Friday, January 15, 2021

NFL Divisional Round Playoff Predictions


Wild Card Record (4-2)



Cleveland Browns Vs Kansas City Chiefs

The Browns are coming into this game hot and off of one of the biggest games in the history of the team. Their performance against the Steelers last week was great and they deserve all the credit for dominating a division rival. The Chiefs present a much different battle this week and while they have not dominated like they did last season, they’re still the defending champs and still look pretty damn good! The Chiefs offense can basically score at will and even when they’re down for the majority of the game, they’re able to score really quick and make things really uncomfortable for even the most disciplined defense. The Browns have their hands full this week and while they do have the weapons on offense to try and keep up with the Chiefs, I still think the Chiefs have too much firepower for the Browns to overcome.

Chiefs over Browns 31-20


Baltimore Ravens Vs Buffalo Bills

This is going to be one hell of a matchup between these two teams because they are both on fire and one of them will actually have to lose. The Bills high flying offense will have their hands full against the Ravens defense who just shut down the league leading rusher last week so you know they ain’t messing around. The big problem for the Ravens defense will be the Bills quarterback Josh Allen who has had a spectacular season through the air and is also very difficult to bring down in the pocket. He is no Lamar Jackson when he gets to running around, but he is big and can take a hit and will take off if he has to. Speaking of Lamar Jackson he is going to be a problem for the Bills defense to contain because he has been playing some flawless football the last month or so and once this guy gets going he is too much for the defense to handle. I expect this game to be a shootout on offense and may even come down to the final drive of the game. In the end I think the Bills will get the win because I think they will have a little too much firepower on offense for the Ravens to handle. There hasn’t been one point this season where the Bills have looked down and out and haven’t been able to overcome, whereas the Ravens have had their troubles when facing off against the top teams in the league.

Bills over Ravens 41-40



Los Angeles Rams Vs Green Bay Packers

The Packers come into the playoffs hot and with Aaron Rodgers playing some of the best football he has ever played in his career. Rodgers makes being a quarterback look easy because when he drops back to pass it doesn’t even seem like he’s the least bit stressed out. It helps that he has the big playmaker Davante Adams at wide receiver and Aaron Jones in the backfield, but you can’t discredit what Rodgers has done this season to carry the Packers this far. The Rams on the other hand have boring ass Jared Goff at quarterback, who was not that good even before he broke his right thumb, but now that he is playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, he looks even worse. The dude barely got by against the Seahawks last week and that was thanks to the defense and the poor play from Seattle. This week they face a much better opponent in the Packers. Jared Goff will be put under a ton of pressure from the Packers defense which will setup the Packers for some easy scores. This will put all the pressure on the Rams defense who already have a tough task going up against Aaron Rodgers. I don’t think this game is going to be close at all. The Packers should absolutely dominate the Rams on every level of this game from offense, to defense and all the way to special teams.

Packers over Rams 35-10


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs New Orleans Saints

It is crazy that we are going to see two of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL play against each other for a shot at the NFC Championship game and they’re both in their 40’s! The Saints have absolutely dominated the Buccaneers this season in the two regular season matchups and it wasn’t even close. Although, after the last loss against the Saints that seemed to be the turning point for the Bucs offense. They finally seemed to have found a running game, which in turn has opened up the passing game for Tom Brady. The Bucs defense gets Devin White back this week which is huge because he is the engine of this defense and he will make things uncomfortable for Drew Brees. When Drew Brees is uncomfortable the Saints offense can’t get it going and that’s been evident this entire season. Even in games they have won you can tell Drew Brees is having issues reading the opposing defense and turning the ball over when he normally wouldn’t in the past. The Bucs defense is going to be the deciding factor in this one because I know their offense will be able to hold it down with Tom Brady and the numerous weapons he has on offense. There is always upset in the playoffs and I believe this will be it!

Buccaneers over Saints 28-21

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