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Friday, 04 January 2013 19:20

Our Wild Card weekend NFL picks VS the spread

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Our Buddy Snyder remains the leader of the South Stands Annual NFL pickoff VS the spread as we head into the playoffs. He's the one seed, just like the Broncos, but that doesn't mean he can't slip up. He will need to keep on picking well to stave off Colin, Reidy and Producer Scott Stafford.

Here's how we see the Wild Card match ups playing out:

Cincinnati @ Houston (-4.5)
The Bengals have been trending upward while the Texans have been trending downward. Still, the Texans are strong favorites at home. They were the first seed in the AFC only two weeks ago, after all. Cincy did the rest of the AFC a real solid by keeping Pittsburgh out of the post-season, but their run is likely to end on Saturday.
Colin's pick: Houston -4.5
Reidy's pick: Cincinnati +4.5
Snyder's pick: Cincinnati +4.5
Scott's pick: Cincinnati +4.5

Minnesota @ Green Bay (-7.5)
It's always tough to beat a team twice in two weeks. Perhaps that's why Vegas has the Packers favored by more than a TD in this one. It's a classic NFC "Norse" Division battle as Adrian Peterson and the Vikes take on Aaron Rodgers and the Pack at Lambeau.
Colin's pick: Green Bay -7.5
Reidy's pick: Green Bay -7.5
Snyder's pick: Minnesota +7.5
Scott's pick: Green Bay -7.5

Indianapolis @ Baltimore (-6.5)
It's Chuckstrong VS Ray Lewis in a Wild Card battle for team inspiration between the stunning Colts (who won two games last year) and the stodgy Ravens. This one's in the city where snitches get stitches. Perhaps it would be fitting if Ray Lewis played big in this one.
Colin's pick: Indianapolis +6.5
Reidy's pick: Baltimore -6.5
Snyder's pick: Indianapolis +6.5  
Scott's pick: Baltimore -6.5

Washington VS Seattle (-3.5)
Rookie QBs face off in an exciting match up of somewhat unlikely playoff teams. The Seahawks are famous for their home performances, but find themselves on the road in the Wild Card round versus Robert Griffin III and his surprising NFC East Champion Redskins. There are three first-year signal callers in this round of the playoffs, but only two can possibly survive to see the Divisional games.
Colin's pick: Seattle -3.5  
Reidy's pick: Seattle -3.5  
Snyder's pick: Washington +3.5
Scott's pick: Washington +3.5

Colin Daniels

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