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NFL playoff predictions 2014: ESPN experts make bold 2014 NFL playoff prediction

Mike Ditka has made some some bold predictions about the 2014 NFL playoffs.
Mike Ditka has made some some bold predictions about the 2014 NFL playoffs.Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

NFL playoff predictions for 2014 have been submitted by the ESPN experts now. These ESPN 2013 NFL playoff predictions cover wild card weekend and the four games on Jan. 4-5. A report from Friday (Jan. 3) details the picks and which teams have the analysts siding with them for at least the first round of the postseason.

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The most debated game is the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts. It is the fourth seed against the fifth seed in the AFC, with the analysts voting 8-5 in favor of the Colts. Chris Carter, Mike Golic, and Keith Jackson are among the people picking the Chiefs. Siding with the Colts are Merril Hoge, Ron Jaworski, and Chris Mortensen to name just a few.

Then there is the least debated game, with 12-of-13 analysts picking the San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers game to finish in favor of Colin Kaepernick's squad. The only analyst picking the Packers is Keyshawn Johnson, who has also selected the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Chiefs to win in wild card weekend.

Three analysts also went against the group in the Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers game. Marcus Allen, Seth Wickersham, and Mike Ditka feel that Philip Rivers can lead the Chargers to victory. In an odd pick from Ditka, he also went with the Philadelphia Eagles over the New Orleans Saints, which is only odd because he typically sides with the Saints.

2014 NFL Playoff Predictions -- Wild Card Weekend

*Indianapolis Colts beat Kansas City Chiefs

*Philadelphia Eagles beat New Orleans Saints

*Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers

*San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers

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