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Sowing's Divisional Picks

The playoffs have proven to be just as unpredictable as the regular season was, as I split my Wildcard picks 2-2. So I decided to go big or go home this time. The following Divisional round picks are not for the faint of heart.
1Kaiser Chiefs
Off With Their Heads

Colts (11-6) at Chiefs (12-4): The Colts made a believer out of me on Saturday, marching into Houston and decisively ending the Texans' season. They're now 10-1 in their last 11 games. The Chiefs present a more difficult challenge certainly, with MVP-candidate Patrick Mahomes and his slew of weapons in a buzzsaw offense that seems capable of dropping 40 points in any given game. With that said, KC's defense has been an abject disaster, while the Colts' D has been humming. The Chiefs have a slight offensive advantage whereas the Colts possess a slight defensive advantage; I'm rolling with the hot hand versus a coach/city that seems cursed in the playoffs. Also KC hasn't been the same since losing Kareem Hunt. Andrew Luck's neck pubes prevail again. Pick: Colts 27, Chiefs 21
2Ram Jam
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ram

Cowboys (11-6) at Rams (13-3): Dallas is a trendy upset pick so far, but I don't see it. Yes, they can win any game in which Elliott runs the ball for 100-and-some-odd yards - and controlling the ball definitely needs to be their approach against one of the NFL's best offenses. But what happens if they get down by 7? 10? 20? It's not just possible, but likely with a team like LA. Yes, Dallas has a clear path to victory but LA has like 6 paths. I trust LA to come back from a 24-10 halftime deficit, but not Dallas. Also, the Rams were ousted in their first playoff game last year to the underdog Falcons...I don't think Sean McVay lets that happen in back to back home playoff games. Pick: Rams 32, Cowboys 17
3Low Charge
Low Charge

Chargers (13-4) at Patriots (11-5): After almost blowing a 23-3 lead against Lamar Jackson's Ravens, I'm left wondering if the Chargers can be trusted to protect a lead versus Brady and co. I still believe that the Chargers are one of the league's most unfairly overlooked teams - they're 13-4 for fuck's sake and are favored to lose, yet again. The lore of New England, Brady, and Belichick can be overwhelming, but Rivers is like 50 years old or something and presumably no longer gets fazed by that kind of shit. Looking strictly at talent/skill positions, LA should win this game. But it's hard to bet against Belichick/Brady with an extra week to prepare, especially at home. Ummmmmmmmmmmm... Pick: Patriots 26, Chargers 23
4ZZ Top
Tres Hombres

Eagles (10-7) at Saints (13-3): The Saints beat the Eagles by like 91 points in November (okay, fine it was only 41 that really better though?), however, this is a different Eagles team with Foles - as they keep proving. With Foles under center, they've delivered wins at the Rams, versus the Texans, and at the Bears over the last 4 weeks. The secret isn't just Foles' magic though; the entire team has stepped up. I do think Brees will slice and dice the Eagles' secondary in ways Trubisky couldn't. But I also think Foles, Sproles, Jeffery, Ertz, etc will find going from the Bears top defense to the Saints relatively average one to be a boon. I've doubted the Eagles for the last, from now on, it's in Foles I trust. In the words of ZZ Top: "Jesus just left Chicago, and he's bound for New Orleans...yeah, yeah, then out to California through the forests and the pines." Who am I to question that kind of prophecy? Eagles-Rams it is. Pick: Eagles 27, Saints 24
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