2018 NFL Wild Card Picks


NFL 2018 playoff picks. Wild Card round.

Each week of the season Hammer Down gave their predictions for the winner of each NFL game. We did rather well finishing 162-89 despite a 7-9 showing during the last week of the season.

Now we move on to the playoffs and the final 12 teams, all with one goal in mind, a Super Bowl win.

First up is the Wildcard weekend. I’ll take my picks for the winners below.


Titans @ Chiefs


Falcons @ Rams


Bills @ Jaguars


Panthers @ Saints








Week 17 Pick Them


12-2 in week 16, 155-80 overall.

Redskins @ Giants

Jets @ Patriots

Bears @ Vikings

Packers @ Lions

Texans @ Colts

Browns @ Steelers

Cowboys @ Eagles

49ers @ Rams

Raiders @ Chargers

Chiefs @ Broncos

Jaguars @ Titans

Saints @ Buccaneers

Bills @ Dolphins

Cardinals @ Seahawks

Panthers @ Falcons

Bengals @ Ravens











Pick Them Week 15


7-9 week 14, 130-75 overall

Broncos @ Colts

Bears @ Lions

Chargers @ Chiefs

Texans @ Jaguars

Ravens @ Browns

Packers @ Panthers

Dolphins @ Bills

Bengals @ Vikings

Cardinals @ Redskins

Eagles @ Giants

Jets @ Saints

Rams @ Seahawks

Titans @ 49ers

Patriots @ Steelers

Cowboys @ Raiders

Falcons @ Buccaneers






Pick Them Week 14


Through week 14 13-3 week 13 and 123-66.

Saints @ Falcons

Colts @ Bills

Cowboys @ Giants

Lions @ Buccaneers

Raiders @ Chiefs

49ers @ Texans

Packers @ Browns

Bears @ Bengals

Vikings @ Panthers

Redskins @ Chargers

Jets @ Broncos

Titans @ Cardinals

Eagles @ Rams

Seahawks @ Jaguars

Ravens @ Steelers

Patriots @ Dolphins






Rebels Rebelling


A we move toward Christmas; college football bowl season is upon us. However, one team will not be joining in the party. The Mississippi Rebels.

The Rebels were placed under investigation and had a head coach resign prior to the start of the year. The university then gave itself a one-year ban from playing in a bowl game.
However, the NCAA is extending that penalty an extra year and imposing additional punishments. The Rebels will lose scholarships, be fined almost 200,000 and be on four years of probation. Though the bowl ban is only this year and an extra one not two years plus the self-imposed year.

The Rebels went 6-6 this season with an interim coach.
These seem to be pretty fair punishments. I mean one of the charges is academic fraud and paying off potential recruits. Pretty serious stuff.

It maybe competitive Sec football, but this is ridiculous. Good too see them earn a fair punishment.


Pick Them Week 13


112-63 through week 12 after going 12-4 during that week.

Redskins @ Cowboys

Vikings @ Falcons

Texans @ Titans

Chiefs @ Jets

Broncos @ Dolphins

Colts @ Jaguars

Buccaneers @ Packers

Lions @ Ravens

Patriots @ Bills

49ers @ Bears

Browns @ Chargers

Giants @ Raiders

Panthers @ Saints

Rams @ Cardinals

Eagles@ Seahawks

Steelers @ Bengals