As Rowdy Roddy Piper once said: "Just when you thought you wouldn't have to read another picks post I change the question."
Arizona @ New Orleans
The Saints have made quite the statement heading into the playoffs, and that statement is: "Uh-oh we might be screwed." Even with the terrible way they ended the regular season I can't see them losing their first game; partly because I don't have the power to see into the future, and partly because I just don't think it's going to happen. The Cardinals have been very unpredictable, but the one thing that's clear is that their defense just doesn't have it right now. (Obviously they'll put up a shutout now.)
Baltimore @ Indianapolis
So we haven't seen Peyton Manning in about 4 weeks now, wouldn't it be cool if he just showed up with a beard on Saturday? Even if he can't grow a real beard he could just show up with a fake one and try to play it off. Anyway, I guess the Ravens D is back? They looked pretty frightening last week. Then again, if there's one man who can stand up to them it's Bearded Peyton Manning.
Dallas @ Minnesota
Romo vs. Favre! I've been giddy about this for days. The amount of smiles in this game will be immeasurable: Romo, Favre, Smiles Austin, Wade Phillips, the fans, John Madden (wherever he is). I'll probably have a smile on my face too, but it will be one of those psychotic hate smiles. Anyway, I think the Vikings are done for.
New York Jets @ San Diego
Rex Ryan thinks the Jets should be the favorites. Uggh, enough. I honestly think he's just joking at this point. Congrats Rex, you beat the Bengals! Do you even remember the last time the Bengals won a playoff game? Me neither. Not to mention that Shayne Graham took them out of the game with two missed field goals. So, yeah, you're probably right Rex, you're team is the best in the playoffs. Except, of course, for the team you have to play this week, who's won 11 games in a row.
Since there are so few games this week, why don't we throw in a little wrinkle. Post your picks with the scores in the comments section, and if you can outpick me, the obvious expert, a prize is in store for you!