What a way to open the NFL playoffs for me last week. It was Super Wild Card Weekend and I was very good with my selections. I went 4-0 with my best bets as part of the Pick Six Podcast, went 4-2 with my ATS picks on our CBS Sports Expert Picks, and went 6-0 outright.

They don’t call me Playoff Petey for nothing.

So let’s go ahead and enjoy another good week with the teams. I can already hear the dogs barking.

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC) | Steam: was tv

featured game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Chiefs beat the Jaguars 27-17 in November, but that was a different team from Jacksonville and the game really wasn’t as close as the score. That Jacksonville team was struggling offensively, while this one wasn’t. The Chiefs will be a real problem for Jacksonville’s defense, which has struggled against the pass at times. The Jags don’t rush the passer too much, which is a big plus for Patrick Mahomes. Jacksonville did not have a sack in the first meeting. That’s always a problem against Mahomes. I see the Jaguars scoring against a Chiefs defense that can be beaten since Trevor Lawrence plays well. But I don’t see the Jaguars slowing down the Chiefs’ offense. Look for Mahomes to put up big numbers that the Jaguars won’t be able to match. The Chiefs will advance to the AFC title game.

To choose: Chiefs 34, Jaguars 28

Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET (Fox) | Steam: was tv

featured game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

The Giants impressed the offense by beating the vikings last week, but this is a much tougher challenge for Daniel Jones and company. The Eagles led the NFL in sacks and have five guys who had 10 or more. That is pressure. The Giants have had leaks on their line at times, which should be cause for concern. But offensive coordinator Mike Kafka does a good job of planning things for Jones. The Eagles didn’t look very good on offense in the regular season finale against the Giants, who were still players that day. Jalen Hurts returned for that game after missing two, but he didn’t look too good. The extra time will help in terms of his health. Look for the Eagles to attack through the air here, but the Giants have come alive on the defensive front. Without Lane Johnson, that could be a problem for the Eagles. Still, look to Philly to get him out and advance to the NFC Championship Game.

To choose: Eagles 30, Giants 28

Sunday, 3 p.m. ET (CBS) | Stream: Paramount+ (Click here)

featured game | Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

This is the game of the weekend if you love playing quarterback. Joe Burrow vs. Jose Allen. We thought we would see this game in week 17, but it was canceled after Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. That was the right thing to do, but that’s also why this game is in Buffalo. If the Bengals had won that game and were winning early on, this contest would have been in Cincinnati. As it is, it’s in Buffalo. Neither team looked very good last week against backup quarterbacks and both struggled to advance. I think both will play better here. The Bengals have problems on the offensive line, with three starters possibly out, but the Bills didn’t rush the passer as much last week against Miami and Burrow gets the ball out quickly. This should be a shootout with both quarterbacks having big days. In the end, I think it’s Allen and the Bills who will win it in the fourth quarter.

To choose: Bills 34, Bengals 30

Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox) | Steam: was tv

featured game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys

The 49ers beat the Cowboys instead in the playoffs last year, so this will be a chance for the Cowboys to even things out. Dallas beat Tampa Bay on Monday night, so this is another road game in a short week, which will challenge them. The 49ers will have an extra day of rest since they played last Saturday. But the Cowboys seemed to find their offense against the Bucs, especially Dak Prescott. The 49ers have a better defense than Tampa Bay, but Dallas’ offense will be able to move the ball. For the 49ers, it will all come down to Brock Purdy against the pressure from Dallas. Purdy has been a standout since he took over as the starter with five games remaining in the regular season. He played well by beating the Seahawks last week, but this will be the best defense he’s ever faced. Dallas’ pass rush can be disruptive, which I think is here. Prescott will get the better of the two quarterbacks in this one, as Dallas pulls off the upset.

To choose: Cowboys 27, 49ers 26

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