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NFL playoff picks: From wild-card weekend to Super Bowl

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Credit: AP/Butch Dill

Super Bowl LIII is a month away, but it's never too early to talk predictions. Will we get an encore of the best game of the regular season, the 54-51 Rams-Chiefs classic? Or could we get a Saints-Patriots Super Bowl for the first time. Maybe we'll get a wild matchup no one saw coming. The way this season has gone, anything can happen. Seven of the 12 playoff teams are new from last season, and the AFC especially appears wide open. 

Here are our NFL writers' playoff picks, round by round, culminating with the Super Bowl predictions.

AFC WILD-CARD ROUND

Joe Manniello: Colts over Texans, Ravens over Chargers

Bob Glauber: Texans over Colts, Ravens over Chargers

Tom Rock: Texans over Colts, Chargers over Ravens

Al Iannazzone: Texans over Colts, Chargers over Ravens

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

Manniello: Colts over Chiefs, Ravens over Patriots

Glauber: Chiefs over Ravens, Patriots over Texans

Rock: Chargers over Chiefs, Patriots over Texans

Iannazzone: Chiefs over Chargers, Patriots over Texans

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Manniello: Colts over Ravens

Glauber: Chiefs over Patriots

Rock: Chargers over Patriots

Iannazzone: Chiefs over Patriots

NFC WILD-CARD ROUND

Manniello: Seahawks over Cowboys, Bears over Eagles

Glauber: Seahawks over Cowboys, Eagles over Bears

Rock: Cowboys over Seahawks, Bears over Eagles

Iannazzone: Seahawks over Cowboys, Bears over Eagles

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

Manniello: Saints over Seahawks, Bears over Rams

Glauber: Saints over Eagles, Rams over Seahawks

Rock: Cowboys over Saints, Rams over Bears

Iannazzone: Saints over Seahawks, Rams over Bears

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Manniello: Saints over Bears

Glauber: Saints over Rams

Rock: Rams over Cowboys

Iannazzone: Saints over Rams

SUPER BOWL LIII

Manniello: Saints over Colts

Glauber: Chiefs over Saints

Rock: Rams over Chargers

Iannazzone: Saints over Chiefs

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