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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By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
A killer week for me in 9 as I only picked 2 incorrect winners. 11-2 which puts me at 73-58 for the year. Solid turn around as of late. Can’t believe we are halfway through the year.
Green Bay Packers (4-4) at Tennessee Titans (4-5)
(+3.0) (0/U 49.5)
I just really don’t like the Packers. Haven’t since Rodgers replaced Brett Favre and I would love to see them be 4-5
Minnesota Vikings (5-3) at Washington Redskins (4-3-1)
(-2.5) (O/U 42.0)
Minnesota has come crashing down to earth again after a hot start. I see that continuing.
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Atlanta Falcons (5-3) at Tampa Buccaneers (3-4)
(+4.0) (O/U 51.0)
A big 33-32 win for the Falcons last week against the Packers,after dropping two close games in a row to the Seahawks and Chargers.
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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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The NFC South, which includes New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Atlanta enters 2015 without head coach Mike Smith for the first time since 2008 after back to back losing records of 4-12 in 2013 and 6-10 in 2014, to go along with an unimpressive 1-4 overall playoff record. Smith will be replaced by former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. In 2013 (his first as the Seahawks Defensive coordinator) Seattle led the NFL in fewest points allowed, fewest yards allowed and most turnovers, the first time this had been done since the 1985 Bears which is widely considered the greatest defense in NFL history.
His second year with Seattle wasn’t too bad either as his defense would again lead the league in fewest yards and points allowed. No doubt he was hired by Atlanta as head coach to try to fix a defense that was the worst in the league last year in yards allowed.
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Seahawks on a bye, whats the rest of the NFL up to this week?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 4 Edition.
After am 11-4 record last week I need to keep the momentum going. Lets go for 12!
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Welcome to the the seventh segment of The Hawk’s NFL Preview…
which covers the NFC South, which includes Drew Bres and the high-flying New Orleans Saints, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, Matt Ryan and an Atlanta Falcons squad looking for a bounceback, and a young, retooling, and possibly exciting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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