NFL picks, Week 2 playoffs

After a disappointing 2-2 record last week, I’m determined to get at least three right this week.

Just a couple of notes on why I’m picking who I am.

Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans: Baltimore has more playoff experience. Their defence is tough, and they have a solid running game. Their only downside is they have a rookie quarterback (Joe Flacco) playing on the road. Still, I think their defensive experience will pull this game out for them.

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers: Arizona is brutal on the road. They were 3-5 on the road, but their three wins were all against non-playoff teams. Carolina was 8-0 at home, and has the benefit of not playing last week. Carolina is too tough and has too many weapons. Despite the big spread, Carolina to win.

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants: The Giants are Superbowl champs, have confidence and home field advantage. The Eagles have momentum and a win in New York a few weeks back. But the Giants have had an extra week to prepare, and will be ready for the Eagles this week. Giants to win.

San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers: As you can tell, I’m a big fan of the home team winning this week. Except for the Ravens, I expect the home team to win all these games, and Pittsburgh is no exception. I’m a little concerned about the spread and the fact Ben Roethlisberger is coming off a concussion. But I think the Chargers peaked last week, and will experience an emotional letdown this week. I think the Steelers win pretty easily.

 

NFL Week 19: tommco’s Picks
Game Spread Pick
Baltimore at Tennessee Line: Titans by 2 1/2 Ravens
Arizona at Carolina Line: Panthers by 9 1/2 Panthers
Philadelphia at New York Line: Giants by 4 1/2 Giants
San Diego at Pittsburgh Line: Steelers by 6 1/2 Steelers
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