Friday, 18 January, 2019

DraftKings NFL Playoff Divisional Final Thoughts

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Cary Erickson | 13 January, 2019, 12:19

Madden didn't do so hot in its NFL Wild Card round, going 1-3 with its predictions.

Not very good at all.

But Dee Ford forced Andrew Luck to fumble two plays later.

There's still a tarp on the actual field in these videos, but you can already see the rain puddling up around the edges of the field and it's not hard to imagine the same thing happening on the field of play when the tarp comes off so teams can begin warming up for the game.

Much of the focus will be on how a vastly improved Colts defense stops Patrick Mahomes at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs have only lost once this season, but Kansas City will have a similarly tough task slowing down Indianapolis' attack.

But I'd believe the Saints would be even more motivated because of what happened previous year, when the Saints fell out of the division round to the Minnesota Vikings on a walk-off 61-yard TD pass.

Just another MVP performance from the second-year wonder.

The Rams have two 100-yard rushers in a playoff game for the first time in franchise history. Running back Marlon Mack set a single-game postseason rushing record for the Colts last weekend by tallying 148 yards and will hope for similar success against a Chiefs defense that ranked 27th against the run in the regular season.

Similarly, the Chiefs and Saints are favored to go head to head at playMGM, with a +383 line.

Australia coach Justin Langer shoots down Glenn Maxwell 'whispers'
I don't like getting grumpy but there's so many stories that go around about so much stuff. "But the truth is a lovely thing". When he wasn't selected for the A tour of India, it was assumed that Maxwell would be considered for the tour of UAE.

Can the Dallas Cowboys once again rise up to the occasion and slay a team that has been heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl?

But what won the game was McVay's savvy in almost abandoning his signature, high-flying offense and instead relying heavily on the run against a Cowboys defense that last week decisively shut down the NFL's top rushing team in the Seattle Seahawks. They have a strong and dominant defense and while I still question the coaching, this is close to a complete team. With quarterback Dak Prescott having fumbled 12 times this campaign, it could be a long evening for the Cowboys if their talented offensive line fails to prevent Donald from being his usual disruptive self.

Gurley scored his first-career playoff touchdown on a 35-yard carry late in the second quarter. Aqib Talib covering covering Amari Cooper. The temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, who are hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.

Quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots are 8-0 at home this year, which bodes well coming off the bye week.

The Patriots vs. Chargers matchup begins at 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS. The Patriots are four-point favorites over the Chargers in New England to kick off the action on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET, while the Saints are eight-point favorites at home over the Eagles in the latest National Football League odds.

If you were unable to watch Saturday's game and went hunting for answers to what happened in the box score, you might be inclined to think Dee Ford had a minimal effect on the outcome. Add in a veteran Quarterback in Phillip Rivers and you have a team that has everything it needs to make a Super Bowl run.

The NFL odds for this weekend's Divisional Round favor all four home teams. Furthermore, the offense led by Nick Foles proved they could do just enough against a top-tier defense to come away with a victory.

Now it's up to the New Orleans Saints to take care of business.