Welcome to the NFL playoffs and that can mean ONLY one thing, the NFL picks presented to you by NOBODY are back and BETTER than EVER. Every year I tell the THREE read this blog to FADE me, but in the regular season, I finished with a .625 WINNING percentage in my picks, so IF you are FADING me you are LOSING a TON of money.
I CLOSED out the regular on a HEATER going 4-1 in Week SEVENTEEN and come into the Playoffs looking to make a TON of money. I was TERRIBLE with my Playoff picks last season, going 2-9. I PROMISE to you that I will be a LOT better than LAST season or else I might RETIRE from picking NFL games. That is a PROMISE I am DEFINITELY going to REGRET.
Week SEVENTEEN Recap:
Game 1: Pats (-13.5) vs Jets: My Pick- Pats, Actual- Pats COVER
Game 2: Giants (-6.5) vs Cowboys: My Pick- Cowboys, Actual- Cowboys WIN
Game 3: Ravens (-6.5) vs Browns: My Pick- Ravens, Actual- Ravens WIN but did NOT cover
Game 4: Vikings (-4.5) vs Bears: My Pick- Bears, Actual- Bears WIN
Game 5: Titans vs Colts (-2.5): My Pick- Colts, Actual- Colts WIN
Record for Week SEVENTEEN: 4-1, Overall record for the 2018 season: 65-39
The games for this weekend are the Colts at the Texans, the Seahawks at the Cowboys, the Chargers at the Ravens, AND the Eagles at the Bears.
Game 1: Saturday LATE Afternoon- The Indianapolis Colts at the Houston Texans (Line- Texans -1.5)
At ONE point of the season, the Texans were the HOTTEST team in the NFL but they have gone COLD towards the END of the season. On the OTHER end, the Colts are the HOTTEST team in the NFL right now and they are the BETTER team in this game. I think we are going to see our first UPSET of the Playoffs in the FIRST game and I have the Colts winning this game EASILY.
Game 2: Saturday Night- The Seattle Seahawks at the Dallas Cowboys (Line- Cowboys -3.5)
BOTH the Cowboys and the Seahawks had TOUGH times WINNING against the LAST place teams in their division and I think that carries into the Playoffs. This is the MARQUEE slot for the NFL and I think this game is going to be UGLY because the defenses in this game are FAR SUPERIOR than the offensive units of BOTH teams and that is why I think this game is going to be decided by a Field goal, so I like the Seahawks in this game AGAINST the spread.
Game 3: Sunday Afternoon- The Los Angeles Chargers at the Baltimore Ravens (Line- Ravens -3.5)
The NFL did the Chargers so DIRTY by having them play in the WORST possible slot for them, but I do NOT think that is going to affect. These two teams played in Los Angeles in Week 16 and we saw the Ravens WIN in LA, but I have made it a PLEDGE to myself that a team that is trying to WIN with a RUN-FIRST quarterback CANNOT succeed in the NFL so I like the Chargers to WIN this game. This might also have to do with me not wanting a quarterback drafted AFTER Sam Darnold to get a Playoff WIN before Sammy Touchdowns.
Game 4: Sunday LATE Afternoon- The Philadelphia Eagles at the Chicago Bears (Line- Bears -6.5)
This is the game of the week by FAR even though it is the BIGGEST spread of the weekend. The Bears have an ELITE defense and an offense that COMPLEMENTS the defense exceptionally WELL. On the OTHER side of the ball, you have the Eagles, who have LATCHED on to Nick Foles, who has MAGICAL powers. I think the MAGIC runs OUT in Chicago on Sunday and we will have a NEW Super Bowl CHAMPION this season.
My picks for this week are the Colts, the Seahawks, the Chargers, AND the Bears. Come BACK next week to get my picks for the divisional round.