The Road to the Super Bowl Begins (Free NFL Picks 60% YTD)

The NFL Playoffs are finally here, and with that, we officially begin our journey toward the 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45).

So go ahead, pick us up and let's go for a ride.

We will have Free NFL Picks (60% in the regular season) throughout the playoffs, starting with one Saturday:

Seattle Seahawks +11 over the New Orleans Saints

This is one of the weirdest games in recent memory, as it seems clear to everyone that the 7-9 Seahawks have no chance. And yet, here we are. Part of us feels like Vegas is just bating us with this 11-point spread, but part of us, perhaps out of delusion, thinks the Seahawks could completely surprise everyone and win the darn thing.

New Orleans won at home against Seattle this year, 34-19, a 15-point win that would suggest they can easily cover an 11-point spread. But a playoff home crowd in one of the toughest stadiums to play in; one of the bigger underdogs in playoff history; a complete lack of a reliable rushing threat for New Orleans; and the fact that the spread is at freaking -11 for a road playoff team have us on the Seahawks. This game has garbage cover written all over it.

This could be an interesting start to the NFL playoffs for our Free NFL Picks.