Detroit News NFL picks: Divisional playoffs

The Detroit News

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

Tom Brady and the Patriots are favored over the Chiefs by The Detroit News pundits.

Kansas City +5 at New England

Katzenstein: New England (best bet)

Beard: New England (best bet)

Niyo: New England

Wojnowski: New England (best bet)

Green Bay +7 at Arizona

Katzenstein: Green Bay

Beard: Green Bay

Niyo: Arizona

Wojnowski: Green Bay

Seattle +2½ at Carolina

Katzenstein: Carolina

Beard: Seattle

Niyo: Carolina

Wojnowski: Carolina

Pittsburgh +7 at Denver

Katzenstein: Pittsburgh

Beard: Denver

Niyo: Denver (best bet)

Wojnowski: Pittsburgh

RECORDS

Katzenstein: 3-1 last week, 138-115-7 overall (10-7-1 best bets)

Beard: 2-2 last week, 125-128-7 overall (8-10 best bets)

Niyo: 1-3 last week, 124-129-7 overall (13-4-1 best bets)

Wojnowski: 1-3 last week, 111-142-7 overall (8-8-2 best bets)