We're Down To The Final 8!
As the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is upon us, it's hard to believe how fast January is flying by with the Conference Championships slated for next Sunday (Jan 19th). So, we're a week away from being 2 weeks away from the Superbowl! You following me so far?
Saturday 4:35p on NBC - Vikings VS. 49'ers
Okay, lets get down to the business! Saturday has the late afternoon and night time action with Minnesota at Levis Stadium to knock heads with 49'ers in a 4:35 east coast start. SF is 7 pt favorites and coming off a first round bye. Vikings stunned the Saints in New Orleans and lifted King Kong off Kirk Cousins big game back.
Road dogs in divisional rounds have done well and the Niners are 3-8-1 ATS at home under Kyle Shanahan. SF is great, but Minnesota can run and defend so I'm taking the 7 pts.
Saturday night at 8:15p on CBS - Ravens VS. Titans
The 1st AFC semi-final game in Baltimore as the rested Ravens are 9 1/2 point favs over upstart Tennessee.
The Titans toppled the mighty Pats and have the best running beast in FB in Derrick Henry which opens up the passing game for Ryan Tannell, but Baltimore is hot with 12 straight wins 9-1 ATS in the last 8 of their last 10 wins have been by double digits! Ravens lay the points
Sunday at 3:05p on CBS - Chiefs VS. Texans
Pat Mahomes and company (KC Chiefs) get a rematch against the Houston Texans who won at Arrowhead in week 6, but Mahomes was operating on 1 foot then and comes in the extra week to rest.
Texans QB DeShaun Watson, Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson ran wild in the first meeting, but Andy Reid's defense has allowed 11.5 pts per game over the last 6. KC gives up the run, but they are awesome vs the pass.
Houston can run AND pass, but their D is susceptible to the pass, which Mahomes does especially well on 3rd downs. KC has too much offense and that's why I'm laying the generous 9 1/2
Sunday 6:40pm "On the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" on FOX - Seahawks VS. Packers
Finally, can the road warriors from Seattle keep riding the massive shoulders of Russell Wilson or will the Packers and the Aarons be too much for the defense formerly known as the Legion of Boom?
Aaron Rodgers has seen some tough starts, but when he gets the turbo boost of Aaron Jones and his 19 TD's, the Pack and Seahawks shapes up as the most competitive game of the weekend (at least on paper and Vegas).
Green Bay has a huge advantage with 3 of the NFL's top defenders who should frustrate the Seattle O-Line and Wilson all day. Lay the 4 pts on the Pack
2-2 after Wild Card weekend as a perfect Saturday crashed into an 0-2 Sunday. Let's get er done this weekend!
- Tony Bruno
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