So, if you ever wanted to get people to understand why the NFL is so exciting, I’d get them to re-watch all 4 games from this weekend. That was the craziest divisional round I can ever remember, and I’ve be watching for the best part of 25 years. To make it even better our only selection of the weekend landed with ease. Now 42-31-1 on the season with just 3 games remaining.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs – Bengals +7 @ 2.00 with Several (back down to +7)
Well, I didn’t think I’d be writing this at the beginning of the season, but the Cincinnati Bengals are one win away from the Superbowl! The team standing in their way is the Kansas City Chiefs that really seem to have hit their groove over the past few weeks. After defeating the Chiefs early in the season, the Bengals know it can be done, but this time it’s at Arrowhead. If the Bengals are going to win then really Joe Burrow needs the game of his life, and the secondary (which is vastly underrated) must somehow contain Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce. I say contain as I think stopping them is pretty much impossible. The Chiefs played a heck of game against the Bills, but let’s not forget that they gave up 36 points, and a lot of yards through the air. That doesn’t bode well facing probably the best receiving trio in the NFL. I do have some concerns about the Bengals offensive line after it was destroyed by the Titans last weekend, but I think 7 points it’s a pretty big head start with the confidence that the Bengals are playing with right now. I’m not convinced they’ll win, but it’s a lot of value.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – 49ers +3.5 @ 1.91 with Several (back down to +3)
This has the feeling of a ‘trap’ game given the 49ers dominance over the Rams in recent seasons, but yet again the value is tough to argue. I would have liked to be given it a few more days to judge whether Trent Williams will be able to play but he is trending in the right direction. The Rams pass rush has been excellent this post-season but Jalen Ramsey aside the secondary is extremely vulnerable, and I do think they’ll have a huge problem trying to contain George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk. The 49ers defence has improved week-on-week and knows just what to do trying to contain Cooper Kupp. For me this game is a coin-flip so I’m happy to take the side with a field goal lead.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Under 46.5 points @ 1.87 with Several (back down to 46)
All selections are advised at 1 point each, with a 100 point bankroll.