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NFL Divisional Playoffs Q&A: What are the odds …?

NFL Divisional Playoffs Q&A: What are the odds …?

For reference, 10 points is on the high end of the gap Las Vegas pegged between Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley when Rodgers broke his collarbone earlier this season. Drew Brees wins out every single time.

It was the franchise's first postseason appearance and win since 2007.

Is Jacksonville's defense good enough to contain Pittsburgh's playmakers? I predict the Titans' passing game will be shut down, making the offense one-dimensional.

Looking back to last week, Derrick Henry ($6,500) was one of the top running backs of the week, against the Chiefs. This marks the Falcons' fourth road game in five weeks, all demanding playoff-like intensity; during the same stretch, the Eagles' only road game entailed a quick trip to NY and they've been home since before Christmas. An angry Tom Brady is usually at his best. The most obvious one is home-field advantage, which is particularly important to Minnesota this season. While the focus this past week was on the erratic play of Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles, the league's top-ranked ground game rolled up 155 yards on the Bills. The Jaguars secondary is risky and will likely have their hands full just trying to cover both Antonio Browns and Juju Smith-Schuster. Together with the powerful right arm of Ben Roethlisberger and fellow receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant, the Steelers offense will be as potent as ever. In the first matchup, the Steelers have gone from a 7-point home favorite up to a 7.5-point fave to beat the Jaguars in a rematch of a regular-season meeting between these two teams. And that was with Steelers' inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the lineup.

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This team is the second unit in franchise history to hit the 13-win mark for the season. I keep hearing that the Eagles will shutdown the run and make them one dimensional. I also had the Los Angeles Rams beating out the Atlanta Falcons (28-24) yet it seems that the Rams have yet to take that next step. However, Philadelphia is a home underdog here against the spastic and inconsistent Atlanta Falcons.

The Eagles take on the Falcons this Saturday (Jan. 13). The Eagles, on the other hand, are on a steep decline. Tennessee has hardly found themselves in this position over the years, while this is the norm for New England.

The Eagles, who won the NFC East with a 13-3 record but are missing injured star quarterback Carson Wentz, hold an 18-14-1 all-time record against the Falcons, with their last win coming in 2016. Because of some troubling locker room rumors circulating I believe this Patriots team will be extra motivated, as if they needed an extra edge to play with.

Minnesota Vikings +6.5 (from -3.5) vs. Not only are the Vikings 7-1 at home this season, but Super Bowl LII will be played in Minnesota. The defense has been dominant, allowing the fewest points per game in the league, but it is not as if the defense has been doing it all by themselves. Despite the injuries to their own key players, such as starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, and rookie starting running back, Dalvin Cook, the team weathered through the adversity, shaking off setbacks that could have derailed a lesser team, with players like quarterback Case Keenum and running backs Jerick McKinnon & Latavius Murray stepping up to play. I expect them to win comfortably even if they don't cover the two touchdowns on the normal line. Of those host teams in the playoffs, none reached the conference championship game.


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