Prisco’s NFL divisional round playoff picks: Cowboys shock 49ers; Eagles, Chiefs and Bills get scares

What a strategy to open the NFL playoffs for me final week. It was Super Wild Card Weekend and I used to be tremendous with my picks. I went 4-0 with my Best Bets as a part of the Pick Six Podcast, went 4-2 with my ATS picks in our CBS Sports knowledgeable picks and I used to be 6-0 straight up.

They do not name me Playoff Petey for nothing.

So let’s hold it going and rip off one other good week with the picks. I can hear the canine barking already.

Saturday, 4:30 pm ET (NBC) | Steam: FuboTV

Featured Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Chiefs beat the Jaguars 27-17 in November, however that was a unique Jacksonville group and the sport actually wasn’t as shut because the rating. That Jacksonville group was struggling on offense, whereas this one isn’t. The Chiefs will likely be an actual downside for the Jacksonville protection, which has struggled at instances in opposition to the move. The Jags do not rush the passer that effectively, which is an enormous benefit for Patrick Mahomes. Jacksonville did not have a sack within the first assembly. That’s at all times a difficulty in opposition to Mahomes. I do see the Jaguars scoring in opposition to a Chiefs protection that may be crushed as Trevor Lawrence performs effectively. But I do not see the Jaguars slowing down the Chiefs offense. Look for Mahomes to place up some massive numbers, which the Jaguars will not be capable to match. The Chiefs will roll on to the AFC title sport.

Pick: Chiefs 34, Jaguars 28

Saturday, 8:15 pm ET (Fox) | Steam: FuboTV

Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

The Giants impressed on offense in beating the Vikings final week, however this can be a a lot harder problem for Daniel Jones and Co. The Eagles led the NFL in sacks and had 5 guys who had 10 or extra. That’s strain. The Giants have been leaky at instances on their line, which must be a priority. But offensive coordinator Mike Kafka does a pleasant job of scheming issues up for Jones. The Eagles didn’t look nice on offense within the regular-season finale in opposition to the Giants, who rested gamers that day. Jalen Hurts was again for that sport after lacking two, however he did not look nice. The further time will assist when it comes to his well being. Look for the Eagles to assault via the air right here, however the Giants have come alive on the defensive entrance. Without Lane Johnson, that could possibly be an issue for the Eagles. Even so, search for Philadelphia to drag it out and advance to the NFC Championship Game.

Pick: Eagles 30, Giants 28

Sunday, 3 pm ET (CBS) | Stream: Paramount+ (click on right here)

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

This is the sport of the weekend for those who love quarterback play. Joe Burrow vs. Josh Allen. We thought we might see this sport in Week 17, however the sport was canceled after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. That was the appropriate factor to do, however that is additionally why this sport is in Buffalo. If the Bengals gained that sport, and they had been main early, this contest would have been in Cincinnati. As it’s, it is in Buffalo. Neither group seemed nice final week in opposition to backup quarterbacks and each struggled to advance. I feel each will play higher right here. The Bengals do have offensive line points, with three starters probably out, however the Bills did not precisely rush the passer that effectively final week in opposition to Miami and Burrow will get the ball out rapidly. This needs to be a shootout with each quarterbacks having massive days. In the tip, I feel it is Allen and the Bills who will win it within the fourth quarter.

Pick: Bills 34, Bengals 30

Sunday, 6:30 pm ET (Fox) | Steam: FuboTV

Featured Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys

The 49ers beat the Cowboys at their place in final yr’s playoffs, so this will likely be an opportunity for the Cowboys to even issues up. Dallas beat Tampa Bay on Monday night time, so that is one other highway sport on a brief week, which is able to problem them. The 49ers will even have an additional day of relaxation since they performed final Saturday. But the Cowboys appeared to search out their offense in opposition to the Bucs, particularly Dak Prescott. The 49ers have a greater protection than Tampa Bay, however the Dallas offense will be capable to transfer the ball. For the 49ers, it can come right down to Brock Purdy in opposition to the Dallas strain. Purdy has been excellent since taking up because the starter with 5 video games left within the common season. He performed effectively in beating the Seahawks final week, however this would be the finest protection he has confronted. The Dallas move rush could be disruptive, which I feel occurs right here. Prescott will get the higher of it between the 2 quarterbacks on this one as Dallas pulls off the upset.

Pick: Cowboys 27, 49ers 26

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