Detroit News NFL picks: Wild-card games

The Detroit News
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need some help protecting his blindside.

Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News pick the outcome of this week's NFL wild-card playoff games against the spread. 

Kansas City -3 at Houston

Katzenstein: Kansas City

Beard: Kansas City (best bet)

Niyo: Kansas City (best bet)

Wojnowski: Kansas City

Pittsburgh -2.5 at Cincinnati

Katzenstein: Pittsburgh (best bet)

Beard: Pittsburgh

Niyo: Pittsburgh

Wojnowski: Pittsburgh

Seattle -5.5 at Minnesota

Katzenstein: Minnesota

Beard: Seattle

Niyo: Seattle

Wojnowski: Seattle (best bet)

Green Bay +1 at Washington

Katzenstein: Green Bay

Beard: Green Bay

Niyo: Washington

Wojnowski: Washington

RECORDS

Katzenstein: 7-9 last week; 135-114-7;  10-6-1 (best bets)

Beard: 7-9 last week; 123-126-7; 7-10 (best bets)

Niyo: 8-8 last week; 123-126-7; 12-4-1 (best bets)

Wojnowski 5-11 last week; 110-139-7; 8-7-2 (best bets)