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Obligatory NFL Divisonal Round picks column


(Let’s hope this year’s Packers v Cowboys game is as entertaining as the one from 2015)


New England over Houston 34-10: Easiest money for the weekend. Patriots not only win easily at home, they probably cover a historically large spread too against the worst team to ever win a playoff game. Make it 7 straight AFC title games for Brady and the Patriots.


Kansas City over Pittsburgh 24-18: Kansas City finally gets over their home playoff hump and keeps Pittsburgh at bay. Their defense/special teams are just too opportunistic. I expect this to be visible as Big Ben has struggled away from Heinz Field this year. Costly turnovers haunt the Steelers in this one as Smith game manages his way to another title game.


Atlanta over Seattle 35-31: The team that kicks the field goal always loses. This time, it’s Seattle. Their offense just won’t be able to keep up and overcome the defensive loss of Earl Thomas. Ryan will finally get over the hump and win a game he’s supposed to at home in the playoffs.  Quinn and Shanahan should have a great gameplan in place for this one and barring a Dan Quinn game mismanagement, Atlanta will move on.


Dallas over Green Bay 31-30: Dalla is going to have to put up points and lots of them to win this one. Green Bay is hot but without Jordy, Rodgers has classically struggled. This is a little factor but I’m going to go out on a limb and say Mike Mccarthy has his Grady Little moment in this one. He will leave that one point on the board somewhere whether it’s an ill advised fourth down attempt or bad play calling deep in his own end. He will be the goat in this one as Dallas survives and advances.

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The Patriots now Have Their Order of Execution List

The Patriots now Have Their Order of Execution List

The schedule was finally released last night for the 2014 NFL season and I did not win any money in any of the contests predicting the schedules I entered. Surprise Surprise. Draft isn’t for another two weeks but let’s try and see how the Pats will fair with this set up.

Right off the bat, they get tested with a 1pm game in the hot and humid Miami weather. Will be a really tough test as both teams have improved dramatically. Edge Pats but would not surprise me one bit if they started 0-1 and we have to start the first week talking people off the top of the Tobin Bridge.

Going to Buffalo then coming home for a Thursday Jets game will be tough. Easy trap game in Buffalo depending on how the teams are playing at the time. Sets up a nice 10 day break before hosting the Bears which will be fantastic. Still, I am a firm believer that Thursday night games should be reserved for teams coming off BYE weeks.

Going to Green Bay then turning around and going to San Diego is pretty rough but it could be a lot worse. At least they are following up a trip to cold Green Bay with some sunshine the week after.

My prediction for the season is what it always is. 13-3 with a loss to a division rival (Week 1 @Miami) a loss to an out of conference foe (@Green Bay) and then a loss to a team that won their divison the year before like Denver or maybe even KC.

September 7th can’t come soon enough!