Each week here at Arrowhead Addict the staff has picked the upcoming Kansas City Chiefs game. Unfortunately there will be no Kansas City Chiefs game today or tomorrow for that matter but at least we still have some football to entertain us before a long and uncertain offseason.
The staff will pick each game throughout the playoffs and we will keep track of records so that after the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, we can crown an Arrowhead Addict Staff Champion. We encourage you all to get in on the action as well by giving us your picks in the comments. We’ll tally them up and declare an AA Reader Playoff Champion as well.
Let’s take a look at the standings from last week’s picks:
Big Matt: 3-1
Adam T: 2-2
Double D: 1-3
Alright so we didn’t do so hot, well except for Big Matt. Unfortunately for Matt, the only one he got wrong was Chiefs/Raven
How did you all do? Let’s take a look at our top reader predictions from last week:
Only 4 readers got their picks in in time last week:
Now on with this week’s picks. Think you can pick the games better than the AA staff? Prove it.
Steelers 24, Ravens 23
Troy Polamalu is simply the best player in the NFL and I think he makes the difference here.
Falcons 27, Packers 17
Tony Gonzalez gets his first playoff win.
Bears 20, Seahawks 3
This one could be ugly.
Patriots 31, Jets 17
Jets get smoked like they did the last time these two teams met.
Nick Rodgers: (0-0)
Steelers 24, Ravens 21
Close game but Big Ben’s post season experience helps them win this one late at home.
Falcons 31, Packers 24
Matty Ice and Tony G come out on top at home against Aaron Rodgers and the drunken sconnies.
Bears 17, Seahawks 6
The carriage turns back into a pumpkin on the Seahawks when they run into a defense that’s legit.
Patriots 38, Jets 13
Rex and company meet up against an unstoppable force that no amount of trash talk can overcome.
Baltimore 17, Pittsburgh 13
Best game of the day as the Ravens pull out a hard fought win.
Green Bay 35, Atlanta 31
Pack wins in a fun, close shootout.
Chicago 21, Seattle 14
Battle of who gets to lose next week.
Pats turn on the afterburners.
Ravens 17, Steelers 13
Ha ha — the Ravens have to go out there and play again today! Boy, am I glad I’m not them! [Sigh.] But the Ravens have the convicts–I mean, the conviction–to put down a petty harasser like Roethlisberger.
Packers 24, Falcons 21
One-and-done again in January? That’s not what Tony G and his lovely wife October bargained for. “The Falcons don’t lose at home.” Uh, yes. Yes, they do.
Seahawks 17, Bears 28
Hey, remember how in October the Seahawks came into Soldier Field and beat the Bears? So do the Bears.
Jets 10, Patriots 38
Down three scores by halftime, Rex Ryan himself takes over behind center despite the fact that he must go into the game bareheaded, as none of the available helmets fit him. Almost immediately, he is involved in a vicious helmet-to-cranium hit. The Patriots defender is carried off on a stretcher, but will eventually be okay. Ryan, unfazed, is ejected.
Big Matt: (3-1)
Baltimore 17, Pittsburgh 9
If Baltimore keeps winning our humiliation is lessened, right?
Atlanta 31, Green Bay 28
I don’t care about this game at all, so I guess I’ll go with Tony.
Chicago 24, Seattle 10
It was fun, Seattle. But, you know, you’re still not very good.
Jets 28, pats 24
The Patriots got caught cheating and, even ignoring that, are probably the least likable franchise in the league. Emulate!
Steelers 28, Ravens 3
Packers 31, Falcons 28
Green Bay squeaks by.
Double D: (1-3)
Packers 24, Falcons 17
Clay Matthews and the Packers defense are a little too much for Matty Ice. Packers move on.
Steelers 31, Ravens 30
In a game where both defenses should dominate both Roethlisberger and Flacco each find ways to pick each other’s teams apart with Steelers getting 3 pointer as time runs out.
Seahawks 30, Bears 21
Seattle’s improbable playoff run stays alive.
Jets 10, Pats 49
Rex Ryan gets muzzled while his Jets get schooled.
Adam T: (2-2)
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