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Wild card playoff picks

The push for the Super Bowl begins in earnest later today, with more than an outside chance of all four home teams losing this weekend.

Will it happen?

Take a look below.

Saints at Seahawks: The Seahawks are the first team with a losing record to make the playoffs. Does it make them a lock to lose? When the Cardinals made the playoffs two seasons ago, they were considered a lock to lose in the first round. That, of course, didn't happen and they made it to the Super Bowl. I think that's where the parallel ends, even though the Saints have never won a playoff game on the road and are missing two running backs. Drew Brees should have a field day. Saints 34-17.

Jets at Colts: This is a rematch of last year's AFC title game. Rex Ryan makes it very easy to root against the Jets in this one. New York has been uneven down the stretch and Peyton Manning has had success against Ryan-coached teams. When it comes down to it, however, I don't see Mark Sanchez making a big play for the Jets. Colts 24-23.

Ravens at Chiefs: The Chiefs looked awful against the Raiders last week. The Ravens should be able to contain the Chiefs' running game and cause plenty of problems for Matt Cassel. Joe Flacco and Ray Rice should get back on track in this one. Ravens 19-7.

Packers at Eagles: This should be the game of the weekend. Mike Vick has trouble against blitzing teams, something the Packers do very well. The Packers have no running game, but they have Aaron Rodgers. Will it be enough against Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeShawn Jackson? It should. Packers 31-28.


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