Good evening, 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 49ers would beat the Seahawks 31-27, but the final score was 41-23 49ers over the Seahawks in a blowout. The 49ers playmakers were just too much for the Seahawks to handle. I predicted that the Bills would beat the Dolphins 27-14, but the final score was 34-31 Bills over the Dolphins in a very close game. The Bills despite the win didn’t exactly play well because the Dolphins were putting up the fight with a backup quarterback Skylar Thompson. Thompson was a little bit inaccurate on his throws. If Tua was playing in that game, the Dolphins would have actually had a chance to beat the Bills. But he did play okay football. It was not enough to beat the Bills. I predicted that the Bengals would beat the Ravens 29-23, but the final score was 24-17 Bengals over the Ravens. The Ravens coat themselves the game by fumbling the ball in the redzone when the Ravens quarterback Tyler Hundley tried to reach the ball to the goal line, but the defender swatted the ball out of his hands and ran it all the way back for a touchdown. That was a dumbest decision I could ever see. I predicted that the Cowboys would beat the Buccaneers 27-21, but the final score was 31-14 Cowboys over the Bucs. The Cowboys kicker Brett Maher had missed 4 field goals and the offense did not even had to set for any field goals which was probably a good thing for them because if they were setting for field goals, Brett would have missed field goals in critical decisions. Luckily, the Bucs could not take advantage of those missed kicks. For the Bucs and Tom Brady, the season is over, they have fired their offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and the defensive lineman coach Lori Locust as they try to get better next season. It is uncertain where Tom Brady will go.
I predicted that the Chargers would beat the Jaguars 24-20, but the final score was 31-30 Jags over the Chargers in a heartbreaking loss for the Chargers. The Jags were down 27-0 and they have found a way to comeback and win the game with a game-winning field goal. The Chargers could have run the ball more instead of trying to get cute. Joey Bosa was really upset that he didn’t get the holding call and instead he got called for the personal foul because he threw his helmet down hard. The Chargers defense had 4 interceptions on Trevor Laurence and they still lost. They should have won that game period. So, the Chargers season is over, they have fired their offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi after an abysmal loss against the Jags. It’s uncertain where he will go next. I predicted that the Vikings would beat the Giants 34-27, but the final score was 31-24 Giants over the Vikings. The call on 4th down was a short pass to TJ Hockenson that was way short of the first down marker. Got to throw the ball to where the first down is not short.
So overall, I have gotten 4 out of 6 picks correct!!!! Now, let’s get to the Divisional Round picks, shall we?! The first game I will predict is the Jags @Chiefs game. The Jags are coming off with the historical win over the Chargers and the Chiefs are coming off with the bye. I think the Chiefs will beat the Jags 27-21 in a close game. I don’t think the Jags will make another big comeback. They will try and come back and beat the Chiefs, but it might be a little hard for them this time. The next game I will predict is the Bengals @Bills game. These teams could not resume their game in Cincinnati because of the Damar Hamlin injury. Both of these teams are coming off with their wins last week. I actually think the Bengals will beat the Bills 30-24. The next game I will predict is the Giants @Eagles game, the divisional rivalries for the third time. The Giants are coming off with the win in Minnesota and the Eagles are coming off with the bye. I think the Eagles will beat the Giants in a close game 31-29. The last game I will predict is the Cowboys @49ers game in a rematch. I think the 49ers will beat the Cowboys 34-28 in a close game. The 49ers just have more playmakers on offense and they can score quickly on offense. Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey and George Kittle are the big boys. Sure, the Cowboys defense is pretty good too, but I think in the end, these playmakers will make the difference in the game.
So, what do you guys think about the Divisional Round picks?! I would love to hear lots of comments, thoughts, opinions, questions, or concerns down below!
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