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2020 NFL playoffs
Saturday’s games
Rams (11-6) @ Green Bay (13-3)
— LA scored a defensive TD in five of their last seven games; they scored one in each of their last four wins.
— In its last three games, Rams’ offense has two TD’s on 34 drives.
— In their six losses, Rams were outscored 96-31 in first half.
— Rams covered five of seven games as an underdog this year.
— Rams’ last five games stayed under the total.
— Under McVay, Rams are 3-2 SU in playoff games, with wins in New Orleans/Seattle.

— Packers had last week off; last seven years, #1 seeds are 11-3 ATS in this round.
— Green Bay won six in row, eight of last nine games overall.
— Packers scored 33.1 ppg in their last seven games, 
— Last four times they were in playoffs, Packers won their first playoff game that season, scoring 31.8 ppg, winning by 5-17-25-5 points.
— Four of last five Green Bay games stayed under the total.
— Packers were outscored in 2nd half in nine of their last 13 games.

— Green Bay won five of last six series games; Rams won last meeting 29-27 (-7.5) in Coliseum two years ago.
— Rams lost their last two visits to Lambeau, both in the Jeff Fisher era; their last win here was in 2006.
— Green Bay coach LaFleur was Rams’ OC in 2017.

Baltimore (12-5) @ Buffalo (14-3)

— Baltimore won its last six games, scoring 34.3 ppg. 
— In their last four games, Ravens allowed 10.8 ppg.
— Baltimore scored 25 TD’s on their last 55 drives.
— Ravens covered their one game as a dog this year, December 1st at Pittsburgh.
— Baltimore is 2-3 in playoff games since they won the Super Bowl eight years ago; last week was their first playoff win in six years.
— Ravens covered their last seven games overall.

— Bills won 10 of its last 11 games, covered eight of last nine.
— Buffalo outscored last seven opponents 166-77 in first half.
— Bills were only 2-9 on third down LW; Colts were 9-17.
— Buffalo is 5-2 ATS as a home favorite this season.
— Over is 7-3 in their last ten games.
— Last week was Buffalo’s first playoff win in 26 years;  

— Ravens won last three series games, by combined score of 84-27; they won 24-17 here LY.
— Baltimore lost two of last three visits to Buffalo.

Sunday’s games
Cleveland (12-5) @ Kansas City (14-2)
— Cleveland won seven of its last nine games.
— Last week was new Browns’ first playoff win ever, their first playoff game since ‘02.
— Cleveland won five of its last six road games.
— Browns won six of their last eight games overall. 
— Browns lost field position in eight of their last nine games.  
— Cleveland gave up 28.0 ppg in their last six games.
— Mayfield is playing in his first NFL playoff game.

— Kansas City had last week off, also rested guys in Week 17.
— Chiefs won 10 of last 11 games, but are 0-7-1 ATS in last eight games.
— Chiefs are 9-7 ATS in last 16 games as a home favorite, 3-5 TY.
— Last eight games, Kansas City allowed 26.3 ppg
— Last time Chiefs covered was November 1st against the Jets. 
— Before winning Super Bowl LY, Chiefs had lost 12 of previous 14 playoff games.

— Chiefs won last three series games, by 6-4-16 points.
— Browns are 1-3 at Arrowhead, with lone win in 2009.
— Cleveland lost last two visits here, 23-17/17-13- their last visit here was 2015.

Tampa Bay (12-5) @ New Orleans (13-4)
— Last week’s win was Tampa Bay’s first playoff game since 2007.
— Tom Brady has a 31-11 career record in playoff games.
— Buccaneers won last five games, scoring 26-31-47-44-31 points.
— Last six games, Bucs converted 45-95 third down plays.
— Tampa Bay is 12-0 when it scores 25+ points, 0-5 when it does not.
— Three of their last four games went over the total.
— Bucs won their last six road games; they’re 2-1 ATS as an underdog.

— New Orleans is 3-2 in its last five games, giving up 21 ppg. 
— Saints are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five home games.
— Five of New Orleans’ last 12 games were decided by exactly three points.
— Saints are 8-1-1 ATS in their last ten games overall.
— Under is 7-3 in Saints’ last ten games.
— Saints  are 5-6 in playoff games, since winning Super Bowl 11 years ago.
— Brees is 9-8 in playoff games, 2-5 in 2nd+ playoff game of a year.

— Saints beat Tampa Bay twice this year, 34-23 (week 1), 38-3 (week 9).
— New Orleans led 17-7/31-0 at halftime of the two games.
— In 2nd meeting, Bucs ran ball five times for 8 yards, the whole game!!! 

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