Friday, January 16, 2015

AFC/NFC Championship Game Picks

Don't forget to play CW28's Pro Football Picks Contest to win a trip to Hawaii, plus weekly prizes of a $20 gift card to Boneyard Barbecue and SaloonClick here to enter now, powered by Rhode Island Comic Con

NFC Championship
Packers at Seahawks (Sunday 3pm)

This time, Aaron Rodgers will throw to Richard Sherman's side of the field.  It may not matter.  The Packers are a different team away from Lambeau Field and the fact that Seattle's defense is playing as well as last year's Super Bowl Champs may be just enough.  Plus, add in that Russell Wilson is better now than a year ago and the repeat should still be alive in the great Northwest.
Winner: Seahawks

AFC Championship
Colts at Patriots (Sunday 6:40pm)

Andrew Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots with three blowouts. It probably will be closer this time, but the Colts will have to come up with a turnover edge or a special teams game changer to beat the Patriots.  Don't expect New England's defense to give up a couple of 14-point deficits this week like they did last Saturday against the Ravens. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick know these Super Bowl chances may be fleeting late in their careers.
Winner: Patriots

Friday, January 09, 2015

NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

Don't forget to play CW28's Pro Football Picks Contest to win a trip to Hawaii, plus weekly prizes of a $20 gift card to Boneyard Barbecue and SaloonClick here to enter now, powered by Rhode Island Comic Con

Ravens at Patriots (Saturday 4:35pm)

The popular pick is that the Ravens have the Pats number (2-1 in Foxboro in the playoffs vs. Brady).  The Ravens have the toughness and defensive line to beat New England.  Just remember, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis aren't walking through that door.  And oh yeah, Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and a healthy Rob Gronkowski are playing for the Patriots.
Winner: Patriots

Panthers at Seahawks (Saturday 8:15pm)

Yes, the Panthers have played the Seahawks tough the past two seasons (12-7 loss last season / 13-9 loss this season), but can anyone see them scoring more than 14 points in this game?
Winner: Seahawks

Cowboys at Packers (Sunday 1pm)

Wither the health of Aaron Rodgers calf! It is a national emergency after all.  The Cowboys are 8-0 on the road this season and escaped a near fatal blow against the Lions last Sunday.  Sometimes, it's those team that just barely survive that go a long way. Just sayin'.
Winner: Cowboys

Colts at Broncos (Sunday 4:40pm)

Which offense will we get from Denver? The grind it out, run it offense or the throw it all costs offense? Either way, can the Colts pourous defense stop either?
Winner: Broncos

Friday, January 02, 2015

NFL Wild Card Picks

Don't forget to play CW28's Pro Football Picks Contest to win a trip to Hawaii, plus weekly prizes of a $20 gift card to Boneyard Barbecue and SaloonClick here to enter now, powered by Rhode Island Comic Con

Cardinals at Panthers (Saturday 4:35pm)

How are the Cardinals going to score? They might need a special teams or defensive TD just to stay close to a Panthers team, that despite being 7-8-1, is playing it's best football of the season.
Winner: Panthers

Ravens at Steelers (Saturday 8:15pm)

This is the trendy upset pick, especially with the Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell out (knee).  Even without Bell, the Steelers should hold up enough to riddle a rough Ravens secondary (18 catches for 234 yards in two games this season vs. Ravens).
Winner: Steelers

Bengals at Colts (Sunday 1pm)

The Colts shutout Cincy 27-0 earlier in the season (without AJ Green).  Green still has to clear the concussion protocol (listed as doubtful on Friday) in order to play Sunday.  If the Colts contain Jeremy Hill, they win.
Winner: Colts

Lions at Cowboys (Sunday 4:40pm)

This one is on Tony Romo's shoulders as the front 7 of Detroit should be able to contain, but not shut down, DeMarco Murray.  Can Matthew Stafford stay clear of turnovers?
Winner: Cowboys

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NFL Playoffs & TV Schedule

From the NFL:

NFL Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 3
NFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Arizona at Carolina (ESPN)
AFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Baltimore at Pittsburgh (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 4

AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Cincinnati at Indianapolis (CBS)
NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Detroit at Dallas (FOX)

NFL Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 10
AFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Baltimore/Cincinnati/Indianapolis at New England (NBC)
NFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Detroit/Arizona/Carolina at Seattle (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 11

NFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Dallas/Carolina/Arizona at Green Bay (FOX)
AFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Cincinnati/Pittsburgh/Indianapolis at Denver (CBS)

The NFC (FOX, 3:05 PM ET) and AFC (CBS, 6:40 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 18.

The 2015 Pro Bowl (ESPN, 8:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, Jan. 25 and Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 (NBC, 6:30 PM ET), both at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NFL Picks - Week 15

Don't forget to play CW28's Pro Football Picks Contest to win a trip to Hawaii, plus weekly prizes of a $20 gift card to Boneyard Barbecue and SaloonClick here to enter now, powered by Rhode Island Comic Con!
Cardinals at Rams (Thursday 8:25pm)
This has trap game written all over it for the Cardinals. 
Winner: Rams

Dolphins at Patriots (Sunday 1pm)

It's a hat and t-shirt game for the Patriots and they rarely lose when presented a chance to clinch a Division Title.
Winner: Patriots

Steelers at Falcons (Sunday 1pm)

The Steelers are so up and down that after last Sunday's rout in Cincy, it's time for them to stink it up.
Winner: Falcons

Jaguars at Ravens (Sunday 1pm)

Consider this a semi-bye week for Baltimore.
Winner: Ravens

Packers at Bills (Sunday 1pm)

This will be tougher than you think for Green Bay.  Just ask the Broncos.
Winner: Packers

Bucs at Panthers (Sunday 1pm)

Sadly, the Panthers continue to be in the race with a win here.  Win it for Cam, they say!
Winner: Panthers

Bengals at Browns (Sunday 1pm)

Chant it with us - "John-ny Foot-ball (clap clap clap clap clap)."  The legend grows immensely this Sunday.
Winner: Browns

Texans at Colts (Sunday 1pm)

If the Texans only had a QB, this one would be a prime upset special.
Winner: Colts

Raiders at Chiefs (Sunday 1pm)

Stayin' alive in KC.
Winner: Chiefs

Redskins at Giants (Sunday 1pm)

Washington just wants this season to be all over as soon as possible.
Winner: Giants

Broncos at Chargers (Sunday 4pm)

Elimination game for San Diego. Look ahead to 2015.
Winner: Broncos

Jets at Titans (Sunday 4pm)

Chris Johnson comes home to run all over the Titans!
Winner: Jets

49ers at Seahawks (Sunday 4:25pm)

The search for a new coach in SF begins in earnest after this one.
Winner: Seahawks

Vikings at Lions (Sunday 4:25pm)

It's almost clinching time in Detroit.
Winner: Lions

Cowboys at Eagles (Sunday 8:30pm)

If it's primetime Sunday night late in the season, it's time for the Cowboys to lose.
Winner: Eagles

Saints at Bears (Monday 8:30pm)

Disappointment Bowl 2014.
Winner: Bears

Last week: 8-8
Season: 137-69-1