Wild Card Weekend: Predictions

If you've been dialed in to Scout.com, you probably know everything about this weekend's playoff games. Still, you're probably asking yourself: "What about the REAL playoff: Caplan vs. Taylor??". Wonder no more, football fans, because Adam and Randy have come clean with their predictions for this weekend...

 

Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) at Indianapolis Colts (12-4)
Saturday, 4:30 ET, NBC
Indianapolis"Adam Caplan:  Colts 30-17
In the end, the Chief offense won't be able to keep up with Peyton Manning. You can only run the ball so much and the Chiefs don't have a competent passing game.
IndianapolisRandy Taylor: Colts 28-21
The Colts may have one more game where they can play inspired defense and contain Larry Johnson.
 
Dallas Cowboys (9-7) at Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
Saturday, 8:00 ET, NBC
SeahawksAdam Caplan: Seahawks 30-24
The Cowboy defense is struggling mightily in just about every area and won't be able to slow down the high-powered Seattle offense.
SeahawksRandy Taylor: Seahawks 27-24
Home field should be a factor and the Seahawks will return to form running the ball and limiting mistakes. The Seattle defense should know, by now, how to defend Romo.
 
New York Jets (10-6) at New England Patriots (12-4)
Sunday, 1:00 ET, CBS
PatriotsAdam Caplan: Patriots 20-10
The Jets played the Patriots pretty tough in the first two matchups but it's hard to beat Tom Brady in the playoffs.
JetsRandy Taylor: Jets 24-21
I'm still on the Jets bandwagon and can't get off, just yet. The keys should be the Jets attacking the hole Seau left, the banged up Harrison's spot and controlling an inconsistent passing game of the Patriots.
 
New York Giants (8-8) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
Sunday, 4:30 ET, FOX
EaglesAdam Caplan: Eagles 24-13
The Giant defense is really struggling and they don't match up well against the Eagle offense.
EaglesRandy Taylor: Eagles 28-10
Not having Shockey hurts the Giant's toughness and productivity, while the Eagles are on a roll with Garcia at the helm.

 


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