Updated: Jan 16
Something a little different for the NFL playoffs, will be picking the spread along with the over/under. Indianapolis +6.5 at Buffalo (o/u 50.5) - The Bills have taken a step up from the 'just happy to make the playoffs' phase. The expectation now is for Buffalo to go deep into the postseason, perhaps all the way to Tampa as they did 30 years ago. Weather should not play a significant factor in any of the games this weekend, will go with Blue Horseshoe keeping it close. Spread Pick: Indianapolis (win), take the under (loss by a hook). Los Angeles Rams +4 at Seattle (o/u 42) - Seahawks won handily a fortnight ago, beating the Rams 20-9. I see Seattle winning again, though Green Bay fans might want to root for LA. Spread Pick: Seattle (loss), take the over (win)
Tampa Bay -10 @ Washington (o/u 44.5) - Why did the Burgolders not tank last Sunday night, Washington now gets the No. 19 pick in the draft instead of No. 11 or 12. If Washington somehow wins that pick goes down to No. 25. Expect Tom Brady and the offense to put up at least 35. Spread Pick: Tampa Bay (loss), take the over (win)
Baltimore -3.5 @ Tennessee (o/u 53.5) - This game could be over in less than three hours. Derrick Henry became DH2K with a 250-yard effort in the Titans season finale in Houston. Not to be outdone, the Ravens became the second team since 1961 to rush for 400 yards in a game last Sunday. This should be the best game of the weekend, either team is capable of going deep into January but Baltimore is running on all cylinders and historically fares much better in the playoffs when on the road. Spread Pick: Baltimore (win), take the under (win) Chicago +10.5 @ New Orleans (o/u 48) - Predict the Bears will shockingly take an early lead, only for the Saints to catch fire in the second half for a 38-31 type final.
Spread Pick: Chicago (loss), take the over (loss) Cleveland +5.5 @ Pittsburgh (o/u 47.5) - The Browns challenges with Covid the past few weeks well document, and apparently Kevin Stefanski will not be allowed to coach. I put Pittsburgh as a lock in the regular season as the Browns never win in Pittsburgh. Another note, Cleveland has the worst point differential of all teams in the playoffs at -11 (Washington +6, Chicago +2) Most of the action on this game going towards the black and gold. Spread Pick: Pittsburgh (loss), take the under (loss)
Regular Season Record: Last Week 5-10-1, Season 110-130-7
Locks Last Week 1-4, Season 43-40-2