WHO YA GOT? Pick the winners of the NFL Divisional round

WHO YA GOT? Pick the winners of the NFL Divisional round

I will do some recaps from the previous week of football to start out. That typically results in lines that aren't quite so sharp as usual. Bing was two of four in wild-card predictions, also missing the Tennessee Titans' upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs. These guys maximize mistakes, but will have a much tougher matchup in Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Martavis Bryant. Buffalo Bills losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars (20-10), I almost lost if the Bills got within the red zone but the Jags pulled through somehow. I like the Saints on both sides of the ball, but is a squad that didn't finish the season playing its best.

The Titans are a team that have been a odd team. Home field advantage is very important during the National Football League playoffs but it is not uncommon for a team home team to lose off a first-round bye. However, that is still debatable.

The Vikings are 4-3 in their last seven home playoff games but have lost two of their last three. "But at the end of the day, experience or no experience, you've got to execute". While this game may look one-sided on paper, the Titans clearly are playing with heart and passion right now. Just look at the names, and you know what to do. That won't happen again this week, but the Jacksonville defense is a young, cocky group that will keep this game close.

The defending NFC champs looked like anything but a team who needed to win their regular season finale to get into the playoffs. "I think it is two road teams in the NFC this weekend to advance". In fact, all four underdogs covered their normal spreads, meaning selecting all four in individual wagers would have paid out handsomely. Blake Bortles was shut down hard by the Bills defense and held him to only a TD.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC's No. 2 seed and +500 on the Super Bowl futures. That said, I'm taking the over.

Eagles fans have good reason to be concerned about this game.

The third quarter could be huge for the Titans - they've outscored opponents 98-49 in the third quarters of games in 2017 (including the playoffs). Time of possession is always something that is critical in games like these. I know the Jags have a great defense but the Steelers are multiple, truly a balanced offense. This leaves us with eight teams remaining.

After a Wild Card Weekend full of shocks, the group are all locked together on four points, with John Part and Shaun Gayle knocked out after tallying only two points - the Saints, and Jaguars, respectively, their only successful picks. The Saints can play defense, but they also own arguably the league's best offense. "I don't see them winning up there". This is a game that will be a must watch. This will be a close game. Not those who are just over hyped band wagoners from ealry in the season, I mean those who felt that this was "their" season. With a healthy Carson Wentz, that implies the Eagles would be favored by more than a touchdown at home against Falcons. No other team has more than five home wins in the postseason in that time. But with his ACL tear, Nick Foles is the starting QB and I doubt he manages to pull through this game. But Lewis is the man and it's been a while since the Patriots had a feared running back (much bigger than LeGarrette Blount's TD-fest here the last two years). Second, Nick Foles is awful. However, after going back and watching the game film, I really believe the Los Angeles Rams were the better team. But they have shown they can do it.

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