We’re down to eight teams and four games in the NFL Playoffs. It finally looks like we might see some different teams in the Super Bowl this season. Yes, I don’t think the Chiefs or Buccaneers get a win over the weekend. Let me explain below.
Leg #1 Los Angeles Rams +3 (-118)
I’m ready to roll with the Rams here. Los Angeles didn’t finish out the season very well but looked completely back after dominating the Arizona Cardinals on both sides of the ball. The Rams are in a win-or-bust mode right now. They’ve got a limited amount of draft picks and a whole bunch of veteran-skill players that they believe will help them win a Super Bowl.
The Rams added Matthew Stafford in the offseason and brought in players like Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. to go win a Super Bowl. They’re going to do whatever it takes to win on Sunday and have the better team in this match-up. The Buccaneers won’t be able to stop the front seven of the Rams and the Rams’ secondary looks amazing against Arizona last week.
I’m ready to roll with the Rams here.
Leg #2. Buffalo Bills +110
It’s amazing how quickly people forget about the Bills. The Bills defeated this same Chiefs team, 38-20 in dominating fashion. The Chiefs never stood a chance. The Bills kept all of Kansas City’s playmakers in front of them and rarely allowed a big play to develop on the defensive end.
The Bills should have lots of success rushing the football against the Chiefs and even with an offensive line that hasn’t produced much in the run-blocking category, the Bills should find some gashes through the Chiefs’ defense.
Overall, if the Bills are able to keep the Chiefs from putting together big plays, they’ll force Patrick Mahomes into a couple of mistakes and earn a win on the defensive end. The Bills will end up producing more on both sides of the ball in this game.
Leg #3. Packers (-245)
We’ll play it safe on the final leg with the Packers -245. The 49ers are all banged up on both sides of the ball and while I’m sure they’ll be healthy by game time, the Packers are just getting started.
The 49ers don’t have the best secondary and have struggled against the run this season as well. This defense has a solid pass rush but with Nick Bosa potentially out for this game, everything doesn’t look good for the 49ers. The Packers can do so much offensively with the tandem of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams and the running game will explode against the 49ers.
Yeah, the Packers aren’t as good rushing the football as the 49ers are, but the Packers will find their holes too and help each Green Bay drive take a little bit longer while moving the chains.
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