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Times and summaries of each NFL Divisional Playoff game set for Sunday.
Here's the breakouts for each game, along with my picks against the spread.
Since the Packers ruined my hopes of a perfect playoffs against the spread, we're hoping for a 10-1 run here. I've got the Seahawks +3.5 in this, largely because they can run the ball well, and Atlanta can't stop the run.
And with the way the 49ers played last night, I really can't see anything being right except a Seahawks/San Francisco III battle for the NFC championship.
Hate to be That Guy and bring it up, but I did pick the Ravens to cover yesterday, and even said I'd pick them to win. Now, I didn't count on some of the poorest pass defense this side of a Division II school on the part of the Broncos, but the point was the Ravens can beat teams with plays. That's exactly what they did. You always have to worry about teams like that - even when they allow two kick returns for touchdowns.
I can't see either the Patriots or the Texans playing that poorly, but the Patriots have to have the edge here. Their offense is too explosive, and very similarly to last year's Super Bowl team, their defense is playing much better than people want to believe.
I think this will be a competitive game, but the Patriots will be too much in the end for a Texans offense that ran out of steam down the stretch.