The National Football League is down to the final four. The divisional weekend was wild with the Eagles holding on to win the first game, and the Patriots whipping the Titans in the second game. Then – on Sunday – the Steelers and Jaguars combined for nearly 90 points, with Jacksonville winning the game on the road. The night cap saw the Minnesota Vikings win on a touchdown as time expired to beat the New Orleans Saints. Now, we are down to the AFC and NFC title games this weekend. Let’s take a look at the action.
Jacksonville Jaguars +10 over New England Patriots
The New England Patriots should win this game, but if you are going to give me two scores in the AFC title game, time to take the points. The Jacksonville Jaguars have beat the Bills and Steelers in the postseason to get to this point. That’s after winning the AFC South with 10 wins. The Jaguars saw Leonard Fournette rush for three touchdowns in the win over the Steelers. Blake Bortles will need to yet again manage the game, and not turn the ball over. Bortles actually leads all of the NFL in rushing yards this postseason so far. New England has the ageless 40 year old Tom Brady. Brady to Gronk was a connection that got into the end zone last weekend. The best defense in the AFC will be put to the test against the best offense in the AFC. This should be a fun game, but not taking the underdog does not seem wise. Something is clicking with the Jaguars. But, in this game it will not quite be enough.
Minnesota Vikings -3 over Philadelphia Eagles
Two teams that have been on a mission this season. The two top seeds in the NFC. The winner gets to play the Super Bowl in…. Minneapolis? Holy cow – the Vikings are one win away from HOSTING the Super Bowl. Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs is a postseason memory that football fans will NEVER forget. What a play to end the game and win it. The Vikings defense will need to be better late, as they let the Saints march down the field numerous times. The defense for the Eagles has been the real key since the loss of Carson Wentz to injury. Philadelphia allowed just 10 points to a high scoring Falcons team in the divisional round. This should be a pretty entertaining game, but Case Keenum and the Vikings are on a true mission. Look for Minnesota to win this game 27-21 over the Eagles and head to Super Bowl 52.
There is a look at the National Football League Conference Championship weekend picks. Best of luck with all your NFL betting. Remember next week is off, as the two teams prepare for Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. The Pro Bowl will be in play, but it’s hard to bet on an exhibition game. Enjoy the games!