As we all, things change in the playoffs. Pressure is on, and the defenses come out to play in the Divisional round. Being a Philly fan, I'm going to be accused of being biased, but here are my predictions and I'll explain myself after.
Dallas at Seattle: Seattle (Tony Romo crushed in his first playoff appearance)
New York at Philadelphia: Philadelphia (Giants' loss of discipline gives Philly the edge)
Kansas City at Indy: KC (KC Run game too much for Indy D)
New York at New England: New England
Seattle at Chicago: Seattle (Chicago D tightens on a Seattle shaky offense)
Philadelphia at New Orleans: Philly (Eagles D holds down the Saints offense and the Eagles offense pulls off a close win; Saints choke in playoff appearance)
New England at San Diego: San Diego (Close game)
KC at Baltimore: Baltimore (Baltimore D shuts down KC offense)
Philly at Chicago: Philly (Once again, Eagles D holds down the offense. Very close game.)
Baltimore at San Diego: San Diego (Defensive struggle, SD comes away with it)
Philly at San Diego: SD (SD is no match for Philly
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As of right now, Philadelphia has the most momentum going into the post season for the NFC. The next team with the most would be New Orleans. Chicago's shaky offense will be exposed later in the playoffs, but the defense will prevail early. Dallas, New York, and Seattle are too unstable to progress in the playoffs. New Orleans has the top rated offense, Chicago has the best defense, and Philadelphia is very balanced over the past few weeks. Chicago's lack of a complete, consistent offense will prevent them from going all the way. The New Orleans defense and playoff pressure will prevent their advance. Philadelphia's balance on offense and stout defense over the past few weeks will continue through the playoffs and allow them to fight through a weak NFC group.
San Diego and Baltimore are the two most dangerous teams in the AFC. The running game and defense for both teams are dangerous and solid. This will carry them to the AFCCG, where San Diego will continue to the Superbowl. New England could also pull off an upset or two, and continue talk of being a "dynasty". Indy's shaky run game and horrible run D will cause them to lose out early. KC will advance past Indy on the legs of Larry Johnson and pull off the upset. NYJ is a young, talented team... but it isn't their year.
Thats my thoughts. Am I an NFL analyst, no, this is just my thoughts after watching these teams for 17 weeks. Its what I think will happen, which isnt always the obvious (such as KC beating Indy). I love Philadelphia, but honestly from a non-biased perspective, I see them making a run to the Superbowl, or at least the NFCCG.