Anyway, I could still pull out a playoff win (to match the one I had in the Regular Season), but it'll be tough with only three games left to play.
New England (+6) at Denver
A lot depends on the weather, and unfortunately, I don't think that it's necessarily going to be as cold as it needs to be to bring out "Bad Peyton." But I still like Tom Brady better than Manning in the playoffs, and I think six is an aggressive line. Also: LaGarrette Blount was a legitimate force last week, and I think he can be again. If the Patriots are running and winning, then they're beating you without even using their best asset. That's what happened last week.
I don't feel great about the pick, but I'll take the Pats.
San Francisco at Seattle (-3.5)
This game gives me pause because Russell Wilson has played like such crap lately. But I'm a believer in Marshawn Lynch, and the game is in Seattle, a considerable advantage as we saw last week. Moreover, Carolina lost because they let Kapernick get outside the pocket. Seattle's not going to make that mistake.
I've got Monday off and a four-pack of Clown Shoes' Hoppy Feet already in place for the game. Regardless of how things come out, I'm ready for some football come Sunday afternoon.