The Wild Card round is done, and boy was it a fun one. We now kick off the Divisional round with four very fun matchups, here are picks and scores of every single matchup.
Rams 27 – Packers 24
I believe the Rams will pull the rug from under the Packers, Aaron Rodgers will be in serious trouble with Aaron Donald (assuming he is OK) and Leonard Floyd in the front 7, and Darious Williams, Jalen Ramsey, and John Johnson III in the secondary. IN addition, I think Jared Goff will have a much better game now that he has time to prepare as the starter rather than being shoved in for John Wolford. This is my upset pick, and I believe the Rams can very realistically do it.
Ravens 34 – Bills 17
I have been defending the Bills pretty hard as the only other Super Bowl contender, but I think Lamar now makes three. The Ravens have played very well for a few consecutive weeks now, and Lamar will be able to run over a defense that has underperformed very much. I also don’t know how much Josh Allen can take in a playoff game, he tends to make more mistakes in big spots and I feel like he is not quite ready to play in a big spot.
Chiefs 43 – Browns 28
You know we seem to be very caught up in the Chiefs last two regular season games, so let me remind y’all of something. This is the postseason. This is where Patrick Mahomes will really have his opportunity to shine, and he is definitely going to do it to a Browns game that is going to be quickly exposed as an AFC fake. The Chiefs are in my book a lock to win the Super Bowl, none of these other 7 teams are even close to stopping them.
Buccaneers 44 – Saints 15
The Saints are going to get destroyed, it will not even be close. I am done doubting the greatness of Tom Brady, even at 43 years old. Brady can pull his team together to rally a massive lead over the Saints, and hold them off with their stout defense. These teams may be similar in many ways, but their primary difference is that the Bucs are playing with Brady, and the Saints have Brees. Massive downgrade if you ask me.