weems’s second-quarter touchdown on a kickoff return.

Williams, who had a late interception to seal the Packers’ first-round playoff triumph at Philadelphia, added two more interceptions Saturday of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, the second of which he returned for a touchdown as time expired in the first half. Fullback John Kuhn had one touchdown run and one touchdown catch for the Packers. Rodgers also had touchdown passes to wide receivers Jordy Nelson and James Jones.

Place kicker Mason Crosby provided a pair of fourth-quarter field goals in what was, by then, a rapidly emptying stadium. The Packers will play at either Chicago or Seattle in the NFC title game, depending on the outcome of Sunday’s Bears-Seahawks game at Soldier Field.

The Falcons were the NFC’s top playoff seed after going 13-3 during the regular season. But they unraveled Saturday after starting the game solidly, crafting an early lead on a touchdown run by tailback Michael Turner and Weems’s kickoff return. Ryan threw a six-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Roddy White in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. But it was far too little, far too late.

The Packers were coming off a road triumph over the third-seeded Eagles. That win meant there wouldn’t be a return to Atlanta this postseason by Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to face his original NFL team. It also established the Packers as an extremely dangerous team in these playoffs, given that they’d gotten some effective running by rookie tailback James Starks to complement the passing of Rodgers.

The Falcons went 7-1 at home during the regular season, with the only loss coming to the New Orleans Saints in their next-to-last game of the season. That forced the Falcons to beat the Carolina Panthers in the regular season finale to wrap up the conference’s top seed. They defeated the Packers at the Georgia Dome during the regular season, but were short-handed in the secondary Saturday against Rodgers because cornerback Brian Williams was on the inactive list due to a knee injury.

It didn’t take the offenses long to get going. The Falcons took the lead on their second possession of the night. Coach Mike Smith left his offense on the field for a fourth-and-one gamble from the Green Bay 13-yard line, perhaps sensing this wasn’t the sort of game in which field goals would be sufficient to win. The Falcons got the first down on a one-yard run by fullback Ovie Mughelli, and on the next play Turner weaved his way around defenders for a 12-yard touchdown dash.

But Rodgers was on target from the outset, and the Packers had a swift reply. Rodgers’s passing took the Packers down the field, and he zipped a six-yard throw to Nelson for the touchdown.

Weems caught the ensuing kickoff in his end zone, sprinted straight up the middle of the field, eluded Crosby with a fake to the left and a sharp cut to the right and outraced everyone else in pursuit for a 102-yard touchdown. But Rodgers and the Packers were just getting started. Rodgers took the Packers 92 yards for a touchdown, ending with Kuhn’s one-yard run.

The Falcons squandered a scoring chance when Ryan threw an end-zone interception to Tramon Williams, and Jones outjumped Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes to catch Rodgers’s 20-yard touchdown lob 42 seconds before halftime. That capped Rodgers’s 18-for-21, 234-yard, two-touchdown passing show in the first half.

The Packers weren’t finished, however. Ryan, trying to get the Falcons down the field in a hurry, rolled to his left and threw a pass toward his favorite receiving target, White, along the sideline. But Williams cut in front of White and grabbed the pass, then raced 70 yards to the opposite end zone with no time on the clock. That quickly, the Packers had a two-touchdown lead at the intermission.

They made it 28 straight points – and a 21-point advantage – in the third quarter when Rodgers improvised for a touchdown on a seven-yard scramble. The Packers got the ball back and made it a 42-14 game on Rodgers’s seven-yard touchdown pass to Kuhn.

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Ed Picks The Top Ten Super Bowls So Far

1. Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23


Notes: Most important aspects of this game.
* Steelers’ record-breaking, sixth Super Bowl win.
* Cardinals’ first championship game appearance since 1947.
* Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner’s pass-completion percentages of 70 and 72 respectively.
* Linebacker James Harrison’s record-breaking, 100-yard interception return for a touchdown as time expired at the half.
* Larry Fitzgerald’s dramatic, 64-yard, catch-and-run touchdown to give the Cardinals their first lead of the game with only 2:37 left in the 4th quarter.
* Steelers’ eight-play, 78-yard drive, culminating in the most remarkable, game-winning, tightrope catch in Super Bowl history by Santonio Holmes.

2. Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants 17, New England 14


3. Super Bowl XXXVIII – New England 32, Carolina 29


4. Super Bowl XXXII – Denver 31, Green Bay 24


5. Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31


6. Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16


7. Super Bowl XXXVI – New England 20, St. Louis 17


8. Super Bowl XXV – New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19


9. Super Bowl X – Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17


10. Super Bowl XXXIV – St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16



A. Super Bowl III – New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7


B. Superbowl XXX – Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17