NFL Playoff Picks: Championship Week

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Published: January 20, 2012

NFL Playoff Picks: Championship Week

NFL Playoff PicksThis weekend’s outcome could create a few similar match-ups for Super Bowl XLVI.

The Ravens and Giants met back in 2001 for a boring blowout where Trent Dilfer handed the ball off most of the game in a 34-7 win. Dilfer completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and 1 touchdown, numbers very similar to the type of fantasy stats Joe Flacco is averaging today. The Ravens’ defense allowed just 152 yards, forcing 5 turnovers, recording 4 sacks, and not allowing an offensive touchdown en route to the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory.

If the 9 point favorite Patriots win this weekend and meet the Giants in the Super Bowl, we would have a grudge match of the game that got away from a perfect season. Eli Manning led the winning drive and was well deserving of the MVP award as the super underdogs beat the perfect Pat’s in a thrilling 17-14 victory back in 2008.

If the San Francisco 49er’s win the NFC Championship, it will be the first time the team will return to the big stage since beating the San Diego Chargers at Super Bowl XXIX back in 1995. The 49er’s won 4 Super Bowls between 1985 and 1995, but have barley made post season appearances since.

Ahmed is leading our Playoff picks with a 6-2 record straight up. Ahmed and Jody are tied with a 6-2 record against the spread. Both have completely different picks this week

NFL Playoff Picks

Conference Games Mike Rodriguez Jody Smith Chris Strong DC Brian Jerzak Kevin Roberts Ahmed Helmy John Taylor
Ravens at Patriots-9
36-23
27-20
31-17
31-20
38-23
37-23
24-23
20-18
 Giants at 49er’s-3
27-26
24-20
27-17
21-17
27-17
24-17
30-28
14-10
SU last wk (overall) 1-3 (4-4) 3-1 (5-3) 2-2 (5-3) 1-3 (4-4) 2-1 (5-3) 1-3 (5-3) 3-1 (6-2) 3-1 (4-4)
ATS last wk (overall) 2-2 (4-4) 3-1 (6-2) 1-3 (3-5) 2-2 (4-4) 0-4 (3-5) 1-3 (5-3) 3-1 (6-2) 3-1 (3-5
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