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This week’s divisional round picks and a few random Jets predictions, as we ramp up towards February and the new regulations for betting on the Super Bowl.
1 – San Francisco (-7)
The 49ers are the best team remaining in the NFC by a decent margin and despite it being Jimmy G’s playoff debut, have too much on each side of the football for a Vikings team who will still be riding high off their upset last week. Unlike the Saints and Sean Payton, look for Kyle Shanahan to be focused on running the offense through his best skill position players and for a big day from the 49ers diverse group of running backs. This feels like a 10-15 point win for San Francisco.
2 – Tennessee (+10)
A big, big line for the upstart Titans who have been a different team since switching quarterbacks. This will be a fast paced game between two teams who love to run the football and Tennessee will do enough to hang around to keep this interesting into deep in the fourth quarter. Derrick Henry won’t match his production from last week but will match his opportunities and we’ll get signs of life from AJ Brown, Ryan Tannehill and the Titans passing game.
3 – Kansas City (-9)
The blowout of the weekend, with some mild backdoor cover danger. Bill O’Brien is the worst remaining coach in the playoffs and it will show against a well rested, underrated Chiefs team. I don’t doubt Watson and Hopkins will make a few plays out of nothing but Houston won’t have enough to hang in this one and cover.
4 – Seattle (+4.5)
A well coached, well quarterbacked, excellent road team against a shakier than usual 13-3 team. Seattle has a great chance to win this game outright and at a minimum will be right in what should be the lowest scoring game of the weekend.
5 – Seattle/Green Bay (Under 47)
See above. A very good Green Bay defense and an under-appreciated Seattle defense going head to head on the cliched frozen tundra of Lambeau. Expect a ton of Aaron Jones from Green Bay and a ton of scrambling/short passing from Russell Wilson in a 17-16 type game.
6 – Tennessee/Baltimore (Under 47)
The clock will be flying in this game between Derrick Henry handoffs, Lamar Jackson designed runs, Ryan Tannehill designed runs and Gus Edwards/Mark Ingram handoffs. I am looking for both teams to settle in the low 20s and narrowly hit the under.
7 – Minnesota/San Francisco (Over 44)
San Francisco has an offense designed to rip off big plays. Minnesota is run heavy, sometimes to a fault, but with a healthy Adam Thielen, can score quickly. I do think San Francisco wins this game comfortably but something in the 34-20 type range feels about right.
8 – Your Three Teasers
- Titans +16, Titans/Ravens under 53, Chiefs -3
- Titans +16, 49ers -1, 49ers/Vikings over 38
- Seattle +10.5, Seattle/Green Bay under 53, Chiefs -3
9 – Your Two Parlays
- 49ers ML, Titans +10
- Seahawks ML, Chiefs ML
10 – Random Jets Prediction #1
The Jets are going to sign Kelvin Beachum and Brian Poole back to the team before free agency opens. Robby Anderson and Jordan Jenkins are going to hit the open market, with Anderson quickly signing with a different team.
11 – Random Jets Prediction #2
The Jets will attempt to part ways with Henry Anderson and Avery Williamson this offseason via trade and if they cannot find any suitors, will cut at least one of them.
12 – Random Jets Prediction #3
The Jets will sign Alex Lewis to a contract extension this offseason. Blessaun Austin will be one of the team’s opening day starters at corner next year.