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>Pro Picks heads into the postseason with an incredible record straight up Youth Martinas Rankin Jersey (http://www.thetexansfootballauthentic.com/martinas-rankin-jersey-authentic) , 70 games over .500. A coach would have a lifetime contract for such an impressive showing.The key to picking NFL games, of course, is winning against the point spread. In that area, well, we need a rally, three games under the break-even mark thanks to a particularly damaging Week 16.A strong playoffs served us well last year. So let’s do it again.No. 11 Tennessee (plus 7 1-2) at No. 8 Kansas City, SaturdayAll four wild-card matchups have spreads in the same range. This one seems most out of whack.While the Chiefs have not exactly recaptured their form of early in the schedule, when they were the NFL’s best, they are on the rise. The dynamic offense has been rekindled, particularly sensational rookie running back Kareem Hunt.“We look at it right around Game 12, you kind of see where they’re at and if they have a bad play you say Authentic Alex Cappa Jersey (http://www.buccaneerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-alex-cappa-jersey) , ‘Whoop! There’s the rookie wall,'” coach Andy Reid joked 鈥?yes, Reid has a very good sense of humor, folks.“Sometimes I think that gets a little overrated, but we haven’t seen that with him. He’s done well and I think we’re probably a little hypersensitive to that when you get around the middle of the season, that 12th game.”This is the 17th game, and the trend for the Titans hasn’t been good lately. They lost three in a row down the stretch and needed to squeeze past AFC South winner Jacksonville, which had nothing to gain last Sunday, to make the field.The Titans won’t last long in it.BEST BET: CHIEFS, 23-10No. 7 Carolina (plus 6 1-2) at No. 5 New Orleans, SundayThis is the best looker of the four playoff openers Authentic Vinny Curry Jersey (http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vinny-curry-jersey) , a confrontation between two of the league’s strongest teams out of the NFL’s top division. The Saints or the Panthers are as capable as any NFC squad to get to the Super Bowl.New Orleans knocked off Carolina twice in the regular season, and is the more balanced side. It’s also the more explosive team.But if any of the road teams is going to spring an upset, it’s Ron Rivera and the Panthers, who have a much more recent record of postseason success than do Drew Brees and the Saints.UPSET SPECIAL: PANTHERS, 27-26No. 9 Atlanta (plus 6 1-2) at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams, SaturdaySo here come the more-experienced Falcons, ready to surge back to the Super Bowl and, this time, finish it off after building a big lead?We don’t buy it.These aren’t even close to being the same Falcons. Matt Ryan has had a problematic season, and the Falcons have made the kind of critical mistakes they avoided in 2016 鈥?until the second half of that historic Super Bowl flop.The Rams are young and eager and explosive and dynamic and … well, superior.RAMS Sam Darnold Jersey (http://www.jetscheapstore.com/sam-darnold-jersey-cheap) , 27-19No. 12 (tie) Buffalo (plus 7 1-2) at No. 10 Jacksonville, SundayThe feel-good story throughout Western New York 鈥?there are college football players who might not have been born when the Bills last made it this far 鈥?ends rapidly. Barring a stunning recovery from his ankle injury by LeSean McCoy, the Bills will be one and done, even though the Jags have a bunch of questionable areas on offense, particularly QB Blake Bortles.JAGUARS, 19-132017 RECORD:Last week: Against spread (9-7). Straight up (9-7)Season Totals: Against spread (117-120-10). Straight up: (162-92)Best Bet: 9-8 against spread, 10-7 straight up.Upset special: 9-8 against spread, 9-8 straight up Super Bowl 52 is still five days away, but the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins have already gotten the offseason going. The Chiefs are trading Alex Smith to the nation's capital, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:The #Chiefs are trading QB Alex Smith to the #Redskins, source confirms (as @TerezPaylor reported). It involves picks and a player. Huge deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31 Youth Mike Gesicki Jersey (http://www.thedolphinsfootballauthentic.com/mike-gesicki-jersey-authentic) , 2018There is an agreement in principle for Alex Smith to go to the #Redskins. The deal will be finalized tomorrow. This means Kirk Cousins will be a free agent. Mega-deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31, 2018The Redskins immediately gave Smith an extension, per Adam Schefter of ESPN:QB Alex Smith and Washington now have reached an agreement on a new four-year contract extension, per sources. Smith, who had one year left on his contact, tied to Washington for next five seasons. Smith gets long-term deal from Washington that Cousins could not.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2018Smith was widely expected to be traded after the Chiefs' shocking loss to the Tennessee Titans in the wild card round. Kansas City also moved up last year to draft Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the 10th pick, so Smith's tenure with the Chiefs was running out.The Redskins almost certainly won't bring back quarterback Kirk Cousins, as Rapoport mentioned. The 2016 Pro Bowler has tossed for 4,000 yards and has thrown over 25 touchdown in each of the past three seasons. Cousins led the Redskins to an NFC East crown in 2015..