Predictions for today's games and beyond? Seahawks should beat Atlanta like a lefthanded, redheaded stepchild. The Atlanta Falcons are the definition of "pretenders", as usual. I have never been impressed with Atlanta this season. They have proven to be, like Peyton Manning, post-season CHOKERS. Since I am a Patriots fan, the easy road to take would be to predict an easy Patriots victory, based on their 42-14 win over Houston in week 14. But, this game really worries me. The Patriots secondary still scares the HELL out of me. The weather at Gillette today is going to be pretty decent (temps in the 40s and maybe some light rain). I will cautiously predict a Pats victory, but it will be a close one. I would not be at all surprised if the Texans win. Next week, the Ravens would come to Gillette, and I have to give the Ravens the nod over the Pats. The Pats secondary will make Joe Flacco look like a pro-bowl quarterback. The 49ers/Seahawks game will be a CLASSIC. I would have to go with the 49ers in that one. Ravens/49ers Super Bowl will be a great one. Can't predict that one, yet.