NFL Playoffs Predictions: Expert Picks For The Divisional Round Of The Playoffs

The NFL Playoffs are in full swing. And now that we have the Super Wild Card Round behind us, it’s time for things to start to ramp up during this week’s Divisional Round.

Let’s take a look at all the matchups for this weekend, along with who the experts are picking to move on to the Conference Championship in both the NFC and AFC.

Expert  Predictions For The NFL Playoffs Divisional Round


Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Tennessee Titans

4:30 PM E.T, CBS

Betting line: Titans -4

After beating the Raiders in the Super Wild Card Round, Joe Burrow and the Bengals were able to notch the franchise’s first playoff W in over 30 years. But they’ll have the tall task of traveling to Tennessee to take on the AFC’s #1 seed Titans. And to make matters even worse, all indications are that bulldozing running back, Derrick Henry, will be back in the fold for the titans offense.

Expert Picks:

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Tennessee
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Tennessee
Phil Harrison, Tennessee
Jeremy Mauss, Cincinnati
Zac Neel, Tennessee
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Tennessee
Johnny Rosenstein, Tennessee
Nick Shepkowski, Cincinnati
Joe Vitale, Tennessee
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Cincinnati

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

Saturday 8:15 PM E.T., FOX

Betting line: Packers -6

The San Francisco 49ers were able to use their balanced approach to take down the Dallas Cowboys on the road last weekend in a game that garnered the highest television ratings of any playoff game in over seven years. Jimmy Garoppolo had his usual up-and-down performance. But the veteran QB also found a way to do what he has done a lot of over of his career – win. However, this week will bring on a whole different challenge when they travel to freezing Lambeau Field to take on MVP-favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. These two teams met in San Francisco during Week 3, with Green Bay edging out the Niners late in the game. Will the 49ers be able to pull off the big upset to get their revenge?

Expert picks:

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Green Bay
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Green Bay
Phil Harrison, Green Bay
Jeremy Mauss, Green Bay
Zac Neel, Green Bay
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Green Bay
Johnny Rosenstein, Green Bay*
Nick Shepkowski, Green Bay
Joe Vitale, Green Bay
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: San Francisco


Los Angeles Rams Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:00 PM E.T., NBC

Betting line: Buccaneers -3

Sunday’s Divisional Round action bring on two of the most highly-anticipated playoff matchups we’ve seen in a while. And we have a great one to kick us off here. Tom Brady and the Bucs are coming off a dominant win over the Eagles last weekend, and the Rams were able to mop the floor with the Cardinals, as well. Both of these teams have suffered from injuries throughout the season on both sides of the ball, but look poised to make a deep run in the postseason regardless. Rams QB Matthew Stafford is coming off his first playoff victory in his long, storied career. But does he have what it takes to take down the undisputed GOAT this weekend?

Expert Picks:

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Los Angeles
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Los Angeles
Phil Harrison, Tampa Bay
Jeremy Mauss, Los Angeles
Zac Neel, Los Angeles
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Los Angeles
Johnny Rosenstein, Los Angeles
Nick Shepkowski, Tampa Bay
Joe Vitale, Tampa Bay
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Tampa Bay

Buffalo Bills Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

5:30 PM E.T, CBS

Betting line: Chiefs -2

Here’s another matchup of two teams who looked like legitimate Super Bowl threats last weekend. The Bills didn’t let freezing temperatures stop there high-flying offense trounce Bill Belichick and the Patriots. And the Chiefs ran away from the Steelers (as expected) following a bit of a slow first quarter. Bills quarterback Josh Allen has proven that when he’s on, he has what it takes to be one of the most dynamic players our league has ever seen. And the Bills can’t afford for him to take an off-game against Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs. Expect a lot of scoring in this one.

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Buffalo
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Kansas City
Phil Harrison, Kansas City
Jeremy Mauss, Kansas City
Zac Neel, Buffalo
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Buffalo
Johnny Rosenstein, Buffalo
Nick Shepkowski, Buffalo
Joe Vitale, Buffalo
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Buffalo

With all the action set for the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round, we hope you now have all the information you need before posting up all weekend and checking out the games.

We can’t wait.

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