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NFC Divisional Playoff Weekend Preview

Here we are at the Divisional Round of the playoffs. If we don’t stop to enjoy this time of the sports year, it will quickly pass us by. I’m coming off a 2-2 picks session last week. Not perfect, but perfectly mediocre. Although, the two correct picks were the two games I bet in real life. The Texans and Giants did not disappoint. And, I believe you could see that those were my two solid picks based on what I wrote last week.

I’m starting with the NFC this time for the Divisional Round. It’s a clear build up toward the Denver – New England match-up.

Saturday (4:30 PM EST)

Saints (-3.5) @ 49ers

It’s Thursday morning. Despite being the lower seed, a mediocre team on the road and facing a very good defense, the public is all over the Saints this Saturday in their game in San Francisco.

It’s not surprising that the public is liking a high powered offense that’s favored. Yet, the Saints have looked mortal against much worse teams this season on the road. However, I am joining the masses on this one.

Since their road collapses at Tampa Bay and at Saint Louis, the Saints have been rolling. That includes two wins against the Lions, two wins against the Falcons and a win against the Giants. During that time period, the 49ers have two wins that I would call marquee. That’s a win against the Giants and a win against the Steelers.

How will this game do? A good defense against a good offense — sounds intriguing. I think the Saints will put up 30+ points. Since their bye-week the Saints have played seven games (including last weekend against Detroit). During this time period, the team ha averaged 39.8 points. Reaching 30 shouldn’t be an issue, even against a quality 49ers defense.

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Shares Of Packers Stock Go On-sale This Morning

This guy isn’t quite as much an owner as, say, Jerry Jones. But, he is indeed a minority owner of an NFL team. That team is the always hokey Green Bay Packers.

A total of 4,750,937 shares are owned by the Packer fans.

The entire reason to pump money into this team is to show support. The motive to the fan is no financial in nature. In order to keep no one from acquiring a majority stake in the team, it is prohibited for any person from owning more than 200,000 shares.

Outside of Packer Nation, should we care about this event?

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Monday Morning Hangover!

Every Monday of the NFL season we post a picture or video that sums up why we love NFL Sundays. It’s the Monday Morning Hangover! View previous week’s hangovers here.

The Packers are so good their games have become like a Varsity vs. JV scrimmage.

Here’s Charles Woodson congratulating Hakeem Nicks on a nice touchdown catch. This reminds me that I must reiterate an earlier point; I hope no one outside of Wisconsin is rooting for this team. There is one exception — those football fans in New Jersey. They just pick whatever team is good at the time and hitch on to their parade. I’d anticipate many of the Jerseyites are chesseheads do to the team’s longstanding history. And that’s really fine. They have little else going for them down there in Jers’, just like up there in ‘Consin.