HAWK’s NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND PICKS: 2017 Edition
Picked 3 of 4 correct winners in the Wildcard Round last week. 4 more to pick this week as we enter the second round of the playoffs.
Saturday Night Divisional Playoffs
#3 Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
(-5.0) (O/U 51.5) 1:35 PM Fox
We start the second round of the playoffs with a good one. These two teams faced off during week 6. It was played in Seattle and the Seahawks pulled off a dramatic 26-24 victory.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Falcons leading receiver Julio Jones went toe to toe the whole game, but Jones got the better of him, statistically anyways. He had 7 catches for 139 yards and a Td on 9 targets. But it was Sherman that had a crucial stop on 4th and 10 in the final 1:39 of the game that would end the Falcons final attempt at a comeback.
Stopping the best receiver in the NFL is no small task but Seattle’s depleted secondary that is missing Earl Thomas will have to do just that. Sherman was not guarding Jones every play last game but he may have to be in this time. Atlanta struggled to run the ball against the Seahawks in the week 6 matchup, which is no surprise. Few teams in the league have been able to run against Bobby Wagner and company this season as they rank 7th best in the league.
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Finished the regular season 7-9, Which puts my season record at 137-117-2. But just like that it is the best time of the year: The NFL playoffs.
DoubleB may disagree with me as he believes that March Madness is the best time of the year. He has a point, and a good argument, but in my humble opinion NFL playoffs get the edge, just slightly. That being said I still have gone to Las Vegas for March Madness for the last seven years, and it is a damn good experience.
So let’s rock and roll. ITS WILDCARD TIME!!!!
Saturday Night Wildcard games
#5 Oakland Raiders (12-4) at #4 Houston Texans (9-7)
(-3.5) (O/U 36.5) 1:35 PM
Let me preface this by saying that I respect Raider fans as i’ve said many times before.
This is the first time in 13 years that they have had a winning season. Facebook wasn’t even invented last time they made the playoffs, yet “Raider Nation” has stood by their team the whole time.
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By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Houston Texans (2-0) at New England Patriots (+1.5) (O/U 40.5)
Houston’s defense dominated the Chiefs last week in a 19-12 win, redeeming themselves from an embarrassing 30-0 loss in the Wildcard round last year.
still has a lot to prove, his stat line last week was 19/33 for 268 yards a Td and two picks
, which is pretty erratic. Turnovers will kill you in this league so he has got to clean it up.
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By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
A week 7 record of 9-5 puts me at 60-45 on my NFL Picks for the year. On to week 8
Team byes: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Detroit Lions (1-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (2-5)
Line: KC -3.0
Two teams expected to be playoff teams have had those aspirations all but dashed midway through the season. The margin of error is small in this league.
Rolling with the Chiefs in this one simply because I think Detroit has already given up and the Chiefs aren’t quite there yet.
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Note: Hawk’s picks for Sunday’s games will be released Saturday afternoon.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
QB Andrew Luck missed last weeks game against the Jaguars because of a shoulder injury so 40 year old and former Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck got the start in his stead. Apparently the oldest non kicker in the league has still got some game left in him as he completed 30 of his 47 passes for 282 yards and a TD. Interestingly both quarterbacks are listed as questionable to play in this game, but Luck is expected to start.
Meanwhile in Houston, their QB health isn’t questionable, but their play sure is, as both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer continue to be unimpressive. Mallett is starting this game but another performance like the one he had last week and we might see week 1 starter Hoyer get his job back.
I think this will be an intriguing match up. Indianapolis has a great QB in Luck but have had all sorts of offensive line problems. Houston defensive lineman J.J Watt is not only the best in the game, but has dominated the Colts in the past.
It should be a low scoring affar, and Luck will get harassed all game but will eventually throw himself out of it in the 4th quarter, which neither Mallett or Hoyer is capable of doing.
Pick: Colts 24 Texans 17
The AFC South, which includes the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston bounced back in a big way from it’s 2-14 by going 9-7 in 2014.
dominated once again, and did it with a smile on his face.
Aside from recording 20.5 sacks, (second only to Justin Houston‘s 22), he had 4 forced fumbles, and led the league with 140 yards lost on sack. He also had 2 defensive TD’s (One from an interception and one from a fumble) and 3 receiving TD’s as the Texans would put him on offense in red zone opportunities. No surprise Watt was not only chosen unanimously as a a first team all pro, but unanimously chosen as A.P defensive player of the year, which had never happened before.
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Do it or don’t, I got places to be…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 17 Edition. DouBle B is editing this on his dad’s Kindle (even the pic above), which he has never used but is loving. But that also means he might mess up a few cosmetic features like links and ish, but Hawk’s NFL PICKS, they’re 100% money.
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