Breaking down this National Football League weekend, playoff predictions Video

Aubrey Yates
January 13, 2018

With Wentz, the Eagles would be a 6-point favorite. But that factor will be tested in all four Divisional Round games.

Its now the divisional round, meaning the stakes are higher and the competition more fierce. They are team that has been through some UGLY games this season.

"I was disappointed about the way the first game went and the way it turned out". Your best teaser picks against the spread.

The best weekend of the National Football League is here, the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Let's run it back for the divisional round. We'll move each game 10 points for the four-team teaser. However, the Vikings stand in the way, and won't be an easy task, especially in Minnesota. These guys maximize mistakes, but will have a much tougher matchup in Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Martavis Bryant.

On the other side of the NFC bracket, former Kamehameha-Kapalama star Kamu Grugier-Hill and the Eagles host the Falcons Saturday at 11:35 am HST. However, Philadelphia is a home underdog here against the spastic and inconsistent Atlanta Falcons. Yes, more passing. Steelers will win it, but it's tight. Two turnovers, a pair of sacks, six tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries is plenty of disruption to win a messy game.

I put too much faith in Blake Bortles last week. Likewise, taking Pittsburgh on this tease nearly feels too easy. I'll take the under with Jacksonville failing to score 10 points. Two games on Saturday and two on Sunday, a weekend where a permanent imprint can be left on one's couch. That won't fly against the Vikings. Because of some troubling locker room rumors circulating I believe this Patriots team will be extra motivated, as if they needed an extra edge to play with. On the other hand, I don't know if Bortles and company can even score 10 if their defense does not consistently set them up with good field position. So how is this team a 3 point dog at home against the 6th seed? Maybe this was a gambling blessing in disguise. I don't think that'll happen for four quarters. Picking against the spread with a team on the road means one of two things. Yes, even after accounting for Nick Foles.

Sorry not sorry to the Philadelphia Eagles, but Atlanta has a bigger chip on its shoulder and more to play for. In this league, most teams can only advance as far as their quarterback can take them. The Eagles, who won the NFC East with a 13-3 record but are missing injured quarterback Carson Wentz, hold an 18-14-1 all-time mark against the Falcons, with the last win coming in 2016.

Tasked with picking their playoff road to the Super Bowl, and eventual victor, can Graves triumph over the likes of England cricketer Liam Plunkett WWE superstar Baron Corbin and Sky Sports News Deadline Day expert Jim White?

It's certainly a tall order but we have learned that nothing is impossible.

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Normally I wouldn't pick against the Vikings at home, but this Saints team is going to go all the way. This will be a game that will be very close.

Belichick, Mike Tomlin and Sean Payton are the only Super Bowl-winning coaches of the eight teams remaining in the playoffs.

Tennessee's comeback victory last week was thrilling, but make no mistake, the Titans will be outmatched in New England.

The two AFC games are a bit different.

Of all the games this weekend, I think this will be the closest and most exciting.

The Jaguars are huge, physical, and have tremendous defensive backs. The Rams, by comparison, allowed 5.1 fewer points per game than expected.

The NFL is going through some insane news this week but that is all for later. They did beat Kansas City on the road.

"I think experience in general is great", Keenum said.

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