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NFL Draft Diamonds Week 1 Playoff Picks and Predictions

Draft Diamonds LogoThe Playoffs are here and we were able to finish out the season on a high note. Last week we went out with a bang.  We finished week 17, with an 11 win week.  Our final picks for the season were 135-88.  We will start fresh at a 0-0 this week, and see if we can pick all the winners right.

Houston Texans v. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are red hot, and I cannot see them losing to the Texans. The Texans quarterback situation bothers me. While I love J.J. Watt, the Chiefs are able to pull it off today. The Chiefs win 27-21, as Alex Smith goes for over 300 yards in the win. 

Pittsburgh Steelers v. Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. McCarron as a starting quarterback really makes me upset.  If the Bengals had Andy Dalton, I would pick them to win.  I do not think they can win after Big Ben fired up Martavis Bryant.  Bryant will have a huge game. I expect two 50 plus yard receptions for touchdowns for Bryant. Steelers win 35-24 and the wild card Steelers advance. 

Seattle Seahawks v. Minnesota Vikings

Seattle Seahawks know what to do when they are in the playoffs.  The Seahawks were supposed to get Marshawn Lynch back this week but he has been ruled out.  The Seahawks will need to rely on Russell Wilson, and he is able to get it done.   Seahawks 26 – Vikings 17

Green Bay Packers v. Washington Redskins

Green Bay Packers punch the Washington Redskins in the mouth. They have been playing horrible football lately and Aaron Rodgers is able to right the ship.  Rodgers hits Jeff Janis for a deep touchdown then the Packers recover an onside kick to put the game out of hand. McCarthy goes to his bag of tricks to beat the Redskins.  Packers 28- Redskins 21


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