CLEAN SWEEP in the divisional round. Let’s keep the hype going into the conference championships.
Overall Record: 176-89
Ryan’s NFL Picks (2020): Conference Championship Picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers
I want to pick Tampa Bay really, really badly. I think their defense is nasty, and they do hold a pretty convincing regular season win over the Packers. Vita Vea will be back this week, and there’s something about playoff Tom Brady that’s just different. But let’s be real, Tampa won because Drew Brees is washed up. New Orleans’ was pathetic on offense, with the exception of a trick play to Jameis Winston. The Packers look like they’re firing on all cylinders, and I expect them to win at home.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs
Let’s be honest. If Patrick Mahomes goes, his team is always the favorite. If his concussion holds him out of the AFC Championship, that would absolutely change things, but I just don’t see him being held out. By hook or by crook, Andy Reid will have his star on the field with a trip to his second straight Super Bowl on the line. Being one dimensional and throwing it 40 times against Kansas City won’t work the way it did against Baltimore. Josh Allen isn’t going to beat Patrick Mahomes in a shootout, Chiefs win by 10.