Steeler Nation, its the Championship Round weekend of the NFL playoffs and we are now down to 4 teams remaining on the quest for Super Bowl XLVIII and a Lombardi Trophy . So far it’s been a wild and crazy race and so have our picks! Each week the writers of Steelers N Stuff will give you their picks of the week against the spread. Now remember these picks are for amusement purposes ONLY. Do not try these picks at home they are made by trained professionals.
Season Record W-L-T Steve 35-40-4 Brandon 34-42-3
Steve’s picks of the week…
Broncos -5.5 over the Patriots… Peyton Manning and the Broncos running game will run wild at home against a questionable Patriots run defense. The Broncos run defense is a much tougher test for the Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount and should make Tom Brady and the Patriots one dementional. In the end I think the combination of Manning and Knowshon Moreno will win this one by more than a touchdown.
Seahawks -3.5 over the 49ers… The Seahawks have a great defense along with a great running game and a great home field advantage. These three strengths should bode well for Seattle against the 49ers up and down offense. Seahawk’s defense will dominate and bring the win.
Brandon’s picks of the week…
Patriots +5.5 over the Broncos… Over the years, it just seems that Tom Brady has always had Peyton Manning’s number. In almost every big game, Brady and the Patriots prevail. I think this game ends close, but a trip to New York for the Patriots nonetheless.
49ers +3.5 over the 49ers… I have been riding the 49ers all postseason and I am not going to stop now. Russell Wilson has lost just one game in Century Link Field in his two seasons with the Seahawks, and a lot of that has to do with the 12th man, but the 49ers have been there and done that. Leadership and experience gets them this win.