Hi everyone! Today I want to discuss which picks I got correct and which ones I got wrong! So, let’s get started! I predicted that the Bengals would beat the Raiders 32-29, but the final score was 26-19 Bengals over the Raiders in a close game. The Raiders were moving the ball down the field looking like they are going to tie the game or go for the game-winning touchdown, but the Bengal’s defense made a game-winning interception to end the Raiders season. Also, the Bengals have won their first playoff game in 31 years! It was since 1991 when they won a playoff game. I predicted that the Buccaneers would beat the Eagles 26-`17, but the final score was 31-15 Buccaneers over the Eagles. The Eagles offense made a lot of mistakes as they were getting beat up 17-0 in the first half. The Eagles could have scored a touchdown if the quarterback Jalen Hurts had thrown the ball quicker instead of making it too late. It would have been 17-7 before the first half ended. I think the Eagles would still would have lost though. I predicted that the 49ers would beat the Cowboys 37-33, but the final score was 23-17 49ers over the Cowboys in a close game. The Cowboys were driving down the field looking like they were going to win the game, but the quarterback Dak Prescott stupidly slid down on the draw run play instead of trying to get out of bounds! The Cowboys tried to hurry up and spike the ball, but the time just ran out for Dallas. Brutal mistake!! I think the Cowboys to be honest with you should have won the game because all you had to do is get out of bounds. So, the blame should be on them for losing the game. I predicted that the Chiefs would beat the Steelers 31-25, but the final score was 42-21 Chiefs over the Steelers. The Chiefs started to turn it up especially in the second half after the Steelers strike first with a defensive strip for a touchdown to put them 7-0 over the Chiefs.
I predicted that the Patriots would beat the Bills 30-23, but the final score was 47-17 Bills over the Patriots in a huge blowout. The Patriots quarterback Mac Jones had to throw the ball a lot after his offense had success running the football and he only threw the ball like 3 times last time. This was a massive improvement by the Bills in general. And it led to the Patriots playing so horrible on offense and defense as their season comes to an end. I predicted that the Cardinals would beat the Rams 30-28, but the final score was 34-11 Rams over the Cardinals in a huge ugly blowout. The Cardinals offense was absolutely terrible. They made a lot of mistakes by throwing 2 interceptions especially the one close to the end zone, taking big sacks, abandoning the run game, not getting the receivers separation, did not even attack the Rams secondary, the wide receivers were so quiet and not getting the ball to, too many punts and wearing down Andy Lee, giving up chunk plays, poor play calling, and too many penalties. I have been talking about what they needed to do to win the game and they just hardly did any of that and it ended their season. What happened to these Cardinals?!! It looked like that was an easy win for the Rams and they did not belong in the playoffs.
So, I have gotten 4 out of 6 picks correct! Now, let’s get to the Divisional playoff game picks, shall we?! The first game I will predict is the Bengals @Titans game. The Bengals are coming off with their win over the Raiders in a wild card game and the Titans are coming off the bye week. I think this should be a very good game. The Titans have officially activated running back Derrick Henry and he is going to be playing tomorrow and that is going to give the Titans a big boost. I think the Titans will beat the Bengals in a very close game 36-30 because I think Derrick Henry is going to be hungry and he wants the ball a lot because he has missed some games due to the Covid-19 test results. I think he is going to have a big day and run all over the Bengal’s defense. The next game I will predict is the 49ers @Packer’s game. The 49ers are coming off with their win over the Cowboys and the Packers are coming off with the bye week. I think this should be a really good game. The 49ers are a physical team and they can pound the ball at you. However, the Packers are unstoppable at home and they don’t beat themselves. They just be very aggressive and take so much time off the clock and not letting other teams have a chance to go down the field. I think the Packers will beat the 49ers barely by a score of 26-24. The 49ers I think will make this game very close and competitive, but the Packers at some point will be too much for the 49ers to handle and plus it is going to be pretty cold there and they are going to be a lot of Packer fans and the stadium is going to be packed. The next game I will predict is the Rams @Buccaneers game. Both of these teams are coming off with their wins last week. I think this should be a really good game. This is going to be a rematch of these teams as the Rams beat them last time in Los Angles 34-24. Now the Rams head coach Sean McVay has had Bruce Arians number in recent seasons. I think this game will go completely different. I actually think the Rams are going to beat the Buccaneers in a very close game 33-30 because I just seem the Rams being more aggressive than the Buccaneers. But you never know. The last game I will predict is the Bills @Chiefs game on Sunday Night Football. Both of these teams are coming off with their wins last week. I think this should be a very good game. This is going to be a rematch of these teams as the Bills have beaten the Chiefs in Arrowhead 38-20. I think this is going to be a completely different game and a lot closer than last time. I actually think the Chiefs will beat the Bills in a super close game 39-36 because the Chiefs are looking red hot and they have been playing better. The last time these two teams played, the Chiefs were playing so badly against the Bills. Now, it is different and the result is that the Chiefs will get their revenge this time. But you never know.
So, what do you guys think about the Divisional playoff game picks?! I would love to hear lots of comments, thoughts, opinions, questions, or concerns down below!
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Bryce lives in Chandler Arizona and is a huge fan of Arizona Cardinals football and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. Bryce enjoys going to the movies, and Disneyland Resort. Bryce is on the autism spectrum and seeks to serve as an example of the significant contributions to society that those on the spectrum can make.