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Saturday, January 11, 2014

NFL Playoffs 2013-14, Round 2

Well that wasn't good. Good to watch, but not good for my picks. 1-3 picking winners, 0-2-2 against the spread.

Round 2
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks, Seattle favored by 7.5. The Saints answered some questions last week, but I still only half trust them on the road. In today's rain, against a great pass defense I don't expect them to be able to score a lot, while Seattle's run game should be quite good. Seahawks 27, Saints 17.

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots, New England favored by 7. The Colts looked awful in the 1H of last week, great in the 2H. Don't read too much into either one, they're a somewhat above average team. The Pats have some issues, but were never blown out, and were perfect at home. Also, another game in the weather where the road team is used to playing indoors. Then again, almost all of the their games were super close, expect another close one. Patriots 27, Colts 21.

San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers, SF favored by 1. The 49ers are looking good, I definitely give them a real shot at winning it all this year. I also really like the Panthers' defense. Newton still has a ways to go, but this could be when it happens. Also, SF is a West Coast team playing at 1pm on the East Coast, that probably counts for something. Panthers 20, 49ers 17.

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos, Denver favored by 9.5. Denver has to be the favorite to win the SB. However, given Manning's history, and that San Diego did the best job of anyone holding down the Denver offense, and Rivers, this will be close, and definitely could go either way. Broncos 27, Chargers 21.


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