Goldie’s Best Bets NFL Divisional Round: Ride with Rodgers
All Time Record: 295-145-1
Vs. Spread: 221-219-1
21-22 Season: 169-90-1
Vs. Spread: 132-130-1
Wildcard Record: 5-1
Vs. Spread: 3-3
Guarantee Record: 17-15
Upset Record: 18-13
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 35-15
21-22 Season: 19-14
Final 2020: 16-1
A statement from Crazy Uncle Jeff:
“I have not been happy with my performance and record this season. I apologize to all of my fans. In hopes to make amends, I will not miss this weekend. Give me all of the favorites, but give the points”
San Francisco 49ers (10-7) @ Green Bay Packers (13-4)
Vegas Picks: GB -5.5
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 38-13
No, that score prediction was not a typo. Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football while Garoppolo is average, and Jimmy’s nursing a shoulder injury. Also, Green Bay has been dominant in lambeau, going 8-0 at home this season. Also, SFs two best defenders are iffy to play as Nick Bosa and Fred Warner were tagged as questionable in Thursday’s injury report. Also, the Niners barely snuck into the playoffs, while the Packers had the #1 seed locked up for weeks. Also, the Niners are (in my opinion) the worst team left in the playoffs. Rodgers and the Packers advance to yet another NFC Championship. Bet the house, the car, and the boat! I GUARANTEE IT!
Goldie’s UPSET of the Week
Buffalo Bills (11-6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (13-5)
Vegas Picks: KC -2
Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 24-23
So many storylines surround the games this weekend, but perhaps none bigger than the rematch of last season’s AFC Championship. Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated the Bills last season en route to their second Super Bowl appearance in a row. However, Buffalo has been waiting patiently for their shot to knock KC off since that day (a certain Stefon Diggs photo comes to mind). These Bills proved they’re the real deal last week by demolishing division rival Patriots in the NFL playoffs’ first ever perfect game (TD on every drive). That loaded Bills offense is going to be hard to keep up with, especially considering Buffalo has the defensive edge as well. Feeling dangerous going against Andy Reid at home coming off a bye, but I’m a true believer that there’s a new sheriff in town in the AFC. After all, nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills! UPSET!
Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) @ Tennessee Titans (12-5)
Vegas Picks: TEN -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Titans Win 27-23
In the first of a great slate of games, the Bengals head to Tennessee with hopes of keeping their Cinderella season alive. However, many factors point towards a Titans victory this Saturday. The Titans have the rest/prep edge coming off the #1 seed bye, which of course also results in this being a home game for the Titans. In addition, Tennessee has the health edge. Multiple Bengals linebackers were injured in their win against the Raiders last week, and the Titans offense gets a massive boost as RB Derrick Henry is set to make his return. The clock strikes midnight for the Bengals, as the Titans get their first home playoff win since 2003.
Los Angeles Rams (12-5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)
Vegas Picks: TB -3
Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 26-23
Feeling extra dangerous going against Tom Brady in the playoffs, but his team is just too depleted to win a playoff game right now. The Bucs will be without Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, and they’ll be lucky to have two of their three top RBs. Those are major blows to two very important skill positions on the offense. Loaded Rams defense should do a good job of containing the hobbled Bucs offense. Also, Matthew Stafford is out for blood in this one, as this is his first real taste of competitive playoff action after being cooped up in Detroit for all those years. Sean McVay and the Rams devise a game plan to take down the legendary GOAT on the other side. However, this is the most nervous pick of the four by far, as the ghost of Brady’s past has already started to haunt me.
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