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[FTB] Jan 13, 2013

NFL prop shop: Sunday's Divisional Round

By SportsDirect Inc. staff

We enjoyed a 2-2 Wild Card Weekend at the NFL Prop Shop, successfully building on a 3-1 Week 17 card.

Now our focus shifts to the Divisional Round, where three of the four matchups are rematches from the regular season. Here are two prop picks to consider.

Most rushing yards – Arian Foster (Houston) vs. Stevan Ridley (New England) (1.60 / 1.80)

It's no secret that the Texans will need a big game from Arian Foster if they're to pull off a shocker in Foxboro Sunday. I'm not convinced that he'll be able to rekindle past playoff magic against an underrated Patriots run defence that allows just 3.9 yards per rush.

Stevan Ridley doesn't get a lot of fanfare but the fact is he ran for nearly 1,300 yards during the regular season. He gained 72 yards on only 18 carries against the Texans in December and should the Pats build a lead, he'll likely get at least 20 touches.

Take: Ridley

Most sacks – Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons (1.80 / 4.20 / 2.10)

Russell Wilson may be the more mobile quarterback but Matt Ryan was only sacked 10 times over the Falcons’ last eight games and I expect the Falcons offensive line to hold its own once again Sunday. The Seahawks will be without one of their best pass rushers in Chris Clemons too.

Atlanta will have all hands on deck. It may surprise you to find out that Wilson has been sacked a whopping 11 times in the Seahawks’ last two games. Inside a loud Georgia Dome, the Falcons defensive front could have a field day.

Take: Atlanta

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