Vikings will surprise
The reeling Texans will get it together enough to defeat the Bengals, who will fail to win the rematch of last year's wild-card game. The Bengals have won seven of eight games, but their run ends here.
Seahawks look good
Los Angeles Times
Even though Houston is coming off three losses in four games, I like the Texans at home against a Bengals team that was 3-5 on the road this season.
It's hard to bet against the Packers at home, especially with an inexperienced Christian Ponder at quarterback for the Vikings. Adrian Peterson will have a big night, but I still like the Packers.
I'll take the Colts over the Ravens, who have lost four of five.
And in the finale, I like the Seahawks at Washington. The Redskins aren't going to be able to run on the Seahawks the way they ran on the Cowboys. The Seahawks struggled on the road for most of the season, but they won in Chicago in December and crushed the Bills in Toronto.
Texans get it together
The Morning Call
The four winners in the NFL playoffs this weekend will be the Texans, Packers, Ravens and Seahawks.