I feel like at this point in the season we know everything we need to know about these teams, which means I'll surely have perfect picks throughout the playoffs. For those of you counting at home, I went 161-92 for the regular season. Far from perfect, but as I think we all know, everyone is 0-0 now.
New Orleans @ Seattle
Here it is, the game that most folks have been referring to as "The Real Super Bowl." I'm sure you've all heard about the Seahawks' miraculous, inspirational run to the playoffs as a plucky underdog, but now the nation looks on with baited breath as these Hawks attempt to teach America what it means to believe again. In a time like this, with the country beaten down by a terrible economy, high unemployment rates and a dwindling sense of national pride it just might take a team like this to show us that there's always hope. Many are drawing parallels between the 2010 Hawks and the 1980 US hockey team. I'd say that's a little unfair, I mean the Miracle on Ice team got to practice together for months while the Hawks have only had Mike Williams at 100% for less than half the season. Obviously the Saints are a formidable foe who won't go down without a fight. I guess it just comes down to one question: Do you believe in miracles? As for me? No. But I believe in this country, and in turn, I believe in this team.
New York Jets @ Indianapolis
It should be interesting to see how the Colts perform after actually having to exert themselves fully for 16 games. I was ready to pick against Indy when I assumed they would be playing the Ravens, but now that they've avoided the wrath of Joe "Flack-Man" Flacco I think I'll stick with Manning.
Baltimore @ Kansas City
This is Joe Flacco's 3rd season in the league, he's been to the playoffs every year, and yet he's never played a postseason game at home. This will be the Flack-Man's 6th consecutive road playoff game and so far he's done pretty well, putting together a 3-2 record. On the flip side the Chiefs have lost their last 3 home playoff games. That's a recipe for disaster, especially when you're going up against the Flack-Man. All of this would probably lead you to believe that I'm taking the Ravens in this game wouldn't it? Good, we're on the same page then, I'm taking the Ravens.
Green Bay @ Philadelphia
There's a lot of buzz around Aaron Rodgers and the Packers heading into the playoffs, but one thing I've learned from my days as a beekeeper is that if there's too much of a buzz, you should head in the other direction.