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NFL Playoff Predictions

At the beginning of the season I made a complete list of predictions.  Well as of right now, here's how it looks. I was right on seven of the 12 playoff teams.  I was right on four of the eight division winners and correct on three of the four teams to get a first round bye.  Not too shabby.  Especially considering Arizona sucked, SF came out of nowhere, Dallas, Philly and the Jets imploded and Denver shocked the world.  To put it in perspective, I did a lot better than SI's Peter King and he does this for a living.  and I still have both my AFC conference championship game participants left.  Although back in August I picked Baltimore to win. 

Now before I make my predictions. I would like to say I am currently 4-4 picking the playoff games heads up and we won't talk about versus the spread.  So here are my picks.  With some prop predictions.

New England over Baltimore 31-17
New England will come out with guns blazing and go up 21-7 first half.  They'll play a little more conservative in the second and a late Ravens TD makes the score look closer than it is. 
Brady will complete over 20 passes for over 300 yards and 3tds.
Ray Rice will rush for 80+ yards and have two touchdowns.

New York over San Francisco 24 -22
New York will frustrate SF with pressure, especially in the red zone forcing the Niner's to settle for field goals most of the day.  Giant will jump out to a 10-3 lead and never look back. 
Eli will have 300+ yards and two tds.
Alex Smith will struggle, but Gore should be able to punch one in and Akers will have 4FG.


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