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Written by Denis Krusos   
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:41

Season To Date: 34-20


Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5): Seattle did not rush the quarterback well against Detroit.  They will need consistent pressure to slow down the NFL’s highest scoring offense.  The Seahawks must run the ball to limit Atlanta’s opportunities.  Seattle’s running game has been inconsistent all season. This should be a shootout as Atlanta’s defense can be run and passed on.  The Falcons are at home and have the better running game.  Atlanta outscores Seattle.  Falcons 30- Seahawks 26.


Houston Texans (10-7) at New England Patriots (14-2): The Pats buried the Texans earlier in the season and that was with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.  Houston has a very good defense, but they will be on the field a lot versus New England.  The Texans will not be able to sustain many drives against New England’s tough defense.  Brock Osweiler has a long, cold night.  Patriots 34- Texans 6.


Pittsburgh Steelers (12- 5) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): Pittsburgh routed the Chiefs in Kansas City earlier in the season. The Chiefs, however, are a much better team now and far more explosive.  The Chiefs have the pass rushers to pressure Ben Roethlisberger.  Pittsburgh’s defense is improving, but the young defenders are not quite ready to win a road playoff game.  The Steelers’ skill position players put up a good fight, but fall short.  Kansas City 24- Pittsburgh 21.


Green Bay Packers (11-6) at Dallas Cowboys (13-3): Aaron Rodgers is playing the best football of his career, but it will not be enough to beat the Cowboys in Dallas.  The Cowboys ran the ball extremely well against Green Bay earlier in the season and they will do so again.  Rodgers can’t work his magic from the sidelines.  Dallas is the healthier team and will punish the Packers with their offensive line.  Dallas wears down Green Bay in the 2nd half and pull away.  Cowboys 30- Packers 27.







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