This week I take the two teams that won for me last week over the two teams that put me into the loss column. Consistency, thy name is Haven.
home team in bold
AFC ChampionshipIndianapolis Colts (-7.5) over New York Jets
For the sake of full disclosure I want to make it clear that I am rooting for the Jets in this game. I am a fan of Darrelle Revis. If only the Jets hadn't traded up ahead of the Steelers to snatch him away. I am a fan of Shonn Greene. The Super Bowl hype will be a little easier to take for me with the bluster of Rex Ryan and story of rookie Dirty Sanchez instead of the blandness of Jim Caldwell and Peyton Manning. I just don't see it happening. A rookie QB beating Peyton Manning in the Championship game in Indianapolis just doesn't seem possible. Of course I have bet against the Jets in three of the last four weeks starting with their previous trip to Indy and lost. So who knows?
NFC ChampionshipMinnesota Vikings (+3.5) over New Orleans Saints
The Vikings are simply better than the Saints. They have better personnel on defense. A better offensive line. Better running backs. The receivers and coaching seems equivalent. The Saints have Drew Brees and home field advantage. Will that be enough? Probably not although I will be rooting for New Orleans if for nothing else than to avoid the Brett Favre hysteria heading to the Super Bowl.
Last weekIndianapolis Colts (-6.5) over Baltimore Ravens WIN
San Diego Chargers (-7) over New York Jets LOSS
Arizona Cardinals (+7) over New Orleans Saints LOSS
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) over Dallas Cowboys WIN
Playoff record: 3-5 Final regular season record: 27-24 Best bets: 9-8