Another winning week to close out a hugely positive regular season, but now it’s put up or shut up time, the playoffs are upon. The best part about the playoffs, action on every game! No better way to get over the fact that your favorite team isn’t in the playoff and may or may not have had a wide receiver guarantee a Super Bowl.
Last Week: 3-2
- Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans -4 AND OVER 37
What did I tell ya? Matt McGloin is trash, fortunately for Oakland, it is Connor Cook’s time to shine. Unfortunately for Oakland, I don’t see any way in hell this rookie QB is ready for the moment and can win a playoff road game against a solid defense. For Houston, we have lift-off once again as the Brocketship is back in action. I have very little faith in Brock, but just enough to think he wins a home game by a touchdown. 37 is embarrassingly low for two professional football teams, somehow, someway this game will get over 37.
- Detroit Lions +8 @ Seattle Seahawks
This is a laughable line to me. Seattle has been so up-and-down all season and really has not impressed me outside of the strange win at New England. Russ is a shell of himself since getting laid and subsequently knocking up Ciara and the defense isn’t what we’re used to from Seattle. Meanwhile, Matt Stafford and the Lions are reeling, the defense is picking its game up slowly but surely and Stafford will always give his team a chance to win the game.
- Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers -10
Yes, this is a big line, but it is also a Mike Tomlin-coached Steelers’ team, in the playoffs, at Heinz Field, against a Miami team without their starting quarterback. What more do you need? Oh right, I almost forgot, they have a guy named Ben Roethlisberger at QB, ever heard of him? He’s one of the great playoff QBs and will easily lead his team to a double-digit win. Too many playmakers on Pittsburgh’s offense for them to be stopped.
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers -4.5
This was the hardest game of the bunch to pick. The reason, Eli Manning. The guy is one of the game’s greats, especially in the playoffs, but has been nothing short of pedestrian during this regular season. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers might just be the hottest team in the NFL — hell they may not have even peaked yet! That’s how well they have been playing. No reason to ever bet against Rodgers in the playoffs at Lambeau. This very well could end up being a field goal game, but there’s no value in the money line unless you’re taking the road team, so give me the -4.5 and let’s see what happens.