Seattle 17, Atlanta 13: The Falcons had yet another good regular season, but they have yet to prove themselves in the playoffs.
A strong Seattle defense should give quarterback Matt Ryan and his potent offense fits all day long. Ryan is 0-3 in the playoffs and a battle against a red hot Seattle team would not be something he would look forward to.
On the other side of the ball, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch should be able to pound it all day long against a bottom-tier Falcons rushing defense.
San Francisco 31, Green Bay 28: The 49ers were just a couple of plays away from reaching the Super Bowl last year and now have a more potent offense behind Colin Kaepernick, who has since replaced Alex Smith.
The emergence of receiver Michael Crabtree, who turned in a 13-catch, 172-yard, two-TD performance last week, should really help San Francisco in what could be a shootout at Candlestick Park.
The Niners boast a strong defense, but Aaron Rodgers is hard to stop. They also have to worry about a struggling kicking game, but the 49ers should have enough to get back to the NFC title game.
Denver 28, Baltimore 17: The Broncos have been on fire lately, thanks mostly to MVP candidate Peyton Manning. They are the most balanced team in the NFL as they also have a strong defense led by Von Miller. Manning looks destined to get back to the Super Bowl for the third time after missing all of 2011 due to neck surgery.
Baltimore has enough in them to keep it competitive, but Denver should prove too much to handle in this one.
New England 31, Houston 21: When these two teams met in the regular season, the Texans had absolutely no answer for Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Houston bunch is not really playoff tested and will be going up against a head coach and quarterback who have reached five Super Bowls.
This could turn into a bit of a shootout, but look for Brady to nail down a rematch with his old buddy Peyton Manning.