Well the 2007-2008 NFL Playoffs start this weekend.
My favourite team Tampa Bay is in
and i hope Washington does well in honour of Sean Taylor
well here are this weeks picks
Saturday @ 4:30: #6 Washington at #3 Seattle
Washington has won 4 straight games and Todd Colins is yet to throw an interception and has a passer rating of 106 in those 4 games. Also the Defence has been solid
Seattle has looked good at times but also looked "average" at times. Shaun Alexander has struggled all season and if this game is in bad conditions he will have to carry the load.
pick: Washington Redskins
Saturday @ 8:30: #5 Jacksonville at #4 Pittsburgh
Jacksonville has looked unbeatable when playing their starters (they had nothing to play for against houston) the last few weeks. their running game might just be the best in the league with Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. David Garrard doesnt make many mistakes as he has only thrown 3 interceptions all season. The Jaguars Defence is one of the most physical and speedy defences in the league.
Pittsburgh was playing fantastic in the beginning of the season but then looked horrible against New England and Not so great against Jacksonville (despite a 4th quarter comeback to tie the game). Then once they looked like they were back on their feet against St.Louis, Willie Parker Breaks his leg.
Sunday @ 1:00: #5 New York at #4 Tampa Bay
The Giants played great last saturday against the pats and Eli Manning played possibly one of the best games of career, which he needed heading into the playoffs because of his inconsistency throughout the season. I would still expect to see lots of Brandon Jacobs on sunday. The Giants have one of the best Defensive Lines in the league led by Micheal Strahan and Osi Umenyiora but only recorded one sack in total against the pats. The G-men have also won 7 straight road games this season.
The bucs can be a dangerous team when Jeff Garcia is starting and get just enough big plays from the rest of their offence alogn with the "bend but don't break" defence which is allowing just over 11 ppg at home this season. Tampa is 6-2 at home this season losing to just Jacksonville and Carolina (in a game where they rested the starters)
pick: Tampa Bay
Sunday @ 4:30: #6 Tennessee at #3 San Diego
Tennessee struggled Sunday night against most of the colts backups. The titans seem to put up better offensive numbers with Kerry Collins at QB who went 10-13 when he came in against the colts because of a Vince Young injury. The Titans defence is very solid with Albert Haynesworth in at Defensive Tackle.
San Diego on fire winning 10 of their last 12 including an Overtime win against Tennessee in week 14 at Tennessee in a game in which they needed a 4th quarter comeback to send it into overtime. LT is back to his normal self running the ball after a slow start to the season. Antonio Gates and Chris Chambers are good targets for Phillip Rivers when he plays well. The chargers' CB Antonio Cromartie leads the NFL with 10 interceptions and he only began starting in week 6.
pick: San Diego
Tune in Next Week when i tell my picks for the Divisonal Round