NFL Playoff predictions

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Geronimo Allison #81 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Jared Cook #89 against the Detroit Lions during fourth quarter at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
NFC Champions J. Brooks, sports anchor: New York Giants Chris Cichon, sports anchor: Seattle Seahawks Noah Frank, digital sports editor: Green Bay Packers Mike McMearty, program director: Seattle Seahawks Dave Preston, sports anchor: Green Bay Packers George Wallace, sports director: Green Bay Packers Jonathan Warner, sports anchor: New York Giants Rob Woodfork, sports anchor: Green Bay Packers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
AFC Champions J. Brooks, sports anchor: Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Cichon, sports anchor: New England Patriots Noah Frank, digital sports editor: New England Patriots Mike McMearty, program director: New England Patriots Dave Preston, sports anchor: New England Patriots George Wallace, sports director: New England Patriots Jonathan Warner, sports anchor: New England Patriots Rob Woodfork, sports anchor: New England Patriots (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Super Bowl LI Champions J. Brooks, sports anchor: Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Cichon, sports anchor: New England Patriots Noah Frank, digital sports editor: Green Bay Packers Mike McMearty, program director: Seattle Seahawks Dave Preston, sports anchor: New England Patriots George Wallace, sports director: New England Patriots Jonathan Warner, sports anchor: New England Patriots Rob Woodfork, sports anchor: New England Patriots (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Super Bowl MVP J. Brooks, sports anchor: Le’Veon Bell Chris Cichon, sports anchor: Tom Brady Noah Frank, digital sports editor: Aaron Rodgers Mike McMearty, program director: Russell Wilson Dave Preston, sports anchor: Tom Brady George Wallace, sports director: Tom Brady Jonathan Warner, sports anchor: Tom Brady Rob Woodfork, sports anchor: Tom Brady (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys fumbles the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
One bold prediction J. Brooks, sports anchor: Connor Cook wins his first start as the Raiders beat Houston. Chris Cichon, sports anchor: The Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants will both win their Wild Card matchups Noah Frank, digital sports editor: The Packers’ defense will actually bail out the offense once en route to a title Mike McMearty, program director: The Cowboys will go out in their first game played Dave Preston, sports anchor: The Cowboys bench Dak Prescott after a two-interception first half against Green Bay — only to have Tony Romo throw a deadly pick-six George Wallace, sports director: Rob Gronkowski returns and scores the game winning touchdown in the Super Bowl Jonathan Warner, sports anchor: The Falcons are one-and-done, losing their divisional round game Rob Woodfork, sports anchor: Alex Smith outplays Brady in the AFC title game but Pats win with three LeGarrette Blount TDs (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Dylan Buell)
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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Geronimo Allison #81 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Jared Cook #89 against the Detroit Lions during fourth quarter at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys fumbles the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — There are a few new faces and plenty of familiar ones in this year’s NFL playoff field. Who will be left standing as champions in Houston? The WTOP Sports staff takes its best guesses.


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