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Picking winners for Wild Card Weekend

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Our regular-season records are locked in. Now it's time to see who can pick the most games right in the playoffs.

The biggest disagreements came in the first game of the weekend. Three of us took the Cincinnati Bengals over the Houston Texans in the wild-card round. That sentence would have blown my mind six weeks ago, but the Bengals' defense is the most dominant unit in this game.

We mostly agreed otherwise, with all five of us picking the Green Bay Packers (no surprise) to beat the Minnesota Vikings. We also were unified in seeing the Baltimore Ravens ending the Chuckstrong comeback story with the Indianapolis Colts (I'm surprised it was unanimous).

After much internal debate, Marc Sessler was the only writer to take the Washington Redskins over the Seattle Seahawks. They have a seven-game winning streak, Robert Griffin III, and they are at home. That's how much respect we have for the Seahawks. Happy playoffs.

-- Gregg Rosenthal

WILD-CARD WEEKEND PICKS
 

Bengals at Texans
(on Twitter #CINvsHOU)

Vikings at Packers
(on Twitter #MINvsGB)

Colts at Ravens
(on Twitter #INDvsBAL)

Seahawks at Redskins
(on Twitter #SEAvsWAS)

Week 17 record:
11-5
8-8
9-7
12-4
11-5

Regular-season record:
169-86
150-105
163-92
176-79*
158-97*

First-place finishes:
6
0
6
10
2

Last-place finishes:
1
8
3
1
7

Hero picks**:
4
3
10
10
6

 


* Based on nobility.
** Only person to pick a game right.

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