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Ok so its established which teams are playing which in the NFL playoffs, and I’m here to tell you who will win each game.
NFC Wild Card Round:
3. New Orleans Saints (13-3) vs 6. Detroit Lions (10-6)
The Saints have had a record breaking season this year. Drew Brees broke the single season record for passing yards. He also broke the record for the most 300 yard games with 12. The Lions have also had a historic season. After years of horrible seasons and first picks in the draft the Silver Crush has finally made it to the playoffs.
Prediction: Saints 38 Lions 24
4. New York Giants (9-7) vs 5. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
What happened to the Giants? After beating the Patriots early in the season the G-Men were riding high and 6-2. But then it came down to a winner take all finale against the Cowboys. The Falcons were my pre-season prediction to win the Super Bowl but now the Falcons just look like a watered-down version of the “Dream Team”.
Prediction: Giants 31 Falcons 21
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