NFL Divisional Weekend Preview: Saturday's Games
The first game features the Redskins at Seattle. The Seahawks are favored by 9 points, which certainly seems like an overlay considering that Seattle hasn't won a playoff game since the Olsen twins were born, and that it's Joe Gibbs coaching on the opposite sideline. But over at Tradesports, it looks like the true line
is more like 9.5.
Obviously the big matchup of the day is New England at Denver. The line on this is 3. I am on the record as thinking the Patriots will prevail again today but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take the points. Tradesports appears to be pricing the game
at around 2 points.
Tom Brady is at the base of the pyramid of football immortality. The steps ahead are steep indeed. But he's pushed his case forward remarkably for his age and has given me no reason to doubt he will handle the pressure. BTW, the Broncos have been beaten at home in the playoffs (by Pittsburgh in 1984 and Jacksonville in 1997), so it isn't impossible. But, as you might expect, the Broncos do have a terrific overall record in the postseason in Denver; they are 11-2 when playing a mile above sea level.