Prediction time: Wild-card playoffs

Yes, even in the playoffs, it’s that time again on Thursday, when I’m asking for your predictions.

Starting now, post your predicted scores for each of the following games involving AFC North teams:

Hopefully, you remember the drill. I will put my predictions up against our blog readers.

How will I select the reader? At the top of your submission, put the total points scored in the Bengals-Texans game, which happens to be the one I will be covering Saturday. The first reader to match my total for that game will have his or her scores posted with mine Friday on the blog.

To recap last week, I was a perfect 2-0 on my predictions (actually, perfect for three weeks although I shouldn't brag) while our reader (StrengthOfVictory) went 1-1. So overall, I have a 33-10 record (.767) and the readers are 35-30 (.538).

Also, congrats to Phat1963, whose picks are automatically qualified into the Friday Forecast. Phat1963 correctly picked the total number of points for the Bengals-Ravens game (40).