Perhaps it's because the New England Patriots actually look human this year, so much that the Kansas City Chiefs won home field advantage over them. Locked in at the No. 4 seed are the Baltimore Ravens, who finished 10-6. AFC South teams will face off with AFC West and NFC South teams in 2019, and the Colts and Texans both have road dates against the Chiefs, Chargers and Saints. Defensively, Melvin Ingram III had a team-high 7 sacks while Derwin James had 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and a team-high 75 tackles this season. Houston has gone 4-1 ATS on the point spread in its last five home games too, which should be a bit of a concern if you are thinking about backing the road underdog here. If he wanted Lamar Jackson to finish strong, to focus in on a particular task or skill, he threw down a challenge. Gus Edwards led Baltimore in rushing with 718 rushing yards along with a pair of touchdowns.
Hope seemed lost back at the beginning of December when the defending champions suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on the road, but the Eagles found a way to win-out to earn the final Wild Card spot over the Minnesota Vikings. The Colts will also go on the road to Pittsburgh, while the Texans will play the Ravens in Baltimore.More news: One child and seven adults die in deadly start to flu season
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His advice to Jackson is to not change his routine or preparation just because it's a playoff game. The Chargers were my dark horse in the AFC before the season started, and I'm not hopping off now. The Los Angeles Chargers hope the second time's the charm.