Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wild Card Round game picks

I finished the regular season with a strong 13-3 showing in Week 17, and will now be moving on to playoff picks.

Last week's record:13-3
Season record: 173-83 (67.6%)

Bengals over Jets — Both teams have Top 10 defenses, so I'm going to go with the team that has the better and more experienced offense. I like Carson Palmer in the frigid cold over sunny California native (and rookie) Mark Sanchez.

Cowboys over Eagles
— Dallas has seemingly cured their December woes and is simply on fire right now, so I like them to dominate the Eagles just like they did last week.

Ravens over Patriots
— New England is beat up right now, and I like Baltimore's defense a lot better. I expect Joe Flacco to be able to do enough on offense to win this one.

Packers over Cardinals
— While it's true the Cardinals didn't really try to beat Green Bay next week, it's hard to ignore the Packers' dominance and the momentum they gained coming into this week. I expect a repeat of Week 17.