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Over/Unders: NFL Playoffs

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Mason Crosby. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Here  are this week’s Over/Unders from The McNeil and Spiegel Show.

3:30 TOMORROW – BRONCOS HOST RAVENS ON CBS
Peyton Manning Owns the Ravens
9-2 in his career vs. Baltimore.  2-0 in playoff games.
20 TD passes to 8 INT in his career vs. Baltimore
Averages 263 pass yards per contest vs. Ravens
Ravens allowed 228 pass yards per game in 2012…17th fewest
Manning averaged 291 pass yards a game this year
O/U for Peyton Manning Pass Yards vs. Ravens:  265.5
Mac and Spiegs both go over

Ray Lewis Tackles
Had a very good game vs. Colts despite dropped INT
Moved decently in pass coverage, recorded 13 tackles
Didn’t play vs. Broncos in first meeting this year
Averaged 9.5 tackles per game this season
O/U for Ray Lewis Tackles vs. Broncos:  8.5
Mac – Over           Spiegs – Under

7:00 TOMORROW  – PACKERS AT 49ERS ON FOX
Aldon Smith Sacks
Recorded 19.5 sacks in 2012 season
0 came after Justin Smith got hurt vs. Patriots (2.5 games)
Smith will go with triceps injury…will he be difference maker?
Packers allow many sacks.  51 were second most to Arizona.
O/U for Aldon Smith Sacks:  1.5
Mac – Over           Spiegs – Under

Missed Field Goals
Comparing Rodgers to Kaepernick seems like an unfair fight, no fun
Two of the worst kickers based on FG percentage this season
Mason Crosby:  16 of 21 (63.6%) and David Akers:  29 of 42 (69%)
18 total missed field goals between the two this season
O/U for Missed Field Goals in SF/GB:  1.5
Mac and Spiegs both go over

SUNDAY – 12:00 START – SEAHAWKS AT FALCONS ON FOX
Matt Ryan – Finally Play Well Enough to Win Playoff Game?
56-22 during regular season as a starter.  0-3 in playoffs.
127 TD passes to 60 INT in regular season games.  3 TD, 4 INT in PO’s.
League high 68.6 completion percentage this season
90.9 career passer rating.  99.1 this year.  71.2 in post season.
O/U for Matt Ryan Passer Rating vs. Seattle:  85.5
Mac – Over           Spiegs – Under

Seahawks Rushing Attack
Unstoppable on road last month or so
In last 3 road contests (SEA 3-0), they average 223.3 rush yds per game
(At Chicago, At Buffalo (in Toronto), and At Washington last week)
Atlanta allows 4.8 yards per rush attempt on year, 123.2 per game
Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch have enough left to get to NFC Title Game?
O/U for Seahawks Rushing Yards vs. Atlanta:  155.5
Mac and Spiegs both go over

SUNDAY – 3:30 START – TEXANS AT PATRIOTS ON CBS
Brady Dominate the Texans Again??
21 of 35 for 296 yards and 4 touchdowns in first meeting vs. Houston
42-14 Patriots won the first meeting
Aaron Rodgers went 24 of 37 for 338 yards and 6 TD in HOU earlier this year
Brady did all that without Rob Gronkowski…and he’s back Sunday
O/U for Tom Brady Touchdown Passes vs. Texans:  3.5
Mac – Under                  Spiegs – Over

JJ Watt Show Up This Time in New England
No sacks, just two tackles and no pass deflections in first meeting in NE.
Watt led league with 20 and a half sacks this year
16 pass deflections on the year for Watt, 2 more last week
Watt Over Unders:  Sacks – 0.5       Pass Deflections:  1.5
Sacks:  Both go over
Pass Deflections:  Both go Under

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