Divisional Playoff Weekend Predictions


New Orleans Saints (12-5) vs Seattle Seahawks (13-3)

Saints come in off a win against the Eagles last week in Philadelphia. QB Drew Brees has QB rating of 104.7. He threw 2 INTs last week which he cannot afford to repeat on Century Link Field. Seahawks come in off a bye last week. They have won five straight home playoff games. These two teams met last month in Seattle resulting in a 34-7 win for the Seahawks who held Brees to just 147 yds passing. Prediction: Seahawks


Indianapolis Colts (12-5) vs New England Patriots (12-4)

Colts come in off a comeback win over the Chiefs last week at home. QB Andrew Luck threw 3 INTs last week but managed to rally his team back from a 28 point deficit in the second half to win the game. Luck has a QB rating of 87.0. Pats come in off a bye last week. QB Tom Brady has a QB rating of 87.3, the lowest of his career. The Patriots have a good running game behind RBs Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount. The home team always wins when these two teams faceoff in the playoffs. Prediction: Patriots


San Francisco 49ers (13-4) vs Carolina Panthers (12-4)

49ers come in off a win last week against the Packers in Green Bay. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 for 227 yds and 2 TDs to seal the victory. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in postseason undere Kaepernick. They look to try and improve that record this week against Carolina. Panthers come in off a bye last week. QB Cam Newton  has a QB rating of 88.8. His number one target WR Steve Smith is still questionable for the game. Panthers won their last seven straight home games. Panthers had the second ranked defense in yards and points allowed. These two teams faced each other in November resulting in a win for the Panthers. Prediction: 49ers


San Diego Chargers (10-7) vs Denver Broncos (13-3)

Chargers come in off a win last week against the Bengals in Cincinnati. QB Philip Rivers has a QB rating of 105.5. This team beat the Broncos just a few weeks ago. Broncos come in off a bye last week. They look to avenge the loss they suffered. Broncos come in off a bye last week. Manning threw for 5477 yds & 55 TDs this season. His QB rating is 115.1. His defense will need to step up this week to get past the surging Chargers Prediction: Broncos

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