KC -9 (o/u 52.5)
Chiefs 38 Jaguars 20
The Jaguars' season has been to remember as they came into the year with four wins over the past two seasons. They showed improvement early but sat at 3-7 heading into their bye week. The Jaguars won six of their last seven games, including five straight, to finish 9-8 to win the AFC South. In the Wild Card Round, they overcame a 27-0 deficit to beat the Chargers, showing that they will not quit and cannot be counted out. The Jaguars faced the Chiefs in Week 10, losing 27-17, but had some positives that they built upon the remainder of the season. The Chiefs are the favorite with the best record in the NFL and will come out strong, the game may be close for a half, but the Chiefs will pull away late on the way to their fifth straight AFC Championship Game appearance.
NYG +7.5 (o/u 48)
Eagles 20 Giants 17
Over the last decade, the Eagles have dominated the series against the Giants, winning 24 of the previous 30 meetings since 2008. This includes a sweep in 2022. Division rivals meeting in the playoffs can often be funky. Last week the Bills were pushed to the brink by the Dolphins, and the Ravens could have beaten the Bengals while each had backup quarterbacks. The Eagles are the top seed in the NFC, but they may have peaked too soon. The Giants played terrific football in Minnesota last week, as Daniel Jones silenced his critics. This game will be tight from start to finish, as the Eagles escape with a late field goal.
Buf -5.5 (o/u 48.5)
Bills 31 Bengals 24
The Bengals had a 7-3 lead in the first quarter in Week 17 when Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. As the Bills' concerns shifted to their fallen teammate, the remainder of the game was canceled. This cost the Bills the number one seed, however, a win, and they would either host or play the AFC Championship at a neutral site. The Bengals want to play spoiler and feel they could have been the top seed. The Bengals have concerns on the line, as LT Jonah Williams is out with a knee injury. Do not be shocked if Damar Hamlin is in the stadium to give the Bills an extra boost as they stampede to the AFC Championship Game.
SF -4 (o/u 46)
49ers 24 Cowboys 17
The Cowboys sunk the Buccaneers on Monday night, as Dak Prescott had a big game with four touchdown passes. Brock Purdy also impressed in his playoff debut, leading the Niners to a victory over the Seahawks. Defense will be the deciding factor in this game. The Cowboys completely shut down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, while the Niners have the best defense in the NFL. Expect a big game from Nick Bossa, who will force Dak into making the critical mistake that will eliminate the Cowboys as the 49ers advance to the NFC Champion for the second consecutive season.