This week features the NFL Divisional Playoffs. The winners meet next week in the Conference Championships, the winners of which match up in the Super Bowl.
Let’s have some more fun and see if we can pick the winners in this weekend’s games.
Today at 4:35 the 10-5-1 Seattle Seahawks go against the 11-5 Atlanta Falcons, the Falcons favored by 41/2. I don’t like betting against the Seahawks by I’ve got a hunch Atlanta will take this one. QB Matt Ryan is on a tear and it’s foolish to bet against Ryan and WR Julio Jones. Falcons: 28-21.
At 8:15, the 14-2 New England Patriots host the 10-7 Houston Texans, the Patriots favored by 16. That’s a lot of points. The Texans and the Patriots have met four times in the past, the Patriots winning every game by no less than 27 points. But the Texans have the best defense in the league. I look for the Patriots to win but not cover the 16. 21-7
At 1 p.m the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in K.C., Pitt favored by 1.
RB Le Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown and QB Ben Roethles berger will lead the powerful Steeler offense to the win, 24-17.
At 4:30 Aaron Rodgers will lead the 11-6 Green Bay Packers into Dallas to meet the 14-2 Cowboys, Dallas favored by 4.
I look for the magic and the arm of Rodgers to carry the day. Cowboy rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will only stand by and marvel at the great Aaron. Prescott will get a real lesson in how to play his position. But it will be a close game. Green Bay, 24-20.
Good luck and don't forget to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org how you made out .