Ryan’s NFL Picks (2019): Conference Championships

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Oof. I did my best, but I completely missed on half the games last week, including my lock. I really didn’t think John Harbaugh was going to poop the bed like that, but alas, here we are. Only three games left.

Last Week’s Record: 2-2
Overall Record: 169-91 (Postseason-: 5-3)
LOCK Record: 14-5

Ryan’s NFL Picks (2019): Conference Championships

Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs

Make no mistake, while I fully expect Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to trounce Derrick Henry‘s Tennessee Titans, I’ll be rooting for the AFC South runner-ups. They’re such a great story, between Henry’s run of dominance, Ryan Tannehill‘s redemption arch, and a wild-card team knocking off the defending champs and the first seed, and I’d love to see them go all the way.

But even when the Chiefs spotted Deshaun Watson‘s Texans 24 points to start the game, they still won by multiple scores. Andy Reid has come so close so many times, a Chief championship run feels inevitable… like I’ve been saying for week.s

Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco 49ers (LOCK OF THE WEEK)

It sucks doing locks this late in the year because all of the teams are good. I believe the 49ers and Chiefs will win, so I have to pick which loss I’m more sure about. I have to bet against Aaron Rodgers or the unstoppable force that is the Tennessee Titans. How weird is it that I chose Aaron Rodgers?

But it’s like I said, I just don’t believe in the Packers. They shouldn’t have beaten a banged up Seahawks team last week, and officiating gave them a little nudge in the right direction. If the Packers win, and on the NFL’s 100th season, we get a rematch of the first Super Bowl, then I’m going to quit covering the NFL and go back to watching pro wrestling because they’re both equally fake.

 

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