The phase for the NFC and AFC National championship is nearly set. In the NFC, the No. 1-seeded Green Bay Packers wait for the winner of Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees after Aaron Rodgers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 In the AFC, The Buffalo Bills wait for the winner of Chiefs-Browns. If Cleveland pulls off the upset, Buffalo will host the conference championship. Otherwise, it goes through Kansas City.
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Buccaneers at Saints
Time: Sunday, 6: 40 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV ( Pursue complimentary)
” They did advance last week, but the Buccaneers did struggle a bit against Taylor Heinicke and it was barely among those wins you felt great about moving forward. It type of seemed like they just left instead of sent out a message to the remainder of the NFC that they were around to make a deep run. The Saints had no issue with the Bears last time out, however you could make a case that we didn’t discover much about New Orleans either as Chicago did their finest to come away with the ‘L.’ While Tampa Bay has the skill, it’s hard to trust them going on the road and slaying the Saints. In their professions, Drew Brees is 5-2 SU and ATS in head-to-head matches with Tom Brady. This video game will be closer than the previous matchups, however I’ll still roll with the status quo in New Orleans.”– Tyler Sullivan on why he likes the Saints to cover on Sunday.
” When two department rivals fulfill in the playoffs, I do not necessarily pay attention to what happened during the regular season, however in this video game, it’s sort of difficult to neglect. The Saints burnt out the Buccaneers two times this year with wins of 34-23 and 38 -3, and yes, I count that very first rating as a blowout because it was 34-17 late in the game until the Buccaneers scored a garbage-time touchdown. Obviously, it’s expected to be difficult to beat a team three times in one season, however I’m beginning to believe that’s an old spouses’ tale that some inebriated NFL fan came up with one night after having one a lot of beverages on Bourbon Street. Considering That 1970, an overall of 21 groups have gone 2-0 versus a divisional opponent in the regular season and after that faced them once again in the playoffs and those 21 teams went 14 -7 in the third video game, which implies 66.7%of the groups have ended up the three-game sweep. Over the past 25 years, that number is 75%(9-3).”– John Breech on why he’s on the Saints to cover.
” Tampa Bay’s offense is installing huge numbers thanks to Brady, but that New Orleans defense hasn’t enabled 300 passing lawns in any game all year. That New Orleans offense might be a little sharper than last week, but I believe their ‘D’ dictates the video game and the offense gets conservative in the second half.”– SportsLine’s R.J. White on the Pick 6 Podcast explaining why he’s leaning towards the Under.
Top prop picks
Alvin Kamara Under 102.5 overall backyards (-115)
” Tampa Bay has enabled 100 total lawns to simply 2 running backs all year (Dalvin Cook, Brian Hill in Week 17). Shoot, only seven teams have had their running backs overall 100 backyards versus this front! The Bucs have actually held opposing runners to 3.7 lawns per bring in their past 8, and in spite of ranking very first in running back receptions per game enabled (6.18), they’re sixth-best in lawns per catch allowed (6.5) and 12 th in getting touchdowns per video game enabled (0.18). Kamara is certainly an unique player, but even he’s struggled to get even 70 total lawns versus the Bucs in two games this season despite 5 receptions in each video game. I fully expect Kamara to score and get near the number, however not over it.”– CBS Sports’ Dave Richard
Tom Brady Over 0.5 interceptions (-145)— Jordan Dajani