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Wild-card predictions: Chuck Pagano factor vs. Ray Lewis factor

By Adena Andrews | CBS Sports

Wild-Card Weekend has descended upon us and so have some pretty exciting matchups. Each team is fighting for its chance to stomp with the big dogs late in the postseason. The NFL Monday QB crew took a shot at who they think will be victorious.

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
Rich Gannon's pick -- Ravens
This will be a battle of emotions for both teams. The Colts have the Chuck Pagano factor while the Ravens have the Ray Lewis factor going for them. Lewis announced Wednesday that this will be his last season. Since Lewis has done so much for the team, they will be trying to do it all for him this postseason.

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins
Rich Gannon's pick -- Redskins
They've won seven straight and they are at home, therefore all signs point to the Redskins winning, as long as Robert Griffin III's knee holds up. This pick doesn't declare the Redskins as the better team, though. If this game were in Seattle, we might be singing a different tune. However, as the saying goes, it's all about matchups.

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
Phil Simms' Pick -- Bengals
With a franchise-record 51 sacks this year, the Bengals have been rushing the passer tremendously, which should give them the advantage, according to Simms. This game may seem like a bit of déjà vu since the Bengals took on the Texans in a wild-card game last season. Andy Dalton was a rookie then and was under the weather, which led to a 31-10 loss. This year he's bound to be looking for a little get back as the Bengals visit Houston.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Steve Beuerlein's pick -- Packers
Adrian Peterson is probably upset about missing the single-season rushing record by just nine yards and that may affect his play, said Beuerlein. Especially since the Packers are going to be focused on shutting him down each play. With AP swarmed by the Packers' D, that will put more pressure on Christian Ponder to handle business from the pocket.

Think your picks are better? Leave us a comment below. Also follow @NFLMondayQB on Twitter and watch NFL Monday QB on CBS Sports Network, Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET. You can follow Adena Andrews on Twitter here: @adena_andrews

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