NFL bold predictions for divisional round weekend games

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With the divisional round set to kick off on Saturday, there are sure to be some crazy games, plays, and finishes, so here are some bold predictions.

Wild Card weekend wasn’t the most thrilling time for the NFL, as the 7 seeds got blown out, but we saw some good games in both conferences.  With the divisional round weekend set to kick off on Saturday, the NFL is set to dominate TV screens across the world.

I expect really close games all the way around, and I do think we’ll see an upset or two.

In the AFC, we have the Bengals at the Titans and the Bills at the Chiefs.  Both games can go either way, and I think the AFC will have the tightest games.

In the NFC, we have the 49ers at the Packers and the Rams at the Buccaneers.  I wouldn’t be surprised if both the 49ers and Rams won, but I don’t think its likely.

With that said, let’s take a look at some bold predictions going into the weekend.

Bold Predictions for the NFL divisional round

1. Bengals rout the Titans

Honestly, this feels like the Bengals can win their game rather easily.  Sure, the Titans are the #1 seed, at home and were just on a bye, but I trust the Bengals more.

Joe Burrow has quickly proven to be one of the game’s elite passers, and I don’t think the Titans’ 15th ranked regular season scoring offense can keep up with Joe Burrow and the Bengals’ offense, even if Derrick Henry is fully healthy.

The Titans’ defense allowed 24 touchdown passes during the regular season and over 4,000 passing yards, so if they fall behind by a score or two early, should we really trust Ryan Tannehill to dig them out of that hole?

And even with a Titans strong pass rush, Joe Burrow has proven to be very good under pressure, so unless the Titans defense can force some turnovers, I don’t think this game will be close.

Look for the Bengals to win, but I would not be surprised if it’s by multiple scores.