Lets recap the goal we created at start of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.. predict all playoff games correctly.. last week we went 4/4 soooo.. I’d say we are off to a god start!! Lets dive into championship weekend!
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots
I will be flat out honest with ya’ll, this is the toughest game of the NFL playoffs to predict. Here’s why.. lets start by listing off every quarterback Tom Brady has beaten in 2017 after coming off his suspension… Cody Kessler, Andy Dalton, Landry Jones, Tyrod Taylor, Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Fitzpatrick , Bryce Petty, Jared Goff, Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Matt Moore, Brock Osweiler.. Brady’s loses.. Russell Wilson. This is a pretty crazy list to analyze because the only elite QB Brady beat was Joe Flacco 😉 …… now the Pats are going up against Big Ben’s elite offense on Sunday night and this game is going to be tight. I really want to pick the Steelers to at least cover the spread but I just can’t pull the trigger. Tom’s playoff record at home is too much to pass up on, and I could totally see the Pats throwing a last minute touchdown to win the game and 6-point spread. Patriots over Steelers.
Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons
Like I’ve been saying.. I got a weird gut feeling since the end of the regular season about the Falcons. This offense is just so freakin’ electric and the defense has play-makers that can change the outcome of a game. Rookie LB Deion Jones had the most ridiculous interception I have ever seen, and DB Ricardo Allen put the icing on the cake in the 4th quarter last week against Seattle with a huge pick. Yes, Aaron Rodgers is one bad dude that is on some sort of tear, but he doesn’t play defense. I like Matty Ice, Julio, and the dynamic RB duo to crush this defense and put up 38 points on GB. If you read my “Futures Bets- Who Will Reign Supreme” article a few weeks back then you know I’m rolling with Atlanta as a 4-point favorite. “Big Buck Hunter” says.. over 61-points & Falcons over Packers.
Superbowl prediction: Falcons vs Patriots.. tune in next week for our final pick! In the meantime, hit your boy up @TheLedgeSports or @pearson_drew00