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My NFL Divisional Round Playoff Predictions

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Now that I have predicted the first round, let’s get the divisional playoffs out of the way.

AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

#1 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. #5 Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore vs. PittsburghAn AFC North match up will prove to be a gritty, tough battle. These teams hate each other, and have a huge rivalry. Pittsburgh will be injured, mostly because of their style of play. Although, when it comes down to it, the Steelers are the most clutch team in the league. Baltimore will play to their strength, which is their defense. This game should be decided by which running game can break through the opposing defense. Believe it or not, I believe that Baltimore will find a way to break through the Pittsburgh defense in the final minutes.

Prediction: 17-14, Ravens

#2 Indianapolis Colts vs. #3 San Diego Chargers

Colts vs. ChargersThis a rematch of a playoff game of the past couple years. This Chargers team may be the best yet, and their defense is stronger than before. QB Philip Rivers may also be reaching his peak, and the combination of RBs LaDanian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles will be a lot to handle. The Indianapolis defense always seems to pick up their play in the playoffs, and they still have QB Peyton Manning. This game could quite possibly be decided by the more efficient offense, and it looks to be San Diego’s time.

Prediction: 35-28, Chargers

NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

#1 Philadelphia Eagles vs. #4 Arizona Cardinals

Eagles vs. CardinalsThis match up is a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game. The Eagles have a much stronger offense now, and will be explosive. While their defense appears weaker, the secondary should now know what to expect from the Cardinals. Arizona also has an explosive offense, but their defense could be their downfall. With so many weapons on offense, Philadelphia will not be denied.

Prediction: 24-14, Eagles

#2 Minnesota Vikings vs. #3 Atlanta Falcons

Falcons vs. VikingsThe Vikings have the most explosive running back in football, Adrian Peterson. Not to mention, the Vikings have a future Hall of Famer at quarterback now, in Brett Favre. The Falcons also have a much celebrated offense. RB Michael Turner has now been recognized as one of the best backs in football, and QB Matt Ryan now has weapons all over the field. This game will be decided by which defense breaks first, and Atlanta’s defensive line just doesn’t appear ready to clog the holes to shut down RB Adrian Peterson.

Prediction: 24-17, Vikings

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  1. Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

    Tnelson

    September 30, 2009 at 11:04 PM

  2. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Bill Bartmann

    October 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM


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