The Prophet’s football picks
One of the most exciting weekends in pro football is upon as the wild cards games go today and Sunday.
Kansas City Chief (11-5) at Houston Texans (9-7) -
This should be a low-scoring game. Both teams got off to poor starts but both have been hot of late. Chiefs QB Alex Smith does not turn the ball over and in my view that’s the difference. Chiefs are three-point favourites and they’ll cover.
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) -
The teams split two contests this season and it’s an even-money game, but the Steelers in the last two games lost to lowly Baltimore and struggled in a modest win against Cleveland. If the Bengals are ever to win a playoff game, this is it, especially against the Steelers without DeAngelo Williams. Besides Bengals QB Andy Dalton is back.
Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at Minnesota Vikings (11-5) -
Seattle mauled Minnesota 38-7 a month ago. The Seahawks get powerful runner Marshawn Lynch back and QB Russell Wilson is red-hot. Seattle wins in a rout and covers the five-point spread.
Green Bay Packers (10-6) at Washington Redskins (9-7) -
In another even-money game, the Packers are 4-6 in their last 10 games and QB Aaron Rodgers has been clobbered. The Skins are not great but they’ve won four straight and their form suggests they’ll beat a sagging Green Bay club.