Guts. Gut-check time. Whatever you want to call it. The NFL playoffs always boil down to whether key players have the fortitude to make the big plays when the game is on the line.
That's probably why I won't be impacting the remainder of the games. My gut told me to trust the Ray Lewis-inspired Baltimore Ravens, but my brain talked me out of it.
This continuing struggle between my brain and my gut is akin to the Cold War. A win by either will assure their mutual destruction because they often contradict themselves, leaving no other route but a total annihilation of my record.
Such is gambling.
So who will win? Click through to find out in my NFL picks against the spread for the conference championships.
Last Week's Record: 3-1
Playoff Record: 4-4
All lines provided by footballlocks.com.