Saturday’s matches were expected to be more exciting than last week’s Wild Card weekend, and they delivered. Although there were times when games seemed to drag on, each game ended in a late game winning field goal that sent two underdogs to the conference championship.
Can the games of today live up to the excitement of yesterday? Here is the question of the day…
Which teams will win their Divisional Round games on Sunday?
My answer: Today starts with Matthew Stafford vs. Tom Brady, a match everyone has been looking forward to since last week’s results. Stafford has already picked up his first career playoff victory, but now he has the chance to silence some doubters for good if he can earn a road playoff victory against the GOAT himself. It should be as close as expected, so I don’t think it will be easy for either team.
I have the Rams pulling off the upset in this one, but a lot of things are going to have to go right for them. If Stafford is forced to throw the ball more than 35 times, then the Rams probably lose, but if they can support him in the running game and hold Brady in check, then the game is theirs. It’s a big ask, but I see it happening today.
As for the Chiefs-Bills game, I think the Chiefs are definitely taking this one because Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs seem to be playing their best ball lately and that’s a scary thing for any opponent. It almost feels like the regular season struggles were down to boredom, and now that we’ve reached a point where games really matter, Mahomes has looked like himself again. It’s funny how it works.
Bills are no slouch, however. They escaped with a victory already on the road in Kansas City earlier this year, and if they can replicate their performance then they are one step closer to another AFC Championship. I’m sticking with the Chiefs to win and cover tonight.