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Cowboys, Colts out

January 15, 2008|By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent

The Super Bowl is only three weeks away after the second round of playoffs this past weekend, including two upsets Sunday.

The best game this week was between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Green Bay had home-field advantage, but it wasn't looking so hot when Packers running back Ryan Grant lost two fumbles and Seattle scored on both. Green Bay finally got it together and managed to pull off a stunning victory over Seattle, 42-20.

I went 3-1 with my picks this week (36-32 for the season), my only loss being Dallas' loss to New York. The Giants won, 21-17, after Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw an interception in the end zone on the Cowboys' final drive. I correctly picked Green Bay over Seattle, New England over Jacksonville (31-20), and San Diego over Indianapolis (28-24).

Who would have thought that the Chargers would pull off a third straight win over the Colts? I sure did. Even though their last matchup was in San Diego, it made no difference when the Chargers came to Indy. The Chargers managed to change up their offense at the best times to keep the Colts defense guessing. Even when the Chargers lost quarterback Philip Rivers and running back LaDainaian Tomlinson, they kept their cool and pulled off a tough victory.

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This week, I predict San Diego will fall to New England and New York will fall to Green Bay. San Diego might have been able to defeat the Colts, but the Patriots are a whole other story. The Chargers will need everything they've got and the Pats will shut down the Chargers' running game.

The Giants have a nine-game road streak going right now, but it will come to a screeching halt in Green Bay. The weather is bad up there and Giants quarterback Eli Manning will wind up having trouble sitting in the pocket. It's going to take all Manning's got to even come close to winning.

Only 19 days stand between now and the Super Bowl. It all comes down to this.

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