The bankroll continued to profit last weekend as I played three games and won them all. For the week, I picked up another $600 and now show a profit of $2,700 for the season. I'll take those numbers any time.
My best pick last week, Pittsburgh, delivered an easy win, and I also won with Green Bay and Seattle.
How about those Packers? You know, that team that many national experts gave up on two months ago? Aaron Rodgers is playing brilliant football, and Mike McCarthy's play calling has been just as stellar.
So, can Green Bay win this week? No doubt about it. On paper, Dallas has the edge, but the Packers are playing as well as any team in the league, and that includes the Cowboys.
Last week, my cohort Bri Bernhardt and I had Green Bay winning. I had the Packers winning by seven (31-24) and Bernhardt had Green Bay winning by two (23-21). Both of us picked the Packers to win the Super Bowl before the season started.
I think the Packers have a great shot this week, with or without Jordy Nelson. Green Bay's defense has come up big the last month. Can it contain the Dallas running game? That's the key. I actually think the Packers might win, but I can't pull the trigger. I'm taking the Cowboys by a 31-28 score.
Bernhardt has more courage than I've got. She's taking the Green and Gold. She likes the Packers in a thriller, winning with a late score by a 24-23 score.
In other playoff games, I'm going with Pittsburgh over Kansas City (31-21), New England over Houston (34-10) and Atlanta over Seattle (31-20).
Bernhardt's picks are Pittsburgh over Kansas City (23-20), New England over Houston (28-14) and Seattle over Atlanta (24-17).
We have two picks that are different. Who will come out on top?
My top play this week will be New England (minus-16) over Houston. Give me $300 on the Patriots.
In other plays for $100, I'm taking Pittsburgh (plus-2) over Kansas City and Atlanta (minus-4) over Seattle.
Starting bankroll: $5,000
Won last week: $600
Current bankroll: $7,700