I did pretty well the last go'round: 3/4. But really, was it so daring to pick the Cowboys over the Eagles, the Ravens over the Patriots, and the Jets over the Bengals? I think not. Now we get into the nitty gritty: the NFL Divisional Playoffs. Since I missed one of my games, I decided to re-examine my predictions.
Ravens at Indianapolis - The Colts beat the Ravens in Baltimore during Week 11, 17-15. This go'round, the Colts are on a 2-game losing streak, and the Ravens are on a 2-game winning streak. I believe in momentum, and I still believe the Ravens win.
Jets at San Diego - The Jets and Chargers meet for the first time since Week 3 of 2008, which the Chargers won in San Diego 48-29. The Jets won their third in a row yesterday, but the Chargers have an 11-game win streak going. All momentum points west. I'm still picking the Chargers.
Cardinals at New Orleans - Last time, I picked the Packers over the Saints. Too bad the Packers lost to the Cardinals, so now I have to re-think my predictions. The Cardinals have won 3 of their last 4, and the Saints have lost their last 3. The friend of my enemy is my friend, so the Cardinals take it.
Cowboys at Minnesota - The last time these two met in the playoffs was during Wild Card Week 1999 in Minnesota. The Vikings won that contest, 27-10. But three years earlier, the Cowboys beat the Vikings during Wild Card Week in Dallas, 40-15. All-time, the two are even, with 10 wins each. But the Cowboys are riding a 4-game winning streak, and the Vikings have lost 3 of their last 5. I still pick the Cowboys.
Ravens at San Diego - I stand by my prior decision. Chargers win.
Cowboys at Cardinals - The names have changed, but the results are the same. Cowboys win this one by 87.
Super Bowl XLI
Cowboys v. San Diego at Paul Tyson Field - Still no contest. Cowboys all the way.
Current Record: 3-1