2009 Playoff Picks

Posted by Posted by Rich Brown On 12:21 PM

New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-2)
Last week the Jets smoked the Bengals, this weeks outcome will be much different. I have a feeling that last weeks lopsided loss may actually help the Bengals more than it does the Jets. You know the press have been drilling all of the Bengals players this week about last weeks loss, and I have a feeling this will serve as motivation for the Bengals. Jets fans are all excited about how well they ran the ball last week, lets not forget though that a majority of key Bengals defensive starters did not play. Both teams have a good defense, both can run the ball, so it comes down to quarterback play, big plus goes to Carlson Palmer. I think it’s a low scoring game, and the Bengals win by 3 or 4.

Cowboys(3.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles
We predicted this one right last week and hopefully again this week. Last week I said that Philly should win this game, but I had a hunch Dallas will get the victory. I’m going to take Dallas again this week because Philly refuses to run the ball, and to win in the playoffs you’re going to need to run the rock. The lack of running allows Dallas’s defensive ends to get up field quickly, and put pressure on McNabb. Philadelphia needs time for it’s big play offense to strike, and without a running game present this will never happen. Take the Cowboys and lay the 3.5.