The NFL regular season has officially come to an end and the NFL playoffs are about to begin.It’s win or go home from here on out as teams fight for the right to be Super Bowl Champs!
Who will rise and who will fall?
Let the games begin!
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: 37-31-0 Brandon: 36-31-1
$$$$ Steelers -3 over the Ravens… The Steelers offense will be the difference maker as Ben Roethlisberger will show that his 6 touchdown performance in the previous meeting against the Ravens was no fluke.
The Ravens secondary is a mess and Roethlisberger and the Steelers will win big through the air.
$$$ Panthers -6 over the Cardinals…
Cam Newton and the Panthers are red hot. The Cardinals with their third string QB are not. The Panthers defense and renewed running game at home should get the job done.
$$ The Colts -3.5 over the Bengals…
The Colts and Andrew Luck are at home and should be able to handle a beat up Bengals team who’s play has been declining as of late . I’ll take Luck over Dalton everyday.
$ Cowboys-7 over the Lions… Tony Romo and the Cowboys are on a roll going into the playoffs. Look for Dallas’s big three to out last a tough Lions defense. Stafford is inconsistent and the Lions offense won’t be able to keep up.
$$$$ Steelers -3 over the Ravens… Without Le’Veon Bell, it is a much taller task for the Pittsburgh Steelers but I liked their chances against a team that struggled all season especially against the Browns the last week of the regular season.
$$$ Panthers -6 over the Cardinals… The Panthers hold two things you must be able to do in the playoffs. Run the football and play great defense. The Panthers are healthy defensively and with Jonathan Stewart back, they have been able to run effectively.
$$ Colts -3.5 over the Bengals… This will be a closer game than most expect. Although Andrew Luck is believed to be much better than Andy Dalton, the Colts must be able to stop the run and Jeremy Hill. If they can do that, they will win by the spread.
$ Lions +7 over the Cowboys… Although I see the Cowboys advancing at the end of this game, I see the Lions keeping this one close. The Cowboys are just average at home and the Lions have the number one defense in the league. I expect this to be a battle.