It’s that time of the week again here at Barn Burner Sports. Time for Morning Wood! It’s playoff time and we have this weeks picks of the four games in the NFL Wildcard Playoffs for you.
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Saturday 4:30 PM
Line: Saints -10
As the Vegas line shows this game could be a blowout. It makes me sick that the defending NFL Champion Saints have to go and play in a 7-9 teams stadium. The Seahawks are a pathetic excuse for a playoff team. Is there anyone who feels they deserve to be in the playoffs over Tampa Bay or New York? Drew Brees torches Seattle. I’m predicting 30+ points for the Saints and less than 14 for Seattle.
New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts
Saturday 8:05 PM
Line: Colts -2.5
This is the game I am most looking forward to. The Jets should beat a Colts team that just isn’t as good as they were in the past. The Colts however are always a threat in January. This is a team who won the AFC last season. I just think the injuries and the Jets defense will make it tough to win this one. I see one big play deciding this game. I’ll take Santonio Holmes and the Jets.
Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday 1:00 PM
Line: Ravens -3
The Chiefs love to run the football with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. That could be tough against a very good Ravens defense. That means Matt Cassell will have to beat the Ravens. I like the matchup with Dwayne Bowe against the Ravens Busch league corner backs. The Chiefs defense has potential. I hope Cinderella brought her slippers cuz I smell an upset here.
Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday 4:30 PM
Line: Eagles -2.5
The Packers beat the Eagles back on September 12th 27-20. The Eagles started that game with Kevin Kolb before Michael Vick took over in the second half. They trailed 20-3 and 27-10 during that game. Yet they rallied and never quit. This time we will see Vick play from the start. That spells trouble for the cheeseheads. Eagles advance and move on to the next round which should be a much tougher test.
Fantasy Football Start’em/Sit’em
Start: Drew Brees
Sit: Peyton Manning
Start: Ray Rice
Sit: Jamaal Charles
Start: Marques Colston
Sit: Reggie Wayne
Start: Dustin Keller
Sit: Brent Celek
Start: Garrett Hartley
Sit: Olindo Mare