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NFL playoffs 2016: Picks, prediction all the way through the Super Bowl

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The NN staff has put together its picks for the 2016 NFL playoffs. The Cardinals are the team people like the most.

Welcome to the 2016 NFL playoffs! We took a look at the full schedule of wild card weekend, but now it's time for the predictions from across Niners Nation. I emailed the front page writers to get their thoughts on who will win what over the next month. They provided their picks for all four rounds of the playoffs, starting with this weekend's wild card round, and ending with the Super Bowl.

Last year, the Seahawks were a popular Super Bowl pick. This year, the Cardinals are the heavy favorite. Six of us are taking the Cardinals to win it all, including myself. Two people have the Patriots and two people have the Panthers. There was a lot of chalk on the NFC side, with most people predicting a Panthers-Cardinals NFC title game. They have been the top two teams all season, with their being a clear delineation between those two and the rest of the NFC.

On the AFC side, the Patriots are a popular pick, but the Steelers are another team getting some love. Seven people have them advancing into the AFC title game. Pittsburgh barely squeaked in as a six seed, but that offense is impressive, even without running back DeAngelo Williams. Of course, with all these picks, I imagine the Steelers now go down in the first round.

Here is a table of all our picks.

Wild Card Fooch Oscar Pat Jennifer
Chiefs-Texans Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Steelers-Bengals Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Seahawks-Vikings Seahawks Seahawks Vikings Vikings
Packers-Washington Washington Washington Packers Packers
Divisional
Panthers vs. ___ Panthers Seahawks Panthers Panthers
Cardinals vs. ___ Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals
Broncos vs. ___ Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Chiefs Chiefs Patriots
NFC title game Cardinals Panthers Cardinals Cardinals
AFC title game Steelers Chiefs Chiefs Patriots
Super Bowl Cardinals Panthers Cardinals Cardinals

Wild Card Greg Jake General Patton ak4niner
Chiefs-Texans Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
Steelers-Bengals Steelers Bengals Steelers Bengals
Seahawks-Vikings Vikings Seahawks Seahawks Vikings
Packers-Washington Packers Washington Washington Packers
Divisional
Panthers vs. ___ Panthers Panthers Panthers Packers
Cardinals vs. ___ Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals
Broncos vs. ___ Broncos Broncos Steelers Broncos
Patriots vs. ___ Chiefs Patriots Patriots Bengals
NFC title game Cardinals Panthers Panthers Cardinals
AFC title game Broncos Patriots Patriots Broncos
Super Bowl Cardinals Patriots Panthers Cardinals

Wild Card Billy Kerr Joel Reyes El Shorts
Chiefs-Texans Texans Texans Texans
Steelers-Bengals Steelers Steelers Steelers
Seahawks-Vikings Seahawks Seahawks Vikings
Packers-Washington Packers Washington Packers
Divisional
Panthers vs. ___ Panthers Panthers Panthers
Cardinals vs. ___ Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals
Broncos vs. ___ Steelers Steelers Broncos
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots
NFC title game Cardinals Cardinals Panthers
AFC title game Steelers Patriots Patriots
Super Bowl Steelers Cardinals Patriots