Playoff time! Wild card weekend does usually have that one crazy upset that sparks a team. Let’s take a look at who that will be, on to the picks!
OAK at HOU Saturday 3:35 PM CST ESPN
The only meaningful game left on ESPN, and it comes down to the blunder bowl of the playoffs. Conner Cook is going to get the start for the Raiders, while the Texan’s QB situation is not looking much better. This game will come down to defenses which gives Houston the advantage.
Texans 21 Raiders 17
DET at SEA 7:15 PM CST
Detroit has played tough all year. Making the playoffs is no fluke, even if they collapsed down the stretch. At the three quarter mark, it looked very much like there was going to be three teams from the NFC East, so there is still something to be said about that. Stafford is looking more and more comfortable with the splint finger, and the Seahawks have not looked their normal dominate self this year. Even up in Seattle, they will not remain as dominate and their season comes to an end.
Lions 30 Seahawks 20
MIA at PIT Sunday 12:05 PM CST CBS
Miami won this game earlier this year, however it was in Miami, and Roethlisberger did get injured in that game. The Steelers are now red hot entering the post season with the longest win streak at seven games, and the Dolphins are without their top quarterback. This spells trouble and an early exit for Miami.
Steelers 35 Dolphins 10
NYG at GB 3:40 PM CST FOX
Another year and we get to see the Giants come to Green Bay in January. Eli has been the better quarterback in these games over the years, vaulting the Giants each time to a Super Bowl victory, but he has been way off this year. The Packer’s secondary is struggling and will likely be without their top three corners as they face a potent wide receiver core. This could spell trouble, except for the offense for Green Bay has completely come alive. This will be their saving grace this weekend.
Packers 28 Giants 27
Next week we have another slate of four games as we start to wind down to the Super Bowl in early February. Until next week –
Last week 10-6
Upset pick of the week 7-10
Lock pick of the week 14-2-1