The NFL Playoffs are here, and once again, Missouri does not have a dog in the hunt.  Neither the Kansas City Chiefs or St. Louis Rams have made the playoffs, so this leaves football fans the chance to put hometown loyalty aside and try and pick a winner.

The Wild Card Round starts up this Saturday, with the the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) on the road versus the Houston Texans (12-4).  This game will air at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. The second game on Saturday is the Minnesota Vikings (10-6) on the road, in the frozen tundra of the Green Bay Packers (11-5) on 7 p.m. on NBC.

The other Wild Card games will come on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) are on the road vs the Baltimore Ravens (10-6). This game will air at noon on CBS. The second game of the day is the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) on the road versus Washington Redskins (10-6).  This game will air at 3:30 p.m. on Fox.

The Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers have the bye week in the NFC. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots have the bye in the AFC.

This year, predicting the NFL Champions is tough since they are all close in record. For the record, I am going to cheer for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC.  I'm sure the Chiefs fans won't like this one, but the Denver Broncos will be my pick in the AFC.  Like many, I would really like to see Tony Gonzalez get his ring for his Hall of Fame Career, so the Falcons will be my Super Bowl pick.

Who do you think will be the champions this year?