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Celebrities Predict NFL Playoffs: Bert Jones

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Colts.com targeted six public figures, insiders who cover the NFL and former quarterbacks to predict the playoffs from Wild Card weekend through Super Bowl XLVIII. All six will run today in intervals. Bert Jones played for the Colts from 1973-81, standing as one of six rookie quarterbacks in franchise history to start on opening day. Jones offers his picks.



INDIANAPOLIS – With the NFL playoffs starting Saturday, Colts.com has targeted six public figures, insiders who cover the league and former quarterbacks to predict the course of post-season play.

 

Bert Jones is one of the most beloved Colts of all-time, playing quarterback from 1973-81 and standing as one of six franchise rookie signal-callers to start on opening day.  Jones’s game combined superior arm strength and a running style that helped lead the Colts to three division titles.

 

Jones is a successful businessman in his native Ruston, Louisiana area, and here are his predictions:

 

Wildcard Weekend

 

Colts over Kansas City:  I pick the Colts.  We have been on a roll all through December and will continue through the Chiefs.

 

Cincinnati over San Diego:   I pick the Bengals.  Cincinnati is just too tough at home.

 

Philadelphia over New Orleans:  I pick the Eagles.  It will be cold and probably raining in Philly, and the Saints just don’t play well on the road.

 

Green Bay over San Francisco:  I pick Green Bay.  Green Bay is getting healthy again and they are good.

 

Divisional Weekend

 

Denver over Colts:  I pick Denver.  It will be a great learning experience for Andrew Luck, but my friend Peyton will rule the day.

 

Cincinnati over New England:  I pick Cincinnati.  I know everyone wants to see a rematch of the Broncos and Patriots, but I think the Bengals will win.  I’m pulling for the Patriots, but think the Bengals will win.

 

Green Bay over Seattle:  I pick the Packers.  Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are coming together at the right time again.

 

Carolina over Philadelphia:  I pick the Panthers.  Carolina has been hot since November and Cam Newton is coming into his own.

 

Conference Championships

 

Denver over Cincinnati:  I pick the Broncos.  

 

Green Bay over Carolina:  I pick the Packers.  They have been here before and will go to the Super Bowl again.

 

Super Bowl XLVIII

 

Denver over Green Bay:  Peyton will bring home the Lombardi Trophy and the MVP Trophy again. 


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