For the first time in playoff history, a No. 6 seed is a road favorite over the top seed in the Divisional Round. Of our four-team teasers put out, Todd's was successful after reducing it thanks to the Kansas City push. I don't see anyway that the Patriots don't win this game.
The playoffs bring out the best in National Football League players, whether it be a new level of performance from an established star or a breakout performance from someone we'll be talking about beyond this January. The Wentz-less Birds will have a tough task this Saturday, as the Falcons are one of the hottest teams around the league. Let's run it back for the divisional round. McKinnon's lone carry in that range came from the 5-yard line. I'll take the under with Jacksonville failing to score 10 points.
Minnesota Vikings +6.5 (from -3.5) vs.
In any case, last week's sporty performance by the Jaguars' offense is certainly reason for concern. They were outscored by 22 points during the regular season and needed a Week 17 win over Jacksonville to earn their first playoff berth in nine years. It would be a surprise if Agholor weren't heavily involved in a win-or-go-home game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Picking the two AFC games feels obvious.
Meanwhile, Ryan's counterpart on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, Foles is 0-1 in the postseason and owns only four starts in the past two seasons as Carson Wentz's backup. I think this will be a back alley brawl. Likewise, taking Pittsburgh on this tease nearly feels too easy.
Ryan has recorded a passer rating of at least 100 or more in five consecutive games, the second longest streak in National Football League history. The Vikings won that game at home 29-19 in what was Adrian Peterson's return to Minnesota, in a Saints uniform. That won't fly against the Vikings. And that was with Steelers' inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the lineup. Give me the Eagles in a low-scoring game that goes under 41.5. Maybe this was a gambling blessing in disguise. "I think they make it to the Super Bowl to be honest". Picking against the spread with a team on the road means one of two things. They took advantage of critical Rams special teams turnovers and converted them into points, while the defense took care of the young Rams offense.
So, what are the odds the Saints avenge their Week 1 loss? The Eagles, who won the NFC East with a 13-3 record but are missing injured quarterback Carson Wentz, hold an 18-14-1 all-time mark against the Falcons, with the last win coming in 2016. This will be a close game.
Our other NFC contest is a bit different. Minnesota played a number of close games this season and New Orleans is no slouch.
At the game's most important position, each divisional matchup is a massive mismatch. Therefore its safe to take almost two touchdowns and New Orleans. Antonio Brown is fully healthy, and have I mentioned that Blake Bortles is trash? But Tennessee is getting even more points!
There's no question in my mind that New England gets this W. Tennessee's win last week was more about Kansas City's ineptitude rather than the Titans' good play. Does no one respect the Titans at all?
Derrick Henry: An interesting stat from Titans beat man Jim Wyatt: Henry had 191 total yards last week, which broke a franchise record by Billy Cannon that stood for almost 60 years.
The Jaguars defense is capable of reigning in Pittsburgh once again, but the offense is going to have be competent both through the air and on the ground for the team to pull off the upset.