Shayn Roby’s Take: As far as picking winners is concerned (Point spreads are conservative because that’s the way the playoffs usually roll.) three of the contests follow suit with the Roby Ratings: Colts, Saints, Bengals are picked accordingly. The one pick that goes against the numbers is the Green Bay Packers over the San Francisco 49ers. There’s something mystical about the way the Packers found a way to claw and scrap their way into a position to win a showdown with the Bears with Aaron Rogers finally on the field. He’s back just in time for the Pack to get red hot at home.
*-The Roby Ratings are determined by taking into the quality of each victory into account, together with net point differential, and to a lesser degree, a deduction for teams to which each team has been defeated by. Occasionally predictions on the outcomes of games are made by analyst Shayn Roby that go against numbers arrived at by his statistical system that generally is a good measure of the overall strength of a team. This can happen occasionally for reasons that aren’t always predictable.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
#5-81.9 Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts #4-94.4
Colts by 7
#6-101.1 New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles #3-67.4
Saints by 3
Sunday, January 5, 2014
#6-79.8 San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals #3-108.6
Bengals by 3
#5-104.7 San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers #4-55.2
Packers by 1
(H/T: Michael Castillo/Fan Sided and R. Cory Smith/ Bleacher Report)