Twenty NFL teams have reached the end of their 2013-14 NFL journeys. For 12 others, their seasons are restarting. This upcoming playoff race doesn’t have a clear-cut dominant team. It’s anybody’s game and, if the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos aren’t on their A-game, they may find themselves as potential upset victims.
Week 18—also known as Wild Card weekend—have a few matchups which appear to have some very evenly-matched opponents. Can the Green Bay Packers avenge their 2013 NFC Divisional playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers? What about the Chiefs avenging a regular-season loss just two weeks ago to the Indianapolis Colts? Will the San Diego Chargers avenge an early loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? Will the New Orleans Saints’ playoff experience help them in a road contest against the Philadelphia Eagles?
Here are some NFL picks against the spread for 2013-14 Wild Card matchups. Spread winners with (- or +) next to team name. Straight winners listed at end of each game. All lines are from covers.com.
Team at Team (Winner:)
Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) (Winner: Colts)
New Orleans Saints (+2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles (Winner: Saints)
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-7) (Winner: Bengals)
San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) at Green Bay Packers (Winner: 49ers)
Observations and results on next page.