OT: NFL Playoff picks

Submitted by MGoCooper on January 6th, 2012 at 6:57 PM

AFC Wild Card

Steelers vs Broncos- 

Winner: Steelers

Bengals vs Texans

Winner: Texans


Divisional round

Steelers vs Ravens

Winner: Ravens

Texans vs Patriots

Winner: Patriots


Championship game

Ravens vs Patriots

Winner: Ravens


NFC Wild Card


Lions vs Saints

Winner: Lions

Falcons vs Giants

Winner: Giants


NFC Divisional round

Lions vs Packers

Winner: Packers

Giants vs 49ers

Winner: 49ers


NFC Championship Game

49ers vs Packers

Winner: Packers



Ravens vs Packers

Superbowl Champ: Ravens





January 6th, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

Sorry man, I just dont see the Lions winning this game. I'd give them a chance against anyone else in the NFC (or AFC for that matter), but the Saints in the Superdome are like LSU in Baton Rouge. Basically unbeatable.

Actually, I like the Saints to win it all.


January 6th, 2012 at 7:15 PM ^

A team with absolutely, positively, nothing to lose. I just see the Lions defensive line having a huge impact on this game. I said all year, that I wanted to see Cunningham gameplan with everything on the line. I think that whole unit, is going to see this game as all on them. I'll tell you this right now, if Stafford plays like he has the last 3 weeks, we'll win this game. And again, this team has NOTHING to lose, and have a lot of weapons on offense. 

Lions 48 

Saints 38


January 6th, 2012 at 11:30 PM ^

Lions were undone by stupid penalties(personal fouls) and a few bad calls(OPI against Burleson 3x) and one bad non call(missed false start on FG block). The Lions were actually within 2 yards from tying the game at 4th quarter until Titus Young decided to shove Saints defender that cost them the field position.

The Lions should've won the game if they had kept their composure and they did it without Suh(suspension), Fairley(after 3rd series), Delmas, Houston and Berry.

The Lions are the NFC team other than NOLA and GB that no one wants to face because of Stafford/Megatron and their defense is much better than most people give credit for.  For the first time since 1st half of Thanksgiving game, the Lions will field the original starting lineup.  Having Delmas back will be huge because of the impact that he has made this season. The Lions passing defense went down to the shitter as soon as they lost Delmas to MCL injury.  With Delmas, the Lions allowed 210 passing yards and without him, they allowed 338 passing yards.  That's a good 128 yards difference.  That's huge.  With Delmas back, I expect the secondary to be much improved.

Perkis-Size Me

January 6th, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

If the Lions are clicking on all cylinders, then they have a chance. But against Drew Brees and that offense? In the Superdome no less? I could see the Lions losing by 2 touchdowns. But I do hope the Lions pull it out. Being a Bucs fan (sigh), I don't particularly care for the Saints.

Steelers will absolutely wreck the Broncos.


January 6th, 2012 at 8:20 PM ^

I would take Green Bay over Baltimore, the Ravens secondary has been a little suspect, which is a death sentence against Aaron Rodgers and his stable of receivers


January 7th, 2012 at 8:17 AM ^

Yeah a lot of those penalties were dumb, and a lot were questionable calls by the officials.....but what you think it's going to be any different? Maybe the dumb ones will disappear, but the refs are going to call everything on Detroit, whether it's really a penalty or not


January 6th, 2012 at 10:42 PM ^

Realisitcally, they had 115 penalty yards against the Saints earlier in the year and had over 100 yards of offense negated as a result of penalties as well.  They can score with this team and with Suh, Houston and Delmas back this time, I give them a shot.  


January 7th, 2012 at 2:28 AM ^

Normally I'd give the Lions a 10-15 percent chance. The knowledge that the officials WILL be clearly biased toward New Orleans lowers it 1-2 percent.