Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)|Associated Press

The NFL Degenerate picks Vikings vs Niners, Titans vs Ravens, Texans vs Chiefs and Seahawks vs Packers in the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round

The NFL Degenerate

The NFL Degenerate

(Picks in CAPS)


MINNESOTA +6½ at San Francisco

Kirk Cousins made me a believer last week with a composed performance in a hostile environment in New Orleans, and I don’t think the Norsemen suddenly fall apart and get outclassed here by Niners team in its first playoff game under Jimmy Garoppolo and with a load of hype to live up to. San Fran humbled Green Bay six weeks ago but has allowed its last five opponents to score in the 20s or above. I see both teams putting up points, so taking the over, particularly in a teaser, might be a good play as well.

Tennessee +9½ at BALTIMORE

Can the Titans score enough to keep up with the Ravens, or can they slow the game down enough to stay competitive as they did last week against a fading team with a quarterback who moves as if wading in quicksand? Leaning toward a ‘no’ on both, so where does that leave us? With a young team loaded with talent and expectations laying a huge number against a team that has been on a pretty good roll of its own that includes beating the defending Super Bowl champs, whatever you think about them, and on the road to boot. Bottom line: I want to take Tennessee, but I just don’t see them pulling it off two weeks in a row on the highway.


HOUSTON +9 at Kansas City

Chiefs are itching to erase memories of last year’s AFC title game, and I happen to believe they will reach the Super Bowl. This is a lot of points to give to a Houston team that doesn’t score a lot but doesn’t give up a lot, either, more so now with a healthy J.J. Watt wreaking terror on opposing backfields. Texans did enough to win last week, hunch is they will do enough to cover this week. The over has been getting a lot of action so I’m kinda liking the under, especially in a teaser.

Seattle +4 at GREEN BAY

Home team has won the last 8 in this series, and with Aaron Rodgers on a mission to silence the doubters who have dissed the Pack this season, this looks like the end of the road for the ‘hawks, despite their 8-1 road record. Green Bay was 7-1 SU at home, with 6 of the 7 wins by more than this line.

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