Andy Capwell’s NFL Playoff Predictions
The AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs are this Saturday and Sunday and I can't wait! We here at B98.5 will have the Patriots and Ravens game for you on Saturday afternoon. Here's my take on this weekends playoff action.
Carolina at Seattle: The defending Super Bowl champions take their first step at getting back to the big game when the Carolina Panthers visit Seattle. Cam Newton has played better late in the season and the Panthers defense has returned to last year's form. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson is becoming one of the better quarterbacks in the league and Marshawn Lynch is still a beast. Plus, the Seahawks defense could be the best in the NFL. I see Seattle winning 23-13.
Dallas at Green Bay: Two storied NFL franchises do battle on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers is probably the best quarterback in the NFL and Tony Romo has had an excellent season. Dallas has the edge on the running game. I see this being a very good game and I'll take the upset, Dallas over Green Bay 31-27.
Indianapolis at Denver: This could be Peyton Manning's last chance to win a Super Bowl. The team is loading on offense and they have an improved running game with the emergence of C.J. Anderson. The Colts feature one of the best young QB's in the league with Andrew Luck and they have a healthy T.J. Hilton. The difference could be a lack of a running game for Indy. I'll take Denver 34-23.
Baltimore at New England: Baltimore has beaten New England 2 out of 3 times in the playoffs. They are the type of team that gives New England a tough time. Baltimore could have the best front seven on defense and New England's offensive line has been bad this season. New England has Gronk, Brady and plenty of weapons on offense. Joe Flacco has great postseason stats. I think the keys will be New England's defense and running game. I think New England wins a close, low scoring game 23-21.
Who do you like?