Many people are calling the NFL divisional round of the playoffs the best weekend of football games ever, with all four games decided on the final play, and we’re certainly not going to argue here in the Tuley’s Takes home office.
We hit with our two best bets on Saturday with the Bengals and 49ers not only covering but winning outright as 3.5- and 6-point road underdogs. On Sunday, we weren’t as confident with the Rams and Bills, so we made our best bet a two-team, 6-point teaser with the Rams + 9 and the Bills + 7.5 and that won too. The Rams pulled an upset and the Bills had one in their grasp after a touchdown with 13 seconds to play only to allow the Chiefs to get in position to kick a field goal to force OT and then win it with a TD on the opening drive in one of the best games of all time.
Dogs were 3-1 SU and ATS in the divisional round with Over/Unders splitting 2-2. After favorites went 5-1 SU and ATS in the wild-card round, favorites lead 6-4 SU and ATS overall while Unders also lead 6-4.
Now let’s break down the AFC and NFC championship games. I know regular readers are going to assume I’ll be on both dogs, but I really do believe they’re the right side when taking the spreads into account.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs (-7, O/U 54)