NFL Playoff Predictions: Don’t Let the Final Week Sway Good Judgment

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two blowout games in the final week of the regular season will have people licking their chops to bet on Cincinnati or Green Bay in the wild card round of the playoffs.
But beware, all who enter the valley of the sun.
Arizona, late afternoon, and the crowd is freaking out. Kurt Warner is zinging passes all over the place, and Beanie Wells looks like an all-star. If the Cardinals zip out to one of those 21-0 deals, the Pack is done.
I will take the team that was one play away from a ring rather than the Packers, to whom fate will not be so cruel as to see Brett Favre once more in the playoffs. Arizona by eight to 10 points.
The Cincinnati Bengals will rally once more for their coach and fallen teammate.
This matchup is seasoned veteran Carson Palmer against freshman Mark Sanchez. All the difference I need. The last game was silly.
This game will be nothing like the last one, and teams that back into the playoffs the way the Jets did seldom go deep into the...

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