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NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round

Tom Brady is one win away from surpassing Joe Montana as the all-time winningest playoff QB.
<p> NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round, including the Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, Houston Texans at New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Lock of the Week
These two teams played in prime time six Sundays ago in Week 14 of the regular season, with New England beating Houston, 42–14. Expect another blowout this weekend.

Top 10 Individual Performances in the NFL in 2012

Tom Brady’s domination of Denver in last season’s playoffs tops Athlon’s list
<p> As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon looks at the top individual performances across sports this year. Here is the NFL's top 10 2012 single-game efforts.</p>

As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon will count down the top individual performances in each major sport from the year, culminating with a full list of the top 50 performances of the year.

It is important to remember that for the NFL, 2012 started with the end of the 2011 regular season and the playoffs, in addition to the first 15 weeks of the current season. That’s why Tom Brady’s record-tying performance against Denver in last season’s AFC Divisional Round comes in at No. 1 on this list, even though the game was played back in January.

San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

Two of the NFL’s best meet as the 49ers try to end the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak
<p> San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction</p>

The San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots face off tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC in what could potentially be a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. The 49ers (9-3-1) are trying to hold Seattle off for the top spot in the NFC West, while the Patriots (10-3) could potentially knock Houston from the top of the standings in the AFC. This also is a matchup of one of the league’s top defenses in San Francisco trying to slow down a New England offense that’s been lighting up the scoreboard most of the season.

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Continue Winning Ways In December

The New England Patriots crushed the Houston Texans on Monday night for another December win.
<p> The New England Patriots crushed the Houston Texans on Monday night for another December win at Foxborough for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.</p>

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Preview and Prediction

AFC East nighttime clash caps off Thanksgiving Day trifecta of games
<p> New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Preview and Prediction</p>

The New England Patriots look to build on their three-game lead in the AFC East as they take on the New York Jets in MetLife Stadium at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. The Patriots have won four games in a row, a streak that started with a 29-26 overtime victory against the Jets in Foxboro back in Week 7. The Jets snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a 27-13 win in St. Louis. Their record is 4-6 and they can ill afford another loss, especially in divisional play, if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 5

Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule, including Broncos at Patriots.
<p> NFL Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule, including Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, Houston Texans at New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings.</p>

NFL Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:

Cardinals (4-0) at Rams (2-2)
The Cardinals return to St. Louis, the city where the Birds played from 1960-87 before heading to the Valley of the Sun. The Cards are flying high, off to their best start in 38 years. In fact, Arizona has won 11 of its last 13 games dating back to last November.
Rams by 1

NFL Quarterbacks Rewrote Record Books in 2011

Numerous passing and rushing records set during historic season
<p> NFL Quarterbacks Rewrite Record Books in 2011</p>

NFL training camps are set to open in three weeks, but before we set our sights on the upcoming season, let’s take a look back at 2011. Although the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots to capture Super Bowl XLVI, the 2011 NFL season may as well go down in the history books simply as the Year of the Quarterback.

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