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Not sure who to cheer for in the NFL playoffs? This might help.

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Not sure who to cheer for in the NFL playoffs? This might help.

CREATED Jan 6, 2012

Not sure who to cheer for in the playoffs? Having trouble applying some logic to your decision? Well, perhaps the matrix developed by the Wall Street Journal can help shed some light.

Handicapping the NFL playoffs is quite a challenge. Since 2004, only one No. 1 seed has managed to win the Super Bowl (the Saints in 2009) while the No. 6 seed has won twice in the last six years (including the Packers in 2011).

So, just in time for the weekend, below is a rough guide to choosing your super bowl winner.