It's time to go back to the brackets, as Senior NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller and I offer our picks for the NFL postseason, including seedings, matchups and results for every game through the Super Bowl.
Once again, Matt and I agree to disagree on most of the playoff picture. Though we have similar tastes in the AFC, we've ranked those teams differently. And of course, we have different teams advancing through the divisional round and conference championship games.
It's tough to argue with Houston as the No. 1 seed. While New England might not be a clear-cut No. 2 seed yet, the Pats aren't getting a lot of competition for that other first-round bye. After that, the AFC is a bit of a crapshoot. Pittsburgh looks primed to catch Baltimore in the North, Denver looks like the class of the West, and two teams with rookie quarterbacks—Miami and Indianapolis—are giving their clubs impressive performances as they hunt for a pair of AFC wild-card berths.
In the NFC, as usual, Matt and I diverge more significantly. Atlanta still hasn't lost, and its first-round bye seems to be a foregone conclusion. But can the Falcons actually win a playoff game? Matt and I also have takes on who gets in from the NFC North, and whether the once-forgotten NFC West has a chance of sending two teams to the playoffs.
Join Matt and me as we make our weekly venture into the great unknown. Remember, it's never too early to make your own predictions in the comments below—or just give us grief for ours. That's how it works.
As always, thanks for watching.