NFL Divisional Round Picks
The Texans looked great earlier this year in their win at Arrowhead. The problem for Houston is their receivers are a bit banged up. Will Fuller will play, but is not even close to 100% and Kenny Stills is hobbled as well. This team can run the ball on this Chiefs Defense so I think they can hang around for a little bit in this game. Kansas City is so good at yards after the catch while the Houston Defense is really poor at tackling. This is a really bad defensive team and historically these types of teams make their exit in the playoffs. Kansas City is going to be a lot tougher to play in colder weather and with a wild crowd. Andy Reid is a master off of bye weeks and with two weeks to prepare should blow this Houston team out. Take the Chiefs and the Over.
Green Bay has done great with a rookie head coach. I think they are overrated at the #2 seed, but the Seahawks are finished. This team doesn’t have an offensive line and they don’t have a run game. Russell Wilson is a magician and he can extend plays, but he is not going to do that for four full quarters with this offensive front. Green Bay is a balanced offense and is another team that is great with yards after catch. Seattle is a bottom defense in this league and should be exposed on the road today. Injuries are a key part of football. Teams that are down so many men on the offensive line and with all new running backs in the playoffs don’t advance. Wilson should fire a couple of great deep balls, but again in four full quarters won’t be able to keep up. Aaron Rodgers will find his many receivers and Aaron Jones will keep the offense balanced enough to put up a lot of points. Take the Packers and the Over.