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The NFL playoff field has been pared to eight as the divisional round of postseason approaches this weekend.

Three of the four games represent rematches from the 2013 regular season. The Chargers and Broncos get a rubber match while the 49ers and Saints seek revenge against the Panthers and Seahawks, respectively.

The Colts and Patriots didn't play this season, but New England hung 59 points on then-rookie Andrew Luck's squad in 2012. But Saturday night's contest will be far different given Reggie Wayne, Bruce Arians and Vince Wilfork are among those who won't be making any kind of impact this time around.

Rejoining USA TODAY Sports' NFL experts this week is Dennis Saulsberry of Kankakee, Ill., the USA TODAY Sports "Pick the Playoffs" winner. Saulsberry is a fan of the Chicago Bears, Bulls and White Sox. His secret to success is "using the analytics of the sport," and he hopes his picks are accurate for the readers. Dennis went 1-3 last week after picking all the wild-card home teams. He's largely adhering to that strategy again — he likes the Seahawks, Patriots and Broncos — but, like the rest of our panel, is giving a road warrior nod to the 49ers.

Without further ado, our divisional round picks:

Jarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
2013
regular
season
164-91-1
(.643)
158-97-1
(.619)
169-86-1
(.662)
155-100-1
(.607)
172-83-1
(.674)
160-95-1
(.627)
168-87-1
(.658)
2013
playoffs
3-12-21-33-12-22-21-3
Last
week
3-12-21-33-12-22-21-3
Saints at SeahawksSeahawksSeahawksSeahawksSeahawksSeahawksSeahawksSeahawks
Score24-2031-2827-2028-2427-1327-2030-20
Saint to watchTerron
Armstead
Drew
Brees
Junior
Galette
Darren
Sproles
Keenan
Lewis
Jimmy
Graham
Mark
Ingram
Seahawk to watchDoug
Baldwin
Percy
Harvin
Percy
Harvin
Marshawn
Lynch
Marshawn
Lynch
Earl
Thomas
Earl
Thomas
Colts at PatriotsColtsPatriotsPatriotsPatriotsColtsPatriotsPatriots
Score33-3128-2724-2335-3124-2027-1734-31
Colt to watchDonald
Brown
Robert
Mathis
LaRon
Landry
T.Y.
Hilton
Donald
Brown
Donald
Brown
Coby
Fleener
Patriot to watchJulian
Edelman
Julian
Edelman
LeGarrette
Blount
Aqib
Talib
Shane
Vereen
Aqib
Talib
Julian
Edelman
49ers at Panthers49ers49ers49ers49ers49ers49ers49ers
Score20-1624-2319-1317-1421-1727-2420-16
49er to watchAnquan
Boldin
Vernon
Davis
Vernon
Davis
Michael
Crabtree
Michael
Crabtree
Aldon
Smith
Ahmad
Brooks
Panther to watchCaptain
Munnerlyn
Cam
Newton
Greg
Hardy
Luke
Kuechly
Luke
Kuechly
Luke
Kuechly
Brandon
LaFell
Chargers at BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
Score27-2035-3134-2431-2433-2034-1438-27
Charger to watchMelvin
Ingram
Ryan
Mathews
Melvin
Ingram
Ryan
Mathews
Danny
Woodhead
Keenan
Allen
Eric
Weddle
Bronco to watchDemaryius
Thomas
Eric
Decker
Wes
Welker
Wes
Welker
Nate
Irving
Julius
Thomas
Julius
Thomas
Award
winners
Jarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
MVPPeyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Offensive player of the yearLeSean
McCoy
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Jamaal
Charles
Josh
Gordon
Drew
Brees
Peyton
Manning
Defensive player of the yearRobert
Mathis
Luke
Kuechly
Richard
Sherman
Earl
Thomas
Richard
Sherman
Robert
Mathis
Luke
Kuechly
Offensive rookie of the yearEddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Keenan
Allen
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Defensive rookie of the yearSheldon
Richardson
Sheldon
Richardson
Kiko
Alonso
Sheldon
Richardson
Kenny
Vaccaro
Kiko
Alonso
Eric
Reid
Comeback player of the yearJason
Peters
Darrelle
Revis
Jason
Peters
Philip
Rivers
Knowshon
Moreno
Ryan
Mathews
Philip
Rivers
Coach of the yearRon
Rivera
Ron
Rivera
Andy
Reid
Andy
Reid
Bruce
Arians
Bruce
Arians
Andy
Reid
Pre-playoff Super Bowl picksJarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
AFC
champion
Broncos
BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBengals
NFC
champion
49ers
SeahawksSeahawks
SeahawksSeahawksSeahawks49ers
Super Bowl
XLVIII
champion
Broncos
BroncosSeahawksBroncosBroncosSeahawks49ers
Midseason
Super Bowl
picks
Jarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon
Samano
AFC
champion
Broncos
BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBengals
NFC
champion
49ers
SeahawksSeahawks
Seahawks49ersSeahawks49ers
Super Bowl
XLVIII
champion
Broncos
BroncosSeahawksBroncosBroncosSeahawks49ers
Preseason Super Bowl picksJarrett
Bell
Jim Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon Samano
AFC
champion
Broncos
BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBengals
NFC
champion
49ers
Falcons
Seahawks
Seahawks49ersSeahawks49ers
Super Bowl
XLVIII
champion
Broncos
FalconsSeahawksBroncos49ers
Seahawks49ers
Record
book
Jarrett Bell
Jim Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay
H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
Simon Samano
2013
regular
season
164-91-1
(.643)
158-97-1
(.619)
169-86-1
(.662)
155-100-1
(.607)
172-83-1
(.674)
160-95-1
(.627)
168-87-1
(.658)
2012
regular
season
168-87-1
(.658)
166-89-1
(.650)
174-81-1
(.682)
64-32
(.667)
168-87-1
(.658)
175-80-1
(.686)
2011
regular
season
169-87
(.660)
170-86
(.664)
171-85
(.668)

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169-87
(.660)
----
2010
regular
season
156-100
(.609)
160-96
(.625)
168-88
(.656)
--162-94
(.633)
----
2009
regular
season
169-87
(.660)
163-93
(.637)
173-83
(.676)
--176-80
(.688)
----
2008
regular
season
161-94-1
(.631)
161-94-1
(.631)
170-85-1
(.666)
--------
2007
regular
season
163-93
(.637)
--174-82
(.680)
--------
2006
regular
season
143-113
(.559)
--158-98
(.617)
--------
2005
regular
season
156-100
(.609)
--172-84
(.672)
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Note: Picks are made straight up, not against the spread.
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