Music, for effect: ITS PLAYOFF TIME FOLKS! The quest for the Lombardi Trophy. Can the underdogs overthrow the traditional powerhouses? I say, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY! On to the games! The consensus #1 offense against the resurgent Packers. The Packers did the defending champion Buffalo Bills a favor last week, shocking the Baltimore Ravens and costing them a first round bye. The Packers shock and awe campaign must continue if they plan to upset the high flying Falcons who bested them in week 10 38-17. The Packers offense has been reinvigorated by the arrival of first ballot hall of famer Peyton Manning and his wide open passing offense - much the same as Matt Ryan and the Falcons. As far as injuries, playmaking FS Nick Collins and MLB Derrick Johnson are out for the Pack while the Falcons are not missing any players to significant injury. Look for a high scoring affair but the SCHWAM is going with the SCHMALCONS! The balanced Baltimore Ravens were knocked off their high horse last week - their confidence since defeating the defending Superbowl Champion Buffalo Bills swayed? NAY SAYS THE SCHWAM! No Ed Reed, no Josh Wilson? No problem! The Titans have Chris Johnson but will it be enough? They will be without vocal defensive leader OLB Will Witherspoon but with the addition of Darrell Revis to this defense, it should be tough to beat. The Schwam likes the Ravens, if only because of the veteran defense and HALOTI NGATA. Look for Ngata to make plays in the Tennessee backfield all day. ONWARD! The Texans have, somehow, very quietly put together the #3 scoring offense in football. Andre Johnson, Aaron Scott, Calvin Copeland, Owen Daniels - wow they've got some firepower folks. Balanced, positive turnover ratio, this is the SCHWAM'S SLEEPER AFC team. Can their defense keep up with their offense and stymie the always potent Denver Broncos? Denver is one of the worst rushing teams in football after losing Knowshon Moreno for the season, but they're also one of the best passing teams in football. The game rides on the arm of Vince Young, if he can limit his mistakes the Broncos can win this game. If he turns the ball over as he has been prone to this season, we could see an early exit for the mighty Broncos. The SCHWAM likes his sleeper Texans, in a close game. The defending NFC Champion New York Giants finished the season quietly, resting starters against the rival Cowboys in week 17. +25 turnover margin Giants face the now returned Saints, who spent the better part of 3 seasons down in the dumps of the NFC South. With a new head coach they have returned to prominence, riding their top 5 ranked defense back to the playoffs. The Saints are average in just about every offensive category but can't their defense hold up against the defending NFC Champs? They will have to do so without starting CB Tracy Porter but the Giants have been without WR Steve Smith all year. The SCHWAM IS STUMPED. We'll take the Giants, if only because they were the in the Superbowl last season. Good luck ladies.