“Pick ‘Em or Kick ‘Em”™: FGT VS. Urban Sports Scene NFL Divisional Playoff Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 4 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! This year we’ll have their picks up right HERE, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Divisional Playoff Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 64.7% record for the season, so that’s five years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. Plus, I had a 88.2% record on Locks of the Week and a 64.7% record on Upsets of the Week. Don’t worry, I don’t plan on stopping now!
We had an decent Wild Card Weekend going 4-2, leaving us at 181-79 for the season (69.6%), which is pretty darn good. Nearing the home stretch, but still have 7 more picks to go! I’m also rolling with 16-2 (88.9%) for Locks of the Week and 8-9 (47.1%) for Upsets of the Week. But I’ve got plenty of work to do, so let’s get to that Lock (for Survivor Leagues) and Upset for Wildcard Weekend…
Lock of the Week ➡ Green Bay Packers (-6.5) over Los Angeles Rams
Check out my thoughts on the Packers @ Rams game on the Football Garbage Time Podcast!
Upset of the Week ➡ Baltimore Ravens (+2.0) over Buffalo Bills
Check out my thoughts on the Ravens @ Bills game on the Football Garbage Time Podcast!
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Joanne Kong’s Picks
Scott King’s Picks
Check out Wole’s thoughts on his picks in the recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!
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Check out Ray’s thoughts on his picks in the most recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!
Check out Will’s thoughts on his picks in the most recent Urban Sports Scene Podcast!
L.A. Rams at Green Bay: Rams need a huge game from Cam Akers to have any chance but he’s capable of it. If Aaron Donald is healthy then the Rams defense will cause the Packers problems. That said the Packers are coming off a bye and they aren’t the number 1 seed for nothing. And the Packers defense improved as the year went on and Jared Goff is battling thumb injuries. Packers in but it might be close.
Baltimore at Buffalo: Went back and forth with this one. The toughest game to call. In the end I am picking Buffalo because I am not sure the Ravens will handle the snowy conditions as well as the Bills. It really is that close and I won’t be surprised to see the Ravens win.
Kansas City at Cleveland: One road team often wins on Divisional weekend. And crazy as it is that team is Cleveland for me. The Chiefs have won inspite of themselves for the last 2 months. Patrick Mahomes fell off after a brilliant first half of the season and they haven’t run the ball well either. And the Chiefs are vulnerable to a ground attack that can keep Mahomes on the bench. Hello Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. I also expect Baker Mayfield to hurt the Chiefs with his legs. The Browns can do this!
Tampa Bay at New Orleans: Forget beating a team 3 times in 1 season, can the Saints wallop the Bucs three times in 1 year. I say no, but New Orleans still wins because that defense matches up well with an aging Tom Brady and will get in his face all night. And just enough big plays from Michael Thomas will do the trick!
Wild Card Results
Check back next week for our Divisional Playoff results and Conference Championship picks!