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With Wild Card weekend already in the books, it’s on to the Divisional Round of the Playoffs. This round sees the winners of the Wild Card games travel to the number 1 and number 2 seeds from each Conference.

In the AFC, the number 1 seed New England Patriots will be hosting Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. These teams have already come up against each other in week 15 of the Regular season with the Patriots winning 41-23.

The number 2 seed Baltimore Ravens will play host to the Houston Texans in the other game in the AFC. Houston will be hoping that rookie Quarterback T.J. Yates can step up against the dominating Ravens Defense.

The winners of these games will meet in the AFC Championship Game on January 22nd.

In the NFC, the number 1 seed Green Bay Packers will be hosting the in-form New York Giants. The Giants are coming off an impressive 24-2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and will be full of confidence heading into Lambeau Field.

The number 2 seed San Francisco 49ers will play host to the New Orleans Saints in the other game in the NFC. This game should be a thriller with the highly rated 49ers Defense going up against Drew Brees and the Saints high-scoring Offense.

The winners of these games will meet in the NFC Championship Game on January 22nd.

Can Tim Tebow lead the Broncos to another Playoff victory? Can the New York Giants pull off an upset against the number 1 seed Green Bay Packers? Let’s get to the predictions.

AFC

4. Denver Broncos at 1. New England Patriots

Day, time and channel: Sunday 1:00am Sky Sports 3

Prediction: Sorry Broncos fans, no Tebow magic in this one. Broncos 17 Patriots 31

3. Houston Texans at 2. Baltimore Ravens

Day, time and channel: Monday 1:00am Sky Sports 2

Prediction: In a low scoring game, this one comes down to Defense. Texans6 Ravens13

This would mean the AFC Championship Game would see the Baltimore Ravens on the road against the New England Patriots.

NFC

4. New York Giants at 1. Green Bay Packers

Day, time and channel: Sunday 9:30pm Sky sports 2

Prediction: Although the Giants are playing great, I can’t see them getting the upset in this one. Giants12 Packers20

3. New Orleans Saints 2. San Francisco 49ers

Day, time and channel: Saturday 9:30pm Sky Sports 3

Prediction: This one is the toughest to predict and I can see it going going down to the wire. Saints28 49ers25

This would mean the NFC Championship Game would see the New Orleans Saints on the road against the Green Bay Packers

So those are the predictions. Thanks for reading.

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Written by podgeoh92

January 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

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