Kelsey's Divisional Round picks


I have never done a Fanpost before. I'd like to start using this feature, so here goes nothing.

I know last week on the main page I did my bandwagon picks for the Wildcard Round. Those picks were teams I was rooting for, not necessarily who I thought was going to win. I'm going to do this same on the main page (probably tomorrow) for the Divisional Round. Here I want to reveal who, if I were betting, I'd put my money on. Here's who I think will win...

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

Denver and Baltimore played a close game last time they faced each other. This time around, however, I don't think that will be the case. It will be a good game, not a blow out, but not something that comes down to the wire either. I think Denver is going to come into this game refreshed and recharged. Peyton Manning will have to deal with Ray Lewis now, but I don't think that's a concern to him. I think Eric Decker has a monster game.

Pick: Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

I know how this feels, Giants fans. Two teams the Giants completely manhandled in the regular season are fighting in the playoffs to try and get to championship Sunday while the Giants are sitting at home. I'm really not sure who I think is the clear favorite going into this game. Aaron Rodgers of course has the experience of the playoffs and Colin Kaepernick is just getting started. The 49ers, though, have a much more involved offense with Kaepernick at the helm as opposed to the Alex Smith the Packers faced earlier in the year. I'm really up in arms here, so I'm going with experience.

Pick: Green Bay Packers

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have a history of being a one-and-done team in the playoffs. They've done will and managed to get the stop seed for the playoffs, but that doesn't convince me enough for them to produce. Seattle has really emerged this year with building a powerful defense and the talent and poise rookie Russell Wilson. In other words, I'm much much more impressed with Seattle than Atlanta.

Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Houston Texans at New England Patriots

I'm actually looking forward to this game more than the others. Sure, the Texans got completely demolished by the Patriots during the regular season, but I think this game is going to be completely different. If the Texans are smart with their run game, they will stay away from running up the middle. Last time Arian Foster just couldn't get away from Vince Wilfork. Foster with his speed has his best chances of dodging the outside linebackers. I think this game though will depend on how J.J. Watt plans on changing his approach when facing Tom Brady. Last time he couldn't even touch Brady. He's a smart kid, probably the smartest defensive end in the league right now. I think he'll figure it out.

Pick: Houston Texans

Those are my picks this weekend. Last week I went 3-1 (my loss was Indianapolis). Let's see how this pans out.

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