This will be my last article about the playoffs if these predictions actually stand up, unlike last time. Now, here goes my playoff predictions the updated version. First, let's start with the AFC Wild Card Round.
#3 Chiefs vs #6 Jets:
Last time I had Kansas City beating the Jets, but that was when the Jets were in there slump. Now, even with a loss to Chicago they look pretty good. Kansas City should run over Oakland like Indianapolis did, but I don't think they can stop a hot team called the New York Jets. Jets win 28-10 in Arrowhead ending the Chiefs dream.
#4 Colts vs #5 Ravens:
This will be a dandy of a game in Lucas Oil Stadium. I still see the same result though as the Colts will dice apart the Ravens secondary. Peyton Manning finally has a running game and when he's playing at his best you can't stop the Colts. Colts win this game 24-20
#3 Eagles vs #6 Packers:
After what I saw last night with Minnesota smashing Philadelphia, this game could go either way. Green Bay will beat Chicago in Lambeau to get in the playoffs. Overall, I like Green Bay's defense blitzing Michael Vick all day and Clay Matthews getting two sacks. Packers win this game over Philadelphia as the shocker of wild card weekend. The final score will be 41-21 in a rout of Philadelphia who were my former super bowl winners.
#4 Rams vs #5 Saints:
This will actually be a close game in St. Louis who will beat Seattle to get into the playoffs. New Orleans looked impressive beating Atlanta 24-14. Drew Brees hasn't been as good as last year, but against the Rams he'll have a field day. Saints win this game 35-21 over St. Louis.
#6 Jets vs #1 Patriots:
I see this being much of the same as it was on Monday Night Football earlier this season. Tom Brady will tear apart the Jets secondary as New England routs the Jets 38-21 enough said about this matchup.
#4 Colts vs #2 Steelers:
Indianapolis will once again continue to thirve in the running game and Peyton Manning will be effecient as the Colts will win this game in a slugfest 17-13. P.S. Ben Roethlisberger will get pressured all day by Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis will have multiple sacks.
#6 Packers vs #1 Falcons:
Green Bay will do great against the Falcons as they will force Matt Ryan to put the Falcons on his back and carry them to a victory. Green Bay's defense will have something to say about that though as Green Bay turns into a unstoppable force routing another team 31-14.
#5 Saints vs #2 Bears:
A rematch of the 2006 NFC Championship Game will be a great game most likely in the snow of Chicago. Drew Brees will be inconsistent in this game as Julius Peppers and the Bears defense will rock the Saints offense as the Bears win 27-17.
#4 Colts vs #1 Patriots:
This game will be a shootout in Foxborough as I see the Colts running game once again paying dividends keeping Brady off the field for awhile. Peyton Manning will outduel Tom Brady in a classic. Final score will be 34-28 Colts win and go to Dallas.
#6 Packers vs #2 Bears:
Chicago versus Green Bay, what a great game it will be a dominating Packers team routing the Eagles and Falcons while Chicago has beaten New Orleans. Aaron Rodgers will finally get shut down in this game as the Bears defense will do wonders. Jay Cutler will torch the Packers secondary as Chicago goes to Dallas in a 21-13 win.
#4 Colts vs #2 Bears:
Rematch of Super Bowl 41 takes place four years later as once again it's Peyton Manning and the Colts offense against the Bears defense. I see much of the same as the Colts will beat the Bears in this game. Their running game will run over Chicago and Peyton Manning does good. Indianapolis wins Super Bowl 45 over the Chicago Bears 31-21.