It’s time for the quarterfinals in the playoffs, which means it is time for my predictions. After last week’s Denver upset, who knows what can happen? All I can do is guess, with reason of course.
Saints at 49ers: I’m going with Drew Brees and the unstoppable Saints here. The cause for concern is that a usual dome team is playing outdoors in San Francisco. Also, the 49er defense is one of the toughest in the league. However, there is no sign that this Saints offense is slowing down now.
Broncos at Patriots: Should I have the nerve to doubt Tim Tebow and the Broncos? Simple answer is yes. The Broncos looked great against Pittsburgh, but a visit to New England against the tandem of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be too much to handle. Not to mention, Josh McDaniels is rejoining New England, and he gets to face the quarterback that he drafted in Denver. Tasty matchup.
Texans at Ravens: This just feels like the Ravens’ year. If there’s anytime for Joe Flacco to step up and lead his team to a Super Bowl, it’s now. While TJ Yates has been a solid replacement at quarterback for Houston, I don’t see him providing enough offense against a stingy Ravens defense. This one may be a close call though.
Giants at Packers: Alright everyone, let’s jump on the Giants bandwagon. We’ve seen this one before: Giants stumble into the playoffs and somehow muster enough magic to score some upsets. Remember, they were the team to put an end to the Patriots’ quest for a 19-0 season and a Super Bowl. Not this time around. The Packers are unreal, and Aaron Rodgers looks better than ever. So does the rest of the team. And at home? Packers win…cheeseheads unite.
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By: Brandon Klein
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