Levack's Locks For The NFL Divisional round

Levack's Locks For The NFL Divisional round

For about three and a half quarters last week, it looked like the Titans were going to get run out of the building before staging an epic comeback against Kansas City.

The top team in the National Football Conference, the Philadelphia Eagles, host the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) on Saturday. I like the Saints a lot but the Vikings just seem more complete to me. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald dominated their offensive line as expected, but they made winning plays. If the defense plays with the intensity they brought into Los Angeles, the Falcons will have a great chance of leaving Philadelphia with a victory. With Nick Foles, they are getting points. But that tells us the value of Carson Wentz. Foles does not have the accuracy, mobility, or the wow factor that Wentz possesses.

The Titans are going to Foxboro and eventhough I believe there are underlying issues in New England those issues would have to be Tom Brady being abducted for me to believe the Titans have any hope in this one.

The other QB quartet has combined to win just two playoff games, and those came last week when Mariota led the Tennessee Titans to an upset of the Kansas City Chiefs and Bortles helped Jacksonville edge Buffalo. The Steelers won't get shut down like they did in the first meeting. This, in turn, will place the workload on running back Derrick Henry.

The Patriots have been off and they are rested, while the Titans are playing on the road for a second straight week.

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The Patriots have been superb at home in the postseason with six straight wins in Foxborough. The Jaguars have a young, hungry, and extremely talented defense, but their offense is bad. Yes, more passing. Steelers will win it, but it's tight. There's a genuine belief that they have a defense capable of taking them all the way to the Super Bowl in Minnesota, and although a postseason trip to Pittsburgh is daunting, they go having already won there this season - a thumping 30-9 victory back in Week Five, where Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions! The Steelers offense is out for revenge, and with all the talent on that side of the ball they will score at least 20 points. I say this is with good reason! Keenum will be making his playoff debut, while Brees will be playing in his 13 postseason game. Steelers win 24 to 7.

This Divisional round matchup intrigues me the most. As I mentioned before, Drew Brees looked great against Carolina, but going up against the Vikings defense will present a much more hard challenge.

- The Vikings allowed just 15.8 points per game during the regular season, the fewest in the league. I keep hearing that the Eagles will shutdown the run and make them one dimensional. Including last week, they've won four of their last five, and look as motivated as ever to claw their way back to the Super Bowl.

Tasked with picking their playoff road to the Super Bowl, and eventual victor, can Graves triumph over the likes of England cricketer Liam Plunkett WWE superstar Baron Corbin and Sky Sports News Deadline Day expert Jim White?

The No 1 ranked defense of the Vikings goes up against the No 2 ranked offense of the Saints! The defense has question marks, but this unit consistently makes critical plays.

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