Saturday, January 5, 2013
NFL Wild Card Saturday Picks: CIN @ HOU, MIN @ GB
Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans, 4:30pm ET, NBC
The Texans are probably the better all-around team, but the Bengals are riding a hot streak while Houston has stumbled down the stretch. After holding the top seed in the AFC almost all year long, the Texans fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in Week 17.
Pick: The Bengals avenge last year's playoff loss to the Texans, winning 24-13
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers, 8:00pm ET, NBC
Even though the Vikings were able to stave off the Packers last week in Minnesota and make the playoffs thanks to a victory against the Packers, this week is a whole different animal. It's unlikely that Adrian Peterson rushes for nearly 200 yards again and even more unlikely that the Packers lose to the same team two weeks in a row.
Pick: The Packers avenge last week's loss to the Vikings, defeating Minnesota 37-31
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