Prisco’s NFL picks for wild-card round: Bills roll over Patriots in AFC East rubber match, 49ers upset Cowboys

Like some of the NFL teams did with their players, I rested last week. That awful showing you saw with my picks came from my backup. It wasn’t me. Blame the backup. He was terrible. I was getting ready for the postseason.

OK. It was me. I played, and I got abused. LOOOOOOSER.

That certainly is not the week I wanted heading into the playoffs. I went 7-9 ATS, 8-8 straight up and 2-4 with my Best Bets as part of the Pick Six Podcast. That brings my season records to 144-125-3 ATS, 168-103-1 straight up and 59-54 with my Best Bets.

I do like the Super Wild Card Weekend games this week, so I am getting back on track.

My backup did a terrible job last week when I sat out, so I am ready to go.

Bring on the playoffs.

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

Latest Odds:

Cincinnati Bengals
-5.5

The Raiders got into the playoffs by beating the Chargers on Sunday night, while the Bengals are coming off a loss where they rested most of their top players. That’s an edge to the Bengals. Cincinnati has an explosive offense, but the Raiders counter with a wicked pass rush. This will be decided by how well the Bengals can protect Joe Burrow. I think they do it well enough to win the game, but it will be close. The Bengals win their first playoff game since the 1990 season.

Pick: Bengals 27, Raiders 24

Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Latest Odds:

Buffalo Bills
-4.5

This is the third game featuring these two this season, with each winning on the other’s field. New England won the first meeting in a wind storm in early December, while the Bills dominated the Pats at their place in late December.

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Tottenham’s Premier League match against Brighton postponed soon after Covid-19 outbreak | Soccer News

Tottenham’s Premier League match from Brighton on Sunday has been postponed following a widespread coronavirus outbreak at the north London club.

Spurs’ Europa Conference League match versus Rennes was referred to as off on Thursday after eight gamers and five customers of staff analyzed favourable for Covid-19.

The Premier League Board granted a request from Tottenham for their match at the Amex Stadium to be rearranged adhering to a assembly on Thursday.

“The Leading League Board has taken the choice to postpone the video game pursuing advice from health care advisers, with the wellbeing of gamers and employees the priority,” the Premier League explained in a assertion.

A day for the rearranged fixture will be announced in thanks study course.

On Wednesday, Spurs head coach Antonio Conte stated he was “terrified” by the club’s ongoing outbreak and described the condition as “significant” which has led to their first-staff coaching centre staying closed.

A Spurs statement go through: “We ought to like to apologise to everybody at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to each their supporters and ours for any inconvenience brought about.

“We really should also like to thank both of those golf equipment for their being familiar with during these challenging times.”

Premier League clubs have reverted to ’emergency Covid protocols’ for initial-group squads all over coaching grounds and stadiums, which involves social distancing, mask-carrying and treatment method no extended than 15 mins for each session.

The Premier League will proceed to stick to Govt direction, with gamers and employees who check optimistic needing to isolate for 10 days with no sporting exception.

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Tottenham head mentor Antonio Conte confirms 13 favourable Covid-19 circumstances amid an outbreak at the club

Fixture congestion for Spurs

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