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Friday, January 8, 2010
Walker's AFC North playoff picks

By James Walker
ESPN.com

The AFC North blog's picks are on fire heading into the postseason, posting a 9-2 mark in the past three weeks.

These wild-card game are tough, but we're up for the challenge.

Here are the AFC North blog's postseason picks:

New York Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-6), Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Analysis: This game will be ugly. But playing at home and facing a rookie quarterback (Mark Sanchez) should make the difference.

Pick: Bengals, 13-10

Baltimore Ravens (9-7) at New England Patriots (10-6), Sunday at 1 p.m.

Analysis: Baltimore is 0-5 all-time against New England. All trends are pointing to the Patriots, but I have a gut feeling the Ravens are due.

Pick: Ravens, 23-21

Last week: 3-1

Overall: 36-16