Voodoo’s postseason record:
Against the spread: 4-4
Straight up: 6-2
Over/Under: 4-4
 
Mike Procopio’s postseason record:
Against the spread: 4-4
Straight up: 5-3
Over/Under: 4-4
 

Sunday January 22nd @ 3:05pm ET
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons (-4.5)
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Over/Under: 61
Temperature: Indoor
Wind: Indoor
 

I’ve been going back & forth all week with the outcome of this game, and as much as I want to see the Packers advance to the Super Bowl, I really think they’re going to run out of gas in Atlanta. They just have too many injuries on both sides of the ball. I don’t see how the Packers D can contain the Falcons offense even a little bit. I can see the Falcons D forcing a couple stops on Green Bay. As cliche as it may sound, the only way Green Bay can escape with a win is if they win the turnover battle. If they can’t, then they’ll come up short.
Atlanta 38 – Green Bay 34

Voodoo’s picks:
Against the spread: Green Bay
Straight up: Atlanta
Over/Under: Over
 
Mike Procopio’s picks:
Against the spread: Atlanta
Straight up: Atlanta
Over/Under: Over
 

Sunday January 22nd @ 6:40pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots (-6)
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Over/Under: 51
Temperature: 38°
Wind: 9-14mph
 

This is another great matchup of powerful offenses against average defenses, led by Hall of Fame QBs. I think this one will feature more defense than the Packers/Falcons game, however, and more of a grind-it-out game flow. The run-heavy approach definitely favors the Steelers, so expect a really tight game down to the wire. If Pittsburgh wins, I won’t be surprised. But I can’t see Brady losing a game of this magnitude at home — he’s only lost 1 home game to an AFC opponent since 2007*. ONE, and it was a meaningless game against the Bills in 2014 when they had home field wrapped up. So I am going with the Patriots pulling out a tight one.
New England 31 – Pittsburgh 27
*Editor’s Note: I previously combined another stat with this one, which is now accurate. After publishing this post, I corrected the error.

Voodoo’s picks:
Against the spread: Pittsburgh
Straight up: New England
Over/Under: Over
 
Mike Procopio’s picks:
Against the spread: Pittsburgh
Straight up: New England
Over/Under: Under
 

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Voodoo Brown started playing fantasy football way back in 1994 — when you had to manually add up scores with the Monday edition of USA Today (yes, that’s how it was done). Since that time, he has amassed 11 titles and 6 runner-ups, with most of his success coming after 2003 (avg. participation of 2-3 leagues per year). These accomplishments are evidence that Voodoo steadily adjusts to the ebbs & flows of the ever-changing fantasy landscape. It’s a different game now than it was in 1994 — hell, even 2004. Rarely finishing as a doormat, Voodoo’s teams are always in the mix. If you want any roster or lineup feedback, you can message him at vb@voodoobrown.com, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)

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