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NFL WILD-CARD PICKS: Cinderella Raiders could keep dancing

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Las Vegas +5 on CINCINNATI

Everyone wants to point fingers at Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and the Bengals’ powerful offense, but forget one thing: they’re awful to block. The Raiders are a team that can build pressure through foursome passes, which should put Burrow under pressure and on his back a lot. We should see some more of Darren Waller this week for the Vegas offense, so don’t be so surprised if they get upset.

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BUFFALO -4 over New England

They won’t be playing in high winds this time around, but it will definitely be cold. Both teams are capable of playing physically, but the Pats have the advantage there. You also have to wonder if the Bills’ receivers are capable of handling the tough throws of the cannon-armed Josh Allen. You could see broken fingers. If the Bills take an early lead, they might run away with it, and they might just do it. Potential Rookie of the Year Mac Jones has passed out and we’d be hard pressed to trust him here.

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TAMPA BAY -8.5 v Philadelphia

When these two teams met earlier this season, it was right before the Eagles really came together as a heavy offense. In fact, the Eagles barely handed the ball to three-quarters of it and finished with just nine RB carries. It’ll be a different story this time around and while the Bucs’ race defense isn’t as top notch as we expected, key linebacker Lavonte David looks set to return – a huge cog in this unit. . Leonard Fournette could also return, giving Tom Brady another weapon that could help him boost the score at home, once again.

San Francisco +3 on DALLAS

It could have been the worst matchup the Cowboys could get. While Dallas has been excellent against the pass and created turnovers, their defense hasn’t often been tested in the field, where the Niners excel. The Cowboys have also been very poor at defending tight ends online and will now face one of the best in the league with George Kittle. We have no doubts the Cowboys can score some points, but will they make the saves?

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KANSAS CITY -12.5 over Pittsburgh

The Steelers somehow continue to stick around and score victories despite Big Ben’s age and noodle arm. The Chiefs dominated this game just a few weeks ago and there isn’t much to think it will be any different this time around. In fact, Travis Kelce didn’t even star in that one, which is bad news for visitors here. The bigger question is, why did they put this game on prime time?

Arizona +4 on LA RAMS

This clash is most like a draw, with division rivals dividing their series of seasons in collision. The Cards advantage here is that while they won’t have DeAndre Hopkins, they do get healthier with the return of Chase Edmonds and James Conner as healthy enough to leave. JJ Watt’s return also gives a big boost to the run defense and will help stifle the Rams’ offense. Both QBs are capable of pretty big swings and that’s probably what this game comes down to. We’ll take the points to be sure, but we’d probably be on the Cards side, if we hit it.

Last week: 8-8

This season: 132-139-1

NFL WILD-CARD PICKS: Cinderella Raiders could keep dancing

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