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NFL Playoffs picks 2013: Texans vs. Patriots

After the regular season bloodbath, the Patriots are the favorites for the rematch Sunday.

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The Houston Texans are the underdogs in every sense of the word.

When it comes to Sunday's AFC Divisional Round game against the New England Patriots, the Texans aren't being given much of a chance by the experts.

At SB Nation, Joel Thorman says he wants the Patriots to lose because of a column by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, but "unfortunately, they won't." Thorman predicts a 35-20 win for the Patriots and a date with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the AFC title game.

At ESPN, it's a landslide for the Patriots. Of the 12 experts, only one -- Adam Schefter -- thinks the Texans will win Sunday afternoon's game. From Mike Ditka to Ron Jaworski, the pick is the Patriots.

ESPN's picks at least had some diversity to them. Not so much at Yahoo! All three experts -- plus the Yahoo! users -- are picking a Patriots victory Sunday.

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