Danny O'Neil's NFL playoff predictions
TV Clicks and Picks Analysis and predictionsby Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times Saturday's games Time Pick Baltimore at Denver 1:30 p.m p.m. (Ch. 7) Broncos...
TV Clicks and Picks
Analysis and predictionsby Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times
|Baltimore at Denver||1:30 p.m. (Ch. 7)||Broncos, 27-24|
|Denver is 13-3 at home in playoffs, and riding 11-game winning streak.|
|Green Bay at San Francisco||5 p.m. (Ch. 13)||Packers, 24-20|
|Packers have won 4 of 5 postseason meetings between the teams.|
|Seattle at Atlanta||10 a.m. (Ch. 13)||Falcons, 34-31|
|Falcons made playoffs for third year in a row, a franchise first.|
|Houston at New England||1:30 p.m. (Ch. 7)||Patriots, 38-27|
|Patriots won 42-14 in regular-season meeting on Dec. 10.|
Playoff record: 4-0. Regular season: 152-83-1 (.646)
Green Bay at San Francisco, 5 p.m. (Ch. 13)
The teams met in Week 1, San Francisco winning 30-22. That was one of only two games the 49ers allowed an opponent to score more than 20 points this season and still won. The Packers have failed to score 20 points only twice this season. The 49ers will have defensive lineman Justin Smith back, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be, and San Francisco's defense was very different without him.