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NFL Playoffs Picks, Aiding And A'Betting: Ravens-Chiefs, Packers-Eagles

Oh, what a difference a day makes. Upsets reigned supreme in the Saturday games, leaving Atlanta Falcons fans in the perhaps uncomfortable position of being Vick Fans #1.  If Philadelphia wins tonight, Seattle heads to the Georgia Dome on Saturday and the NFC Championship path is seemingly easier. If Aaron Rodgers and the Packers emerge victorious, they're Atlanta-bound - and the road is that much rockier. So swallow your pride, Atlanta fans, and root for #7 like it's 2004 up in here.

The picks:

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Baltimore (-3) @ Kansas City. The "better team" went down in both Saturday games, so my logic here isn't completely sound. But dammit, the Ravens are superior to the Chiefs at almost every position, and I have to believe the talent gap is wide enough to overcome KC's home field advantage. Of course, I could have typed the exact same words yesterday regarding New Orleans and Seattle.

The Ravens haven't actually lost a road game since their early November match-up in Atlanta, and that's my deciding factor here. Joe Flacco and the Ravens D should lead their team to a double-digit victory. PICK: Baltimore

Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Green Bay @ Philadelphia (-2). This is by far the hardest call of the weekend, which should send up warning flags considering most "experts" are 0-2 in the playoffs (I am also 0-2, but would never use the "expert" label outside of Die Hard and the collected works of Sylvester Stallone). There is nothing that would shock me here - a close game, a Packers blow-out, an Eagles runaway. So in the interest of putting something down, I'll side with the home team, pretty much because that's the way I'll be cheering.

And if you haven't heard, gambling based on "who you want to win" is generally a bad idea, so my advice: stay away. I just don't freaking know. PICK: Philadelphia

Playoffs: 0-2
Regular Season Total: 133-116-7

Lines via SBNation.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.