2018 NFL Divisional Round Picks2 min read
The Chiefs’ monumental collapse kept us from hitting a 4-0 week, but I guess 3-1 will have to do. For a breakdown of the Divisional Round, check out our preview.
- Last Week: 3-1
- Overall: 48-36-5
- Atlanta Falcons -3 at Philadelphia Eagles
It’s hard to bet against a home underdog that won 13 regular season games, but this isn’t an ordinary situation. Without Carson Wentz, this offense is completely different and while the extra rest might help Philly, you have to go with the better quarterback and that is clearly Matt Ryan.
- Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots -14
New England is the significantly better team and will be taking the field for the first time since the ESPN hit piece. Pats by at least 30.
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5
I urge each and every one of you to buy the hook and drop it to -7, with that being said the Jags’ offense was horrendous last week. Bortles struggled mightily against a decent-at-best Bills’ defense and will go up against a much better unit on the road in Pittsburgh this weekend. Big Ben needs to get the ball to his playmakers and do so early against one of, if not, the best defense in the league. I think there’s too much talent on offense for Pittsburgh to not cover this spread.
- New Orleans Saints +4 at Minnesota Vikings
There is a lot of pressure on a guy who has never made a career playoff start. Fortunately for Case Keenum, it is at home and in a dome. The bad news is he is going up against one of the great Coach-QB duos in the NFL with Brees and Payton. Not to mention the two-headed monster in the backfield with Brees. Giving the Saints points is a must play in this situation.