- CLEVELAND BROWNS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
- TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
CLEVELAND BROWNS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
888sport are offering the KC Chiefs at -10.0 on the spread and -500 on the Money Line. The Over/Under Total is set at 57.0.
Before Kansas City’s loss to the LA Chargers in Week 17, the team had won 10 games in a row. The 11-5 Browns are in the postseason for the first time since 2002 after clinching the #6 seed in the AFC. The 14-2 Chiefs hold the AFC’s #1 seed after clinching their 5th straight AFC West title. This is Kansas City’s 7th playoff appearance since 2013.
Over the years, the Chiefs have established a record of 13-11-2 against the Browns. Kansas City has won the last 3 meetings, including most recently in 2018 when they defeated Cleveland 37-21.
QB Baker Mayfield played great in the Browns Wild Card game, completing 21 of 34 passes for 263 yards and 3 TDs. In the regular season, Baker completed 62.8% of his passes for 3,563 yards, 26 TDs, and 8 interceptions. Mayfield rushed for 165 yards and 1 TD as well. Last week, Cleveland’s defense allowed 553 yards and 37 points compared to the 358.4 yards and 26.2 points they averaged during the regular season.
RB Nick Chubb
Chubb had a big game against the Steelers, rushing for 76 yards and adding 4 receptions for 69 yards and 1 TD. In only 12 regular season games, the 2x Pro Bowler rushed for 1,067 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. Chubb also had 16 receptions for 150 yards.
RB Kareem Hunt
The former NFL rushing yards leader was great in last week’s Wild Card game. Hunt rushed for 48 yards and 2 TDs and also added a 13-yard reception. During the regular season, Kareem rushed for 841 yards and 6 TDs, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. The 2017 Pro Bowler also made 38 receptions for 304 yards and 5 TDs.
WR: Odell Beckham Jr., JoJo Natson, Taywan Taylor
C: Nick Harris
G: Michael Dunn
T: Chris Hubbard
DE: Olivier Vernon, Curtis Weaver, Trevon Young, George Obinna
CB: Robert Jackson, Greedy Williams
S: Grant Delpit
RB D’Ernest Johnson, WR Jarvis Landry, TE David Njoku, TE Stephen Carlson, C JC Tretter, G Wyatt Teller, T Jack Conklin, DT Sheldon Richardson, DE Myles Garrett, LB B.J. Goodson, and LB Malcom Smith are all questionable for the Divisional Playoff.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
QB Patrick Mahomes had another incredible season with Kansas City. The reigning Super Bowl MVP completed 66.3% of his passes for 4,740 yards, 38 TDs, and 6 interceptions. Mahomes also added 308 yards and 2 TDs on the ground. Kansas City’s defense had a solid year, averaging 358.3 yards and 22.6 points per game.
WR Tyreek Hill
Hill had another incredible season with the Chiefs. The 5x Pro Bowler made 87 receptions for 1,276 yards and led the team with 15 TDs. Tyreek rushed for 123 yards and 2 TDs and had 62 combined first downs.
TE Travis Kelce
The 6x Pro Bowler had an amazing year with Kansas City. Kelce had 11 TDs and led the Chiefs with 105 receptions for 1,416 yards. Travis also had 79 first downs and 597 yards after the catch.
G: Kelechi Osemele
T: Mitchell Schwartz
DE: Taco Charlton
LB: Dorian O’Daniel
DB: Alex Brown
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Demarcus Robinson, TE Deon Yelder, OL Mike Remmers, DT Derrick Nnadi, LB Willie Gay, LB Ben Niemann, CB Rashad Fenton, and S Armani Watts are all questionable for the Divisional Playoff.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
With 888sport, the Saints can be found at -3.0 on the point spread and -180 on the Money Line. The Over/Under Total is set at 51.5.
The Buccaneers finished their season with 4 straight wins over the Vikings, Falcons (x2), and Lions. Tampa Bay is coming off a 31-23 win over Washington in the Wild Card round. While the Saints won 2 of their last 4 games, including wins over the Vikings and Panthers to finish the season. New Orleans defeated Chicago 21-9 in the Wild Card round last Sunday.
The Saints have won 37 of 58 matchups against the Buccaneers over the years. New Orleans has won the past 3 meetings, including most recently back in Week 9 when they defeated Tampa Bay 38-3.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
QB Tom Brady had a solid Wild Card game for the Buccaneers, completing 22 of 40 passes for 381 yards and 2 TDs. During the regular season, the 6x Super Bowl Champion completed 65.7% of his passes for 4,633 yards, 40 TDs, and 12 interceptions. Brady added 3 TDs on the ground as well. Tampa Bay’s defense allowed 375 yards and 23 points to Washington last Saturday, after averaging 327.1 yards and 22.2 points in the regular season.
WR Mike Evans
Evans had a big game for the Bucs last week, making 6 receptions for 119 yards. In the regular season, the 3x Pro Bowler led the Bucs with 70 receptions for 1,006 yards and 13 TDs.
WR Chris Godwin
The 2019 Pro Bowler helped secure the Bucs Wild Card victory with 5 receptions for 79 yards and 1 TD. In only 12 regular-season games, Godwin made 65 receptions for 840 yards and 7 TDs.
RB: Kenjon Barner, T.J Logan
WR: John Franklin
TE: O.J. Howard
C: A.Q. Shipley
DL: Vita Vea
ILB: Kevin Minter
RB Ronald Jones II, RB LeSean McCoy, WR Mike Evans, WR Chris Godwin, G Ali Marpet, DL Ndamukong Suh, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, OLB Jason Pierre-Paul, CB Carlton Davis, S Jordan Whitehead, and S Andrew Adams are all questionable for the Divisional Playoff.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
QB Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards and 2 TDs last week against the Bears. In 12 regular-season games, the 13x Pro Bowler completed 70.5% of his passes for 2,942 yards, 24 TDs, and 6 interceptions. Brees rushed for 2 TDs as well. New Orleans’s defense was great against Chicago, allowing just 239 yards and 9 points, compared to the 310.9 yards and 21.1 points they averaged in the regular season.
RB Alvin Kamara
Kamara rushed for 99 yards and 1 TD and added 2 receptions for 17 yards against the Bears last Sunday. During the regular season, the 4x Pro Bowler led the Saints in both rushing and receiving, with 932 yards and 16 TDs on the ground, and 756 yards and 5 TDs through the air.
WR Emmanuel Sanders
Despite only making 2 receptions for 3 yards in the Wild Card game last week, Sanders should play a bigger role against the Bucs. The 2x Pro Bowler had 61 receptions for 726 yards and 5 TDs in 14 regular-season games.
WR: Tre’Quan Smith, Bennie Fowler
G: Nick Easton
DT: Jalen Dalton
LB: Kwon Alexander
DB: Johnson Bademosi
P: Blake Gillikin
WR Michael Thomas, G Cesar Ruiz, DE Marcus Davenport, LB Chase Hansen, and DB P.J. Williams are all questionable for the Divisional Playoff.