Divisional Weekend Playoff Picks Preview Bonanza
Last week: (3 - 1), 2 - 0 golden gambles
i went with the hypocrisy play and layed a unit on pitt -13 after saying not to put any units on the Miami +10 pick in this space, so I had an even better week than the record.
CHIEFS (EVEN) over steelers (1 unit)
I've been pumping the chiefs since last year, and its not gonna stop now. BB, AB, AND LB will be tough to stop, but as long as the Chiefs defense can slow down Leveon Bell, I think they can win this game. They will need home-field advantage and Marcus Peters to show up and Dontari Poe to have a more successful time against double teams than Suh and the Miami tackles, which is worrying. But I'm sticking with my pre-playoffs pick. Justin Houston and Jeremy Maclin's health are vital to this team, and I'm hoping both get through this game without any setbacks. If Ryan Shazier matches up with Travis Kelce, that will be the duel to watch in this one. Chiefs 26, Steelers 24.
PATRIOTS (-15) over toxins (1 unit)
No explanation needed. The texans D is good but not good enough to hold the patriots under 17, which is as much as Houston has a chance of scoring, if that. Brock was uncharacteristically good last week, and we'll see if he can keep it up. The patriots will double Hopkins and use Butler to guard the Y, so Houston's Tight ends will have to be even more productive if they want to move the ball, and Lamar Miller is going to have to do mch better than his abysmal outing last week. I don't see that happeneing. Patriots 31, Houston 13.
ATLANTA (-5) over seattle
This game will be a good one, but I think atlanta has enough firepower to beat an earl thomas-less seattle defense. Really interested to see if the seahawks can turn this dome game into a shootout, which would be fun to watch. Vic Beasley is an x-factor in this game, and if Atlanta can establish a run game early it will do wonders for giving Matt Ryan time and setting up the deep ball. I think there is a strong possibility this game comes down to a field goal, but I'll pick atlanta and probably not put any units on this one except in a teaser. Atlanta 25, Seahawks 20
DAK (EVEN) over my dackers
A few of you have caught on to what i'm doing here, but either way this game is not going to be as easy as last week for the pack. This game starts and ends with Ezekeil Elliot, and if they can't bottle him up it will be a long flight home. The pack will have to hold Dallas to field Goals, and if Dez Bryant can match Ladarius Gunters physicality that will be tough. I want to see Jake Ryan on Witten after 50s performance and injury last week, Hyde on Beasley, and Randall on 83. Then, once again, it will come down to stopping the run. I wouldn't be surprised if Green bay used a 3 safety package with Kentrell Brice some in this game to allow Morgan Burnett to play in the box. They are going to have to do something special to combat the Dallas front line. On the other side of the ball, Dallas is as healthy as they have been all season with Demarcus Lawrence back. We will see if they use pressure packages and rotating safeties pre and post snap to try and keep 12 off balance.
CHIEFS (+5) over patriots
FALCONS (-3) over dackers
CHIEFS (+2) over dackers
Yes, the mentions of the dackers are mysterious. DUALITY AND HYPOCRISY REIGN. If you listen to the show, you will understand the mystery.