Let's rock! It's the NFL's version of the Elite Eight- I haven't done the research but I'd assume that this is the biggest gambling weekend of the year. Let's dive into the 4 games on this weekend's schedule and see if we can pick some winners. Don't forget to enter the Playoff Bracket Challenge- it got pushed out the recommends because the FanPosts have been on FIRE this week and alot of worthy stories are getting shuffled in and out. GO HERE FOR THE CONTEST.

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh (-3) (O/U: +-37.5)

Baltimore has covered the spread in it's last 3 road games. Total has gone under in 5 of their last 7 overall and 7 of their last 10 on the road. Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 ATS against Baltimore in the last 6 games. The total has gone under in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games. Baltimore was 5-2-1 ATS on the road this season. Pittsburgh was 5-3 at home ATS.

I think that Pittsburgh wins this game by at least three points. The Ravens won't have an answer for Mike Wallace and the rest that Troy Polamalu received will do wonders. Troy is the best player in the NFL imo, loves to showcase it and will dominate in this game.

STEELERS (-3, UNDER) 17-10

Green Bay @ Atlanta (-1) (O/U: +- 43.5)

Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in it's last 6 games against Atlanta, with the total going over in 5 of the last 7 against the birds. They were a very pedestrian 5-4 ATS on the road in the 2010 season, including against Philly. Atlanta on the other hand was 6-2 ATS at home this season, 7-1 straight up. Matt Ryan has only lost 3 games at home in his entire career. The Falcons have covered in 4 of their last 5 games. The total has been under in 8 of their last 12 home games. Their last 5 games though has been right down the middle with 2 overs, 2 unders and a push.

I'm not confident in it, so I'm not placing any imaginary wagers on the total, but I'm leaning towards the over. Leaning towards a classic Matt Ryan comeback as the NFC 1st and 2nd seeds always seem to win this round.

Falcons (-1) Over, 24-20


110 (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers PS +3
110 (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers Under 43
112 (NFL) Atlanta Falcons PS +4½
111 (NFL) Green Bay Packers Over 37½
113 (NFL) Seattle Seahawks PS +16
114 (NFL) Chicago Bears Under 48½
116 (NFL) New England Patriots PS -2½
115 (NFL) New York Jets Over 38

I'll update later with the Sunday ATS breakdowns.



Week 15: 3-1

Week 16: 1-2

Week 17: 4-2


Wilcard Game Weekend Teaser:

Football NFL – Indianapolis Colts +3 -110 for Game
Football NFL – New York Jets @ Indianapolis ColtsTotal U 50½ -110 for Game
Football NFL – Baltimore Ravens +2½ -120 for Game
Football NFL – Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City ChiefsTotal O 34½ -110 for Game
Football NFL – Green Bay Packers +8½ -110 for Game
Football NFL – Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia EaglesTotal U 52½ -110 for Game

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