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
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 great start to the NFL playoffs last week as we had two of four games have insane finishes. For the first time in history all four road teams won on wildcard weekend, which makes sense considering all the away teams were starting quarterbacks with playoff experience and all the home teams had quarterbacks starting in their first playoff games.
As is so often the case it was veteran leadership that won out. 7 quarterbacks left have played in and won a playoff game (Carson Palmer is the exception) and 5 of the 8 starting quarterbacks left have won a Super Bowl, so expect a dramatic finish to the season.
It will be Tom Brady vs Alex Smith, Ben Roethilsberger vs Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson vs Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers vs Palmer. Talk about madness.
A last second change from the Packers to the Redskins prevented me from a clean sweep of picks, but 3-1 ain’t so bad. let’s keep it going.
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Hawk’s Preview of the AFC East, which includes the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New Yor…kk.k.k. Jets…..(puking sounds)….and the New England Patriots. FUCK THE PATRIOTS
This team was one of the biggest surprises of 2014 at 9-7 and falling just shy of a playoff berth. This was mainly do to a dominating defense led by LB Mario Williams and DT Marcell Dareus who combined for 24.5 overall sacks. Williams had 14.5 sacks, 4th best in the league, Dareus had 10, 15th best. An already dominating defense that ranked 4th best in yards allowed will get even better this season with the addition of new head coach Rex Ryan who has one of the best defensive minds of all time.
Offensively this team needed to improve a 25th ranked running attack and what better way to do it then to trade for Lesean McCoy
whom I believe is the best back in the game at this time. His speed, vision and ability to catch the ball makes him a rare talent that few can match.
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I’m rushing off to work, but I just had to post this video of Daniel Tosh ripping into the Patriots‘ Super Bowl XLIX win.