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Divisonal Round open thread: staff picks, your picks, and more

The POD staff makes their picks for the divisional round playoff matchups.

Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

After a series of defensive showdowns on Wild Card Weekend, the Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles have all made it on to the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs. This weekend’s slate of games looks just as appealing as last week’s and we should be in for quite the treat.

The POD staff made their picks again this week. Here they are:


Name Chargers @ Pats Colts @ Chiefs Eagles @ Saints Cowboys @ Rams
Name Chargers @ Pats Colts @ Chiefs Eagles @ Saints Cowboys @ Rams
Justin Simon Chargers Chiefs Saints Rams
John Whiticar Chargers Chiefs Eagles Rams
Kyle Yost Pats Colts Saints Rams
Jerry Mallory Chargers Chiefs Eagles Rams
Ryan Keith Mathews Pats Chiefs Saints Rams
Mike Payton Pats Chiefs Saints Rams
Jeremy "Fearless Leader" Reisman Pats Chiefs Saints Rams
Levi Blue Chargers Chiefs Saints Rams
Chris Perfett Chargers Chiefs Eagles Rams
Mansur "lifelong LA Rams fan" Shaheen Chargers Chiefs Eagles Rams
Alex Reno Chargers Chiefs Saints Rams
Hamza Baccouche Chargers Chiefs Saints Cowboys
Kellie Rowe Pats Chiefs Eagles Rams

On the AFC side it seems like quite a few of us are expecting an upset in Foxborough, while Kyle Yost is the lone backer of the Colts as they travel to Arrowhead Stadium. On the NFC Side, there are a lot of believers in the Eagles, while I am the only one who thinks the Cowboys have a shot against the Rams.

Some big questions loom for these games: can Nick Foles continue to work magic for the Eagles and pull off a massive upset in New Orleans? Can the ground and pound game of the Cowboys keep up with Sean McVay’s high-octane attack? Let us know what you think as well as your Divisional round picks in the comments below.

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