2020 NFL Playoff Pick by PFT


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I know it’s officially now the “Super Wild Card” playoffs. Other than to emphasize this point, I won’t call it that. (I prefer “Super Duper”.)

But what I’m going to do, with MDS, is make picks for the six games to be played this weekend.

Before that, we need to sum up some details from the regular season.

For week 17 I went 14-2 and MDS went 13-3. He won the regular season competition, 167-91 to 164-94.

Against the spread I went 96-1 and MDS was 8-7-1. For the year I’m at 120-126-10 and it’s 104-142-10.

We will reset everything to 0-0 and give 13 playoff games a whirlwind. It is the choice of the first six of them.

Colts (+6.5) to invoices

Taking MDS: Indianapolis has a solid defense, but I just think Josh Allen has too many weapons to choose from for the Colts to stop him. Philip Rivers may play well, but in the end Allen and the Bills will be making enough big plays to host a playoff division round game for the first time in 27 years.

The choice of MDS: Bills 28, Colts 24.

The catch of Florio: The Colts need to speed up the game at hand and take the 40-second game clock as often as possible, keeping Bills quarterback Josh Allen on the sidelines for as long as possible. The Bills need to get Allen up, freeing him as a runner – like they did last year in the playoffs – and hoping he won’t be reckless with the ball, like he was the year. last.

Florio’s choice: Bills 34, Colts 20.

Rams (+3.5) to Seahawks

Taking MDS: Rams ‘defense should play well against Russell Wilson, but I’m not sure I can trust the Rams’ offense whether Jared Goff or John Wolford is a quarterback. I like Seattle for winning a close game with little scoring.

The choice of MDS: Seahawks 16, Rams 13.

The catch of Florio: Russell Wilson is going too far in his career to try to improve his legacy in a team that will most likely be led by John Wolford.

Florio’s choice: Seahawks 24, Rams 21.

Buccaneers (-8.5) in Washington

Taking MDS: It’s a tighter game than people think because Washington’s defense matches the Tampa Bay offense well. But in the end, I think Tom Brady is making a big play, Alex Smith is short and the Buccaneers are moving forward.

The choice of MDS: Buccaneers 20, Washington 14.

The catch of Florio: The key to stopping Tom Brady is to put pressure on him in the middle. Even in this case, the opponent must score points. Washington won’t be able to score enough – unless Chase Young has several touchdowns on his own.

Florio’s choice: Buccaneers 31, Washington 14.

Ravens (-3.5) at Titans

Taking MDS: The Ravens come at the right time and the Titans’ defense is highly suspect. I think Lamar Jackson will have a big game as he takes his first playoff win.

The choice of MDS: Ravens 31, Titans 30.

The catch of Florio: The Ravens have already won five in a row de facto playoff games. It’s the best way to turn the page on the narrative that they can’t win in the playoffs.

Florio’s choice: Ravens 27, Titans 21.

Bear (+10.5) at Saints

Taking MDS: The Saints have the best defense Mitchell Trubisky has faced this season, and I don’t think he will be up to the challenge. New Orleans will comfortably win.

The choice of MDS: Saints 27, bears 20.

The catch of Florio: Another heartbreaking playoff outing could be on the horizon for the Saints. But not Sunday.

Florio’s choice: Saints 30, bears 20.

Browns (+6) at Steelers

Taking MDS: The Browns barely won last week, when they had everything to play and the Steelers had nothing to play. This week the Steelers are showing they are the best team.

The choice of MDS: Steelers 30, Browns 17.

The catch of Florio: We’re about to find out how valuable a good coach is, due to the absence of the Cleveland head coach.

Florio’s choice: Steelers 27, Browns 17.

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