NFL PLAYOFF PICKS WEEK 2

8 Teams left. 4 Game to go. Here ya go NFL Fans!!!

 

 

Rams (+6.5) at Packers

The Los Angeles Rams head to the frozen tundra to take on the top seeded Green Bay Packers. Can these Cali Boys take on the cold weather and upset The Packers?

It was wild to watch The Rams offensive line push around the Seahawks last weekend and with Andrew Whitworth back plus the fresh legs of rookie Cam Akers, it has made the rushing attack central again. Jared Goff will be a little healthier to take advantage of that, working play-action to Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. 

On the other side, Aaron Rodgers will see Davante Adams locked up with Jalen Ramsey and knows center Corey Linsley and the rest of his strong interior offensive line need to keep Aaron Donald at bay, especially with the edge compromised without left tackle David Bakhtiari. Rodgers and Aaron Jones don't find it easy at first, but then Rodgers finds tight end Robert Tonyan and other matchups he likes away from downfield and Jones will go to work on a worn-down group in the second half.

Score Prediction: Packers 24, Rams 20

Ravens at Bills (-2.5)

We have 2020 MVP Lamar Jackson and The Baltimore Ravens facing the 2021 MVP front runner Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. 

If you ask me The Bills just look good this season. Like I mentioned, a team that's having fun will win games. This game will come down to which quarterback can make a few more big pass plays off script. Jackson will see Tre'Davious White contain Marquise Brown, left leaning mostly on tight end Mark Andrews in a great matchup. The difference will be the Bills' Stefon Diggs, who can consistently get the better of Marcus Peters outside to boost Allen.

Score Prediction: Bills 27, Ravens 24

Browns at Chiefs (-10)

The Browns came out to win against The Steelers and against all odds they did walked away with the win even in the first quarter. Now that the Browns are on a hot steak after upsetting The Steelers can they knock off the number one seed The Chiefs? This is the story of David vs Goliath.

The Chiefs jump right in off the hop by relentlessly throwing with a rested Mahomes. The Browns simply do not have anyone who can cover wide receiver Tyreek Hill deep or tight end Travis Kelce on intermediate routes. The goal will be jumping off to a significant lead and limiting the Browns' use of the run, putting Mayfield in uncomfortable situations against Frank Clark, Chris Jones and the rest of the Chiefs' pass rush. Mayfield also needs to be careful throwing to the middle of the field with safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Daniel Sorenson looming.

Score Prediction: Chiefs 34, Browns 17

Saints (-3) Over Buccaneers 

This Sunday divisional Matchup will be the oldest QB match up in NFL History with Tom Brady (43) taking on Drew Brees (42). This is a game of Father Time.

The regular-season meetings between these teams were laughable. The Saints won both, with a combined score of 72-26. And they are playing at home, which plays a role for them even if the impact is lessened by the tiny crowds that the team is allowed to host. The Buccaneers are a good enough team that they should be respected — in many ways, this feels like a tossup — but the Saints are rightly narrow favorites in what could be the most competitive game of the weekend.

Score Prediction: Saints 34, Buccaneers 31

 

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  • Boy, you do a great job of breaking down these NFL games. You would be a terrific football analyst on ESPN or FOX

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