Luckily for me Sunday was a new day. The Texans were game. They are probably the best team in the AFC with Matt Schaub. They just couldn't overcome TJ Yates. I don't mean that as an affront to Yates. He is a fifth round rookie that entered the season as a third stringer. Has Eli Manning surpassed his brother Peyton? Definitely as a playoff quarterback. How much did the tragedy involving offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's son affect the Packers? How about the bye and sitting Aaron Rodgers and other starters in the regular season finale? I guess we will never know. The Pack definitely seemed out of sorts.
home team in bold
AFCBaltimore Ravens (+7.5) over New England Patriots
I'll be rooting for a meteor to hit Gillette Stadium at approximately 3:15 pm on Sunday.
NFCNew York Giants (+2.5) over San Francisco 49ers
I've picked the Giants and won for four straight weeks. Why stop now?
Last WeekNew Orleans Saints (-3.5) over San Francisco 49ers LOSS
Denver Broncos (+13.5) over New England Patriots LOSS
Houston Texans (+7.5) over Baltimore Ravens WIN
New York Giants (+7.5) over Green Bay Packers WIN
Playoff record: 4-4