NFL Divisional Playoffs Predictions
1/10/2013 5:32:00 AM
This weekend The Loop has Two-fers from your favorite classic rock artists. So, before our picks (against the point spread) for this weekend’s NFL playoffs here are 2 final thoughts on Notre Dame getting four-leaf clobbered in the National Championship game.
1. Brian Kelly should work on his halftime speeches. “Maybe Alabama doesn’t come back for the 2nd half” doesn’t inspire quite like “Win just one for the Gipper”…
2. Its ridiculous how much attention Brent Musburger received for calling a hot girl, hot. And why should he or the network apologize for the way he did? If anybody is owed an apology it is Brett Favre. (Sorry, Bears fans). If not for Musburger once making this girl famous during this Florida State and Miami game…
Otherwise she might never have crossed paths with Brett Favre….or his junk.
Now on to the weekends NFL picks. (Final score predictions and * denotes which team would win for any of you fellow gamblers. “It’s not if they win or lose he said – it’s whether or not they beat the spread!”)
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos. Saturday at 3:30 pm CST (Broncos favored by 9.5)
Ray Lewis and the Ravens didn’t celebrate last week as if it was his last game played in Baltimore they eulogized his NFL career as if it was his last game ever. And it was.
Denver – 38 *
Baltimore – 17
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers. Saturday at 7:00 pm CST (49ers favored by 2.5)
Since Colin Kaepernick lit up the Bears in Week 11 the 49ers are 4-2 with him as a starter and have outscored their opponents only 152-139. Before the Bears game with Alex Smith at the helm, San Francisco was 6-2-1 with a points differential of +86. Don’t forget the 2005 NFL Draft when the 49ers selected Alex Smith #1 overall and Aaron Rodgers fell to 24th. Aaron certainly remembers.
Green Bay – 31*
San Francisco – 27
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons. Sunday at 12 noon CST (Falcons favored by 2.5)
It’s never a good thing when seemingly everybody is taking the underdog and Seattle is the fashionable pick. And as a former pregame/postgame host for the Falcons my rooting interest is with the home team. But I never bet with my heart.
Seattle – 27*
Atlanta – 14
Houston Texans at New England Patriots. Sunday at 3:30 pm CST (Patriots favored by 9)
The Texans and Falcons (see above) are about to find out what the '11 Packers, '10 Patriots, '08 Titans, '07 Patriots and the '05 Colts already learned…. Super Bowl champions aren’t crowned in October.
New England – 44*
Houston – 20
Good luck, my fellow degenerates. (Follow on Twitter @ZakkRadio)