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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.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18390667/2016-nfl-playoffs-primer-schedules-paths-super-bowl-li-matchup-possibilities-homefield-advantage

Starting bracket:

http://www.printyourbrackets.com/images/nflplayoffbracket.pdf

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My Picks!

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

Divisional Round:
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

Conference Championship:
AFC - Pittsburgh at New England - Pittsburgh
NFC - NY Giants at Atlanta - Atlanta

Super Bowl:
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.

Thanks!
-Kaz
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My only pick is Steelers: one and done. :evil: (doubt it, but a man can dream)

I'll try and put together my picks, it'll be hard trying to keep personal sentiment out though.
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Posted Jan 6, 17 · Last edited Jan 6, 17
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MY Picks:

Wildcard round:
Houston
Steelers
Giants
Seattle

Divisional Rounds:
NE
KC
Giants
ATL

Conference Rounds:
KC
Giants

Super Bowl:
Giants (although I love to see them beat the Patriots again)
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My only pick is Steelers: one and done. :evil: (doubt it, but a man can dream).

You're dead to me. :dizzy:

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18418254/iconic-eatery-bans-fish-prior-pittsburgh-steelers-game-vs-miami-dolphins
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Wild Card Round:
AFC - Miami vs Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
AFC - Oakland vs Houston - Oakland
NFC - Detroit vs Seattle - Seattle
NFC - NY Giants vs Green Bay - Green Bay

Divisional Round:
AFC - Pittsburgh vs Kansas City - Pittsburgh
AFC - Oakland vs New England - New England
NFC - Green Bay vs Dallas - Dallas
NFC - Seattle vs Atlanta - Atlanta

Conference Championship:
AFC - Pittsburgh vs New England - New England
NFC - Dallas vs Atlanta - Atlanta

Super Bowl:
New England vs Atlanta - New England


I don't see the Giants making it out of Lambeau this year, Rogers and Nelson are on fire. Hard to tell, Giants D is tough. It absolutely pains and galls me to pick the Cheatriots to win it all.. but Brady has clearly sold his soul at the crossroads to continue playing ball at a high level.

These picks are worth what you paid for them, I think the last time I picked a winning NFL bracket Bradshaw was still playing. :lol:
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I am a giants fan.. I hope they can beat GB and if they beat Dallas again this year thats like winning the Super Bowl anyways.
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My picks:

Wild Card Round:
AFC - Miami at Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
AFC - Oakland at Houston - Houston
NFC - Detroit at Seattle - Seattle
NFC - NY Giants at Green Bay - Green Bay

Divisional Round:
AFC - Pittsburgh at Kansas City - Kansas City (would prefer Pittsburgh, but KC is playing well and is at home)
AFC - Houston at New England - New England
NFC - Green Bay at Dallas - Dallas
NFC - Seattle at Atlanta - Atlanta

Conference Championship:
AFC - Kansas City at New England - New England
NFC - Atlanta at Dallas - Dallas

Super Bowl:
New England vs Dallas - New England (would prefer Dallas)
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Well bleh... No upsets at all leaves me at 2-for-2.

Dayhel and Sean go 3-1, and Dox plays home field advantage to a 4-0 WC round. Well done!
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Revised picks:

Divisional Round:
AFC - Pittsburgh vs Kansas City - Pittsburgh (unless Ben's foot is a factor, then KC is looking better)
AFC - Houston vs New England - New England
NFC - Green Bay vs Dallas - Dallas (sentimental pick is GB here, and Rogers = beast mode.. trouble in the def secondary though..
NFC - Seattle vs Atlanta - Atlanta

Conference Championship:
AFC - Pittsburgh vs New England - New England
NFC - Dallas vs Atlanta - Atlanta

Super Bowl:
New England vs Atlanta - New England (boo, hiss, rotten fruit thrown, etc)
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Posted Jan 10, 17
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