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NFL Divisional Round Part II: End of the GOAT Road?

NFL Divisional Round Part II: End of the GOAT Road?


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We went 50/50 on Saturday, which means we’re trending in the right direction.

Yesterday didn’t deliver a lot of scoring, but today’s games feel like we might see some more fire power.

Let’s pick some winners.

Divisional Round Saturday = 1-1

Playoffs-to-Date = 3-5

Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5)

Last Matchup = Los Angeles won 34-24 at Tampa Bay in Week 3

We will have plenty of time to discuss Tom Brady’s career, but it can’t be ignored that this could be his last game.

It also can’t be ignored that Brady has struggled against Sean McVay’s Rams over the last 3 seasons. Brady won his sixth Super Bowl vs. McVay’s Rams in 2019, but he only threw for 262 yards and zero touchdowns in that game.

Brady and the Bucs have lost to Los Angeles in each of the last two seasons. The Rams seemed ready to finally be operating at full strength, while Tampa will be missing Jason Pierre-Paul and Ronald Jones II.

The Bucs really struggled to run the ball in Week 3, and I think that difficulty appears again here.

I like the Rams to get the upset.

The Pick = Los Angeles

Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs (-1.5)

Last Matchup = Buffalo won 38-20 at Kansas City in Week 5

Buffalo looked perfect on offense last week. The question is, are Josh Allen and the Bills offense really that good, or was the Patriots defense that bad?

Fortunately for Kansas City (and unfortunately for me), I think it’s more of the latter.

And while most of the talk this week is how good Buffalo has looked, the Chiefs have quietly won 10 of their last 11 games.

And the Chiefs are the reigning AFC Champions and are playing at home. This line feels like it’s gotten way too cute.

The Pick = Kansas City

Enjoy today’s festivities and let’s find out who’s going to Championship Sunday!

Terry is from Massachusetts and is a passionate fan of the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins. He also will admit he only pays attention to Syracuse basketball when they're good. If there's a Twitter trade rumor even remotely associated with one of his teams, he's likely fallen for it. Finally, he believes 100% that if the Celtics had beaten the Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals they would have swept the Thunder in the Finals.

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