NFL Playoff Predictions 2012: Will the Defending Champions Repeat?

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NFL Playoff Predictions 2012: Will the Defending Champions Repeat?
Lombardi trophy

The 2012 NFL playoffs are almost upon us.

The defending Super Bowl champions—the Green Bay Packers—are the favorites to win it all. The New England Patriots are also always a favorite to win it all. The team that was the Super Bowl runner-up last year—the Pittsburgh Steelers—are also back in the dance.

The Houston Texans are here for the first time ever. The Bengals slipped into the playoffs with a rookie quarterback in Andy Dalton, and Tim Tebow leads the Broncos into the playoffs for the first time since Mike Shanahan was the coach.

The Baltimore Ravens are here and are also a tough out.

The New York Giants are coming in with a full head of steam after stomping the Cowboys for the NFC East Sunday night, and the Saints are the hottest team in the NFL right now and another favorite to win it all. The San Francisco 49ers are here for the first time since Jeff Garcia was the quarterback. The Falcons and Lions are always dangerous.

The question is: Who will win it all? Who will hoist the Lombardi trophy at the end? Here are my predictions for the 2012 playoffs.

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