Now that Wild Card weekend is over, divisional round is up next. Here are picks for the next round of NFL games from Alma Frontera, burgeoning sports journalist.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers in Dallas on Sunday
Dallas has the best offensive line in the league and one of the most dominant running backs, Ezekiel Elliott. On the other hand, this game is a potential upset taking into consideration Green Bay’s seven-game winning streak and the way Aaron Rodgers is playing. Yes, Jordy Nelson’s rib injury could be a game changer but they just proved, against a very good Giant’s secondary, that he may not be needed as much. At the end of the day, this game will prove once again the importance of an elite quarterback.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Saturday
Even though Atlanta has one of the best offenses in the league, Seattle’s defense and playoff experience will be too much for them to handle. Atlanta’s 5-3 home record does not help and they already lost against Seattle 26-24. By the way, Matt Ryan’s postseason record is 1-4.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday
Pittsburgh comes into the divisional game with an eight-game winning streak to take over Kansas City in their own backyard. Both offenses will make this a tough game but at the end, KC’s offense will not be able to score enough. Important to know: Chiefs lost against the Steelers 43-14 when they met during regular season but this time they have home-field advantage (6-2). Also, they were missing key players like Justin Houston. Something’s gotta give.
New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans in New England on Saturday
Houston has no chance against New England even though they have the league’s number one defense. Want more stats? No problem. Last time they met…27-0 and it was also in New England. Patriots’ home record is 6-2 while Texans’ away record is 2-6.
Who will make it to that final game? My pick is New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
Guest Contributor Alma Frontera –HipLatina