CIN + 3.5 @ TEN O/U 47.5
Picking an actual winner in this 1 maybe Moor difficult than Chinese arithmetic. I can make strong cases for both teams. Joe Burrow led the Bengals to their 1st Playoff Win in over 30 years. Offensively they have weapons all over the field. The only issue is their pass protection. If that doesn’t hold up it will be a long day for the road Team. Joe Burrow was the most sacked QB in the league. The Titans were top 10 in the league sacking the QB. Mike Vrabel is 4-0 coming off of a Bye in his career. Tennessee is expected to have Derrick Henry back in the lineup for this 1 & the Titans have gone Over 28 of 38 times with both he & Ryan Tannehill in the lineup. The Titans will also have a healthy & rested A.J. Brown & Julio Jones available. The Bengals are the reason the Titans were able to secure the number 1 Seed in the AFC with their 34-31 come from behind win vs KC in Week 17! That may come back to haunt them in this 1 but we’re taking this 1 Over 47.5!
SF +5.5 @ GB O/U 47
Green Bay escaped San Francisco with a 30-28 victory back in September, when the 9ers left 37 seconds too many on the clock for Aaron Rodgers after scoring the go ahead TD. Missing from that game for the 9ers was RB Elijah Mitchell. They also weren’t using Debo Samuels in the backfield the way they are using him now. 2 things travel well in the Playoffs & especially in cold weather & that’s Defense & a good running game & the 49ers have both. The Packers won enough games during the season to land the top Seed in the NFC, but they didn’t look that impressive down the stretch. The running game & pressure will be too much for the Pack & may end up “Packing” it in after this 1. We like the 49ers to Win but we’re going to take the points just to be on the safe side. San Francisco Plus 5.5!
LAR +2.5 @ TB O/U 48 Strictly opinion based but we think the Bucs beat the only team they could beat last week in beating the Eagles. The Bucs are not a healthy football team. 2 offensive lineman battling injury, an injured WR, a WR that quit in the middle of a game, an injured RB, key players playing through injury on Defense, but they do have Tom Brady. The Rams really dominated the Bucs in their regular season matchup although the 34-24 final score won’t tell the whole story. Tom Brady threw the ball 55 times in that 1 as they fell behind & had to abandon the run early. We won’t put too much emphasis on those stats but if we examine a little closer the same kind of thing happened last season in a 27-24 Rams win in Tampa where Brady put the ball in the air 48 times because they couldn’t run the ball. The oddsmakers didn’t make Tampa a full 3 point home favorite for a reason & that reason is, because they don’t trust them & neither do we. It’s good to note that the Over has hit 4 straight in this series dating back to 2016. It’s expected to be 60 degrees & clear in Tampa Sunday. Great weather for an Over & we’re taking the Rams ML.
BUF +2 @ KC O/U 54
Buffalo put foot to you know what in their regular season meeting with KC this season winning 38-20. That was payback for last year’s 38-24 beat down by the hands of the Chiefs in the Playoffs. Both teams made light work of their 1st round opponents & both offenses scored over 40 points. Kansas City is much improved team from their 1st meeting winning 10 of their last 11 down the stretch & if they didn’t blow a comfortable lead @ Cincinatti it would’ve been 11 straight. However what should’ve happen, did happen which leads us back to this matchup. The Bills haven’t won a road playoff game since 92. The Chiefs haven’t loss a home game since that October 10th loss to the Bills. Look for KC to avenge that loss & for the Bills Mafia’s season to end exactly where it ended last season. In Arrowhead Stadium. Take Kansas City ML!