Playoffs! Divisional Round Previews

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Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Panthers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Saints @ Seahawks

Pick: Saints

Just last week, I picked the Seahawks to play the Bengals in the Super Bowl. The Bengals went on vacation early and now I am predicting my other Super Bowl pick to join them on the beach. Common sense says the Seahawks, but my gut just feels like the Saints are going to win.

Why I Might be Right: 6 weeks ago, the Saints went to Seattle and got hammered. However, lest we not forget, going into that game, it was a toss-up over who was the better team in the NFC, the Seahawks or Saints. Nothing could have gone worse for the Saints that day. The weather was cold, it was raining, the Seahawks were playing well and the Saints were not playing as well as they had been earlier in the year. All added up to a thumping by the Seahawks. I don’t see that happening again. The Saints got “can’t win on the road” monkey off their back last week. They also got the “can’t win in poor weather” monkey off their back. As much as I like Wilson and the 12th man, I trust Brees and Peyton more than Wilson and Carroll.

Why I Might be Wrong: Because 6 weeks ago, the Saints went to Seattle and got hammered.