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NFL playoff picks 2017: All our writers from wild card to Super Bowl

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Some of the NN staff has put together its picks for the 2017 NFL playoffs. There’s a lot of chalk, but some upsets for some folks.

Welcome to the 2017 NFL playoffs! The road to Super Bowl 51 gets underway with the wild card round this weekend. We’ll have picks each weekend, but for this first weekend, 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.

We have 18 contributions thus far, although that might change. A year ago the Arizona Cardinals were the biggest Super Bowl pick among the writers. This year, the Patriots are the big favorite. Nine of the 16 predictions have the Patriots winning it all. Surprisingly, the Falcons are the next biggest pick with three. The Dallas Cowboys also have three, and the Giants, Chiefs, Steelers, and Packers are all listed once.

My own personal prediction is the Steelers and Cowboys in a rematch of Super Bowls 10, 13, and 30. I think the Cowboys offensive line and Ezekiel Elliott are strong enough to carry this team, and Dak Prescott is showing enough to make it work. I pondered advancing the Chiefs, but while I think they could advance out of the divisional round, I see an upset happening there.

Here is a table of all our picks. I’ll add more as they come in. You can make wild card picks in our pick 'em contest here.

Wild Card Fooch Greg El Shorts 49ersfangirl
Lions-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Giants-Packers Giants Packers Giants Packers
Raiders-Texans Raiders Texans Raiders Raiders
Dolphins-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Divisional
Cowboys vs. ___ Cowboys Cowboys Giants Cowboys
Falcons vs. ___ Seahawks Seahawks Falcons Falcons
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Chiefs vs. ___ Steelers Chiefs Steelers Chiefs
NFC title game Cowboys Cowboys Giants Cowboys
AFC title game Steelers Patriots Patriots Patriots
Super Bowl Cowboys Patriots Giants Patriots
Wild Card Mark Pat TryAndCatchVD Jay
Lions-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Giants-Packers Packers Giants Giants Giants
Raiders-Texans Raiders Texans Raiders Texans
Dolphins-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Dolphins
Divisional
Cowboys vs. ___ Packers Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
Falcons vs. ___ Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Chiefs vs. ___ Steelers Chiefs Steelers Chiefs
NFC title game Packers Falcons Falcons Cowboys
AFC title game Patriots Chiefs Steelers Patriots
Super Bowl Patriots Chiefs Steelers Patriots
Wild Card sf9ersfan8 Joe the Wizard Eric christopher.burns
Lions-Seahawks Seahawks Lions Seahawks Seahawks
Giants-Packers Giants Packers Giants Packers
Raiders-Texans Texans Texans Raiders Raiders
Dolphins-Steelers Steelers Steelers Dolphins Steelers
Divisional
Cowboys vs. ___ Giants Cowboys Cowboys Packers
Falcons vs. ___ Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Chiefs vs. ___ Steelers Chiefs Chiefs Steelers
NFC title game Giants Falcons Cowboys Falcons
AFC title game Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Super Bowl Patriots Patriots Cowboys Patriots
Wild Card Oscar ak4niner Jennifer Kevin
Lions-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Lions Lions
Giants-Packers Giants Packers Packers Packers
Raiders-Texans Raiders Raiders Raiders Texans
Dolphins-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Divisional
Cowboys vs. ___ Giants Cowboys Lions Falcons
Falcons vs. ___ Falcons Falcons Packers Packers
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Chiefs vs. ___ Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
NFC title game Falcons Falcons Packers Falcons
AFC title game Patriots Steelers Steelers Patriots
Super Bowl Falcons Falcons Packers Falcons
Wild Card James David socalisteph
Lions-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Lions
Giants-Packers Packers Packers Packers
Raiders-Texans Raiders Texans Raiders
Dolphins-Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Divisional
Cowboys vs. ___ Cowboys Packers Cowboys
Falcons vs. ___ Falcons Falcons Falcons
Patriots vs. ___ Patriots Patriots Patriots
Chiefs vs. ___ Chiefs Steelers Steelers
NFC title game Cowboys Packers Cowboys
AFC title game Patriots Patriots Steelers
Super Bowl Patriots Patriots Cowboys