Ravens vs. Broncos
The Denver Broncos are the best overall team in the NFL and they will show why they are today against the Ravens. These two teams met in Week 15, and it was pretty obvious who was the better team. The Broncos were up 31-3 at the end of the third quarter before the Ravens scored two meaningless touchdowns in the fourth quarter, giving the Broncos only a 34-17 victory. Nothing has significantly changed from the Week 15's matchup and I don't see the Ravens all of a suddenly finding away to be able to beat the Broncos at home. In what will be Ray Lewis' final football game in his career, the Denver Broncos will win 28-17.
Packers vs. 49ers
These two teams met in Week 1, but we can throw that game out the window because both of these teams are very different now, than they were in Week 1. Alex Smith is no longer the starting quarterback for the 49ers, and the Packers running game and defense is vastly improved. The biggest key to this game will be San Francisco's All-Pro defensive end Justin Smith. If he is able to play, it will take the 49ers defense to the next level, and Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offensive line will struggle. With out him, the 49ers defense will have troubles getting to Aaron Rodgers, which will allowing him to find receivers down field.
Colin Kaepernick won't have an easy day either, going up against the Packers' elite cornerback trio. Sam Shields has only allow 21 of 44 passes thrown his way to be completed, and when Shields has been out Tramon Williams and Casey Hayward have played outstanding. Casey Hayward hasn't allow a touchdown reception all year, and when quarterbacks have thrown in his direction they have had a NFL worst 31.1 QB rating.
The 49ers have been a great team in the regular season, but when the game is late can the inexperienced Colin Kaepernick make the throws he needs to or will he make mistakes? I feel the pressure will be to much for the inexperienced quarterback, and the Packers will win 31-30.