Saturday, January 13, 2007

2006 NFL Playoffs: Round 2

Indianapolis Colts (+4) at Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore is getting a lot of love in this game. Their defense is championship caliber and their offense is capable and efficient. Take all that with a poor Colts performance against the Chiefs and it looks like Indy is doomed. But something in my gut says Peyton will have a big game, as he usually does against Baltimore. I look for Indy to at least cover and score 21+ points.

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints (-6)
New Orleans is too high powered, too rested and too motivated this season to lose at home against a beat-up Philly squad. Lito Sheppard being out for the game is a huge loss and I look for N.O. to score north of 27 points. Philly will have to play a perfect game with no turnovers and score quite a few points to win this one.

Seattle Seahawks (+9) at Chicago Bears
I don't think Seattle will win this game. But nine points is way too much against a very nervous Bears team. Seattle is really banged up on defense and offense and looks drained. That said I feel like Rex will crack under this playoff pressure and put up a stinker. Seattle covers in a close one: 21-14 Bears.

New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers (-4-1/2)
The talk of this game is the Pats need to stop LT. What a lot of people are over looking is that San Diego has a very fast and tenacious defense that puts a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Pats may find a way to contain LT and confuse Phillip Rivers, but that Charger defense, lead by Merriman, should be too much for the Patriots to handle.

Playoffs: 3-1

1 comment:

The original Depo said...

Jason, nice job on the predictions. You were on the money for every game. The Pat's could have easily lost that one. Not even you could predict how awful Marty's decisions would be.