Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

NFL Picks Divisional Round: Patriots Overcome Chargers To Advance

NFL Picks Divisional Round: Patriots Overcome Chargers To Advance

The next season they'd lose in the playoffs despite the opposition not scoring a touchdown. Neither, though, did the Colts.

By that point, the Chiefs were cruising toward the next round of the playoffs. But they made the most of what was given to them. Then they joined the 2015 Chiefs as the only teams in National Football League history to start so abysmally and win a postseason game, romping through the Houston Texans a week ago to earn a shot at the AFC's top seed. I'm trying to win a Super Bowl.

Sean McVay's Rams offense will have to be at its best against a fearsome Dallas defense that held the New Orleans Saints to 10 points in a Week 13 victory, but on the other side the Cowboys will have little hope of putting up points themselves if they can not stop Los Angeles' star defensive tackle Aaron Donald from disrupting their passing attack.

Plus, they had that Manning guy. "This feels like too much Patrick Mahomes, too much Travis Kelce and too much Tyreek Hill for the Colts to keep up".

The Chargers have been an under the radar team all year and have snuck their way into the conversation as one of the best teams in the league.

It's hard identifying a historical analogue to the 2018 Chiefs, a team of such extremes. "What needed to be done was what we did".

At the RB2 slot, we're going with a value pick in Nyheim Hines as it's a good possibility that the Colts will be plaining from behind which would lead to more opportunities for Hines to be involved in the passing game out of the backfield. Anderson, whom the Rams signed on December 18 to provide depth to an injury-struck position group, continued his late-season dominance.

The Chiefs, for their part, seem aware of their inadequacies, especially in the secondary and at linebacker. This one features two teams with great running back and quarterback pairings. Against the pass, the Saints are ranked 29th ... but the Eagles are ranked 30th. He reached out on Twitter for help to identify the man he knew only as Dave, while noting that his helper didn't realize he was a Chiefs player when he gave him a hand. "The Saints have been breathing easy for the last two weeks; the Eagles just sweated out a one-point victory clinched only by a blocked field goal".

Sporting News: Saints (-8) win, and it won't be that close. Everything from the regular season adds up to this being the year that the Patriots finally get knocked off earlier in the playoffs by a sneaky talented Chargers team. While he'd have no touchdowns, he'd also avoid any interceptions. Five years ago, they blew a 38-10 second-half lead against Luck and the Colts to spoil Andy Reid's first season.

That fiasco came against the Colts, too, but in Indianapolis.

In the 2018 playoffs, KC was leading 21-3 and lost 22-21 after Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself and Derrick Henry ran all over that Chiefs D.

"We felt we could score on anybody", Green said. The previous favorite to cover the spread was the Patriots, who beat the Titans 35-14 as a 13.5-point favorite in the Divisional Round last season.

Murray said he was encouraged, but he will not know for sure until Saturday, when the Chiefs embark on a journey that, if it ends with confetti falling on them at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, will have defied almost 30 years of statistical trends.

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