I'm a huge Steelers fan, so anytime they're in the playoffs I get excited. I'm putting out a bracket challenge for anyone who wants to throw in a guess, no money on the line, just bragging rights. And of course I'm picking the Steelers all the way!
Remember that the teams re-seed after the Wild Card round, so the #1 seed in each division hosts the lowest remaining seed, and the #2 seed hosts whoever's left. For the conference championship, the highest seeded remaining team hosts the lower seeded team.
Ex: If Miami beats Pittsburgh, Miami goes to New England in the Divisional Round because they're the 6 seed. If Pittsburg beats Miami, they'll go to Kansas City and New England hosts whoever wins Houston/Oakland.
Wild Card Round:
AFC - Miami at Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
AFC - Oakland at Houston - Oakland
NFC - Detroit at Seattle - Seattle
NFC - NY Giants at Green Bay - NY Giants
AFC - Pittsburgh at Kansas City - Pittsburgh
AFC - Oakland at New England - New England
NFC - NY Giants at Dallas - NY Giants
NFC - Seattle at Atlanta - Atlanta
AFC - Pittsburgh at New England - Pittsburgh
NFC - NY Giants at Atlanta - Atlanta
Pittsburgh vs Atlanta - Pittsburgh!
Steelers/Patriots is going to be a rough game, and I'm probably giving NY more credit than they're due, but they did beat Dallas twice already. I also think Atlanta is very underrated.
Anyone else want to throw up a guess? I tried to find a bracket that could be filled out and saved but nothing jumped out at me.