1- Raiders at Texans
No matter the score the biggest loser of this game is ESPN who paid a ton to get this playoff game. This game has the feeling of last year’s wildcard game the Texans played versus the Chiefs. Only difference may be it is Osweiler instead of Hoyer which means it could be uglier. I know the Texans could have won the Mexico game but I like the Raiders here. Even with Connor Cook making his first NFL start. I think it gives them a better chance than McGloin and Osweiler is already soiling his pants thinking of Mack.
Raiders 27 Texans 10
2- Lions at Seahawks
All season I felt the Lions were better than most and the Seahawks were not as good. But the idea that the Lions have not beaten a playoff team worries me. I think both of these teams are non-contenders. Yes, even Seattle. I just think the Lions cannot win outdoors in a place like Seattle. Zach Zenner may be the best white running back according to Michael Bennett but that doesn’t mean a lot and the Lions would need to run the ball to win this. And I don’t see it happening.
Seahawks 20 Lions 17
3- Dolphins at Steelers
All the home teams can’t win, right? Well, here is your upset of the weekend. I do think the Dolphins with Matt Moore go to Pittsburgh and knock off the Steelers. I just don’t believe in this Steelers team like most. The defense is suspect and the offense has the names but they don’t always show up. And I think Suh and Wake can cause some problems for Big Ben. I think Ben turns it over a couple times early and the Dolphins confidence grows as the game goes on. And the Pats get another gift in the end.
Dolphins 17 Steelers 16
4- Giants at Packers
History says the Giants go into Lambeau and come out winners. It has happened twice in the recent past and the Giants defense is playing at a high level. Beckham is unstoppable at times and Manning has stepped it up come playoff time. Not so fast. I have been saying this Giants team is not as good at the record states and they probably wish their record was a little worse. Because I think they would have won in Seattle, but not this time in Green Bay. I think the Packers front dominates the Giants offensive line and Eli becomes a turnover machine.
Packers 34 Giants 17