Still well above .500 entering the NFL divisional playoffs, here are four fresh takes for arguably the best weekend of the year. Here are the NFL Divisional picks for the 2022 season, with a pair of big home favorites and a pair of small road dogs.
Lines are as of Friday Jan. 20 at FanDuel Sportsbook watch for late line moves for any injury updates that may affect your wager.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs (-9): CHIEFS
I think the Jags won their Super Bowl last Saturday night against the Chargers. Now, they’re on the road against the inevitable MVP and Andy Reid with two weeks to prepare. It’s a bad recipe. Kansas City by double digits easily.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5): EAGLES
The hook scares me in a divisional game with Jalen Hurts less than 100 percent, so I’d buy that back if you can at a reasonable rate. Still, the blowout potential exists after Philly dominated in the regular season. Remember, these Giants had a negative scoring margin this year. They might hit a wall.
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (-5.5): BENGALS
I just don’t trust the Bills, who have turned the ball over six times in their last two games and cut it way too close against Miami twice in the last month. Cincinnati has just one six-plus-point loss all year, and that came nearly three months ago.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (-4): COWBOYS
I’m not laying more than a field goal with a team quarterbacked by a rookie seventh-round pick. There’s too much of a risk the slipper comes off of Brock Purdy, and Dallas looked damn good last week. This feels like a field-goal game.