Well it’s January and besides it being College Bowl Season, it is also the start of the second season of the NFL. It’s time for the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Playoffs. You make it all the way to the Super Bowl and you have a date in Miami in February.

Before I make my predictions, I would like to add a disclaimer. I have sucked at doing predictions on here so I would highly advise not to bet on the games using my advice. Now onto the 1st round predictions.

Saturday’s games

AFC: Indianapolis vs Kansas City. Peyton and the offense will be too much for Kansas City. Larry Johnson will rush for over 150 yards but that won’t be enough to get the job done. I’ll take Indianapolis in this one.

NFC: Seattle vs Dallas. Seattle’s top receiver, Darrell Jackson and most of the offensive line probably will not play in the game. For Dallas, the game will go as Tony Romo plays. I think Romo bounces back and throws for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. 2 of them to Terrell Owens. I’ll take Dallas in this one.

Sunday’s games

New England Patriots vs NY Jets. The Patriots are usually unstoppable at home during the playoffs since Brady took over at QB. Having no real “weapons” to throw to, the Pats will rely on Corey Dillion and Lawrence Maroney. Pennington has been finding Jericho Cotchery and Laverenus Coles alot lately and I expect him to do the same. But I will take the Patriots in this one.

Philadelphia Eagles vs NY Giants. Jeff Garcia has led the Eagles since taking over for an injured Donovan McNabb and quite successfully I must say. If Brian Westbrook can get going, the Eagles might have a chance. For the Giants, if Tiki does what he did last week, the Giants will win. I’ll take the Giants in this one.

Also on Saturday, we have a little annual battle going on. The Tennessee women come to the Hartford Civic Center to take on the UCONN Lady Huskies. It should be an interesting game. Tennessee had trouble in their big game against UNC earlier this season. UCONN has really only been tested once against Purdue and even that wasn’t that close. The Lady Huskies have struggled lately in the first half but pulled it together late to win. As far as the Lady Huskies go, they need to get Mel Thomas the ball so she can shoot more often. She took only two shots in the game last year. As far as UT goes, Candace Parker will need her supporting cast to step up for the Lady Vols. Mel Thomas and Renee Montgomery both struggled in the game last year so it will be interesting to see how they play. I like the UCONN Lady Huskies in this one in a very tight game. The game is on CBS nationally at 4 PM.

One more UCONN thing here. The UCONN men go down to Baton Rouge, LA to face the Tigers of LSU. More on this tomorrow. One more thing. If you have missed college football bowl games, don’t forget to watch the International Bowl tomorrow. The Cincinnati Bearcats will be taking on Western Michigan. That game is on ESPN2 at 12 noon.

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