Welcome back NFL Fans! The Divisional Round Playoffs are behind us, and it’s time to calculate the NFL Predictions for the NFL Conference Championship Round. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions. The Divisional Round predictions for @TheBrysh were 3/4, for a season total of 169/275 or 61% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialled in and the predictions become even more accurate. Point spreads are courtesy of wannamakeabet.com and are accurate at the time of writing.
NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND: RECAP & ANALYSIS
The NFL Divisional Round Playoffs went pretty much as expected with one exception: the Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills(-5.5). The Bengals dominated this game when QB Joe Burrow threw for 242 yards and 2 TD’s, while RB Joe Mixon added 105 yards rushing at a 5.2 yard average. The Bills never had a chance after the 1st series and could not establish the run game, Bengals pull off an UPSET 27-10.
The other 3 game resolutions were unsurprising: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Kansas City Chiefs(-9) where Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes returned to the game, after negative x-rays, to lead the to a win 27-20. NY Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles(-7.5) the Giants never had a chance when they were down 28 points in the first half, Eagles cruise to a 38-7 cakewalk. Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49’ers(-3.5) 49ers TE George Kittle was the hero in a close game where he made a juggling catch that ignited his team to a touchdown drive, and a 19-12 victory.
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: EXPERT PREDICTION
San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles(-2.5) A Super Bowl berth is on the line for these NFC teams meet up at Lincoln Financial Field home of the Eagles. Philly is on a big roll, following their 38-7 destruction of the NY Giants last week, and they hope to continue the trend against the 49ers. If you thought the Eagles offence was impressive, remember that their defence recorded 70 QB Sacks this season!
Rookie QB Brock Purdy has been at the reigns of the Niner’s since week 9 to cover for injured QB Jimmy Garappolo, Purdy has been a perfect 7-0 since. The Playoffs have also been very kind to Brock Purdy, he has tossed 546 yards with a 62.3% completion rate and 3 TD’s to no interceptions. The 49’ers also had the best total defence, allowing only 300.6 yards per game, but @TheBrysh calls for an Eagles victory 38-34.
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: EXPERT PREDICTION
Cincinnati Bengals(-1.5) @ Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Arrowhead Stadium this week in hopes of representing the AFC at the Super Bowl. The Chiefs have a couple of assets that do not show up on any roster projection or stat book: Homefield Advantage; and 1 Extra Rest Day. The biggest question mark this weekend is whether or not QB Patrick Mahomes is 100%, if he is the Bengals may have more than they can handle.
The Cincinnati Bengals have been revamping and patching up their offensive line, in hopes of protecting QB Joe Burrow. When the O-line has protected Burrow with less than 5 QB Sacks, the Bengals are 14-1, not to mention he passes for 4475 yards and a 35:12 TD:INT rate this season. This showdown all comes down to the QB’s, and if Patrick Mahomes is 100%, @TheBrysh goes with a Chiefs UPSET win 34-32.
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Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh