Pick 4: Kansas City vs. Oakland and Seattle vs. San Francisco

Pick 4: Kansas City vs. Oakland and Seattle vs. San Francisco

The Teaser: Pair Kansas City and Seattle

Game 1: Kansas City vs. Oakland

The Initial Line:

Kansas City -10 home vs. Oakland

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Kansas City’s line

The Final Line:

Kansas City -2.5

The Breakdown:

Kansas City saw another game slip away, losing their 3rd straight game, 17-14 to Arizona on the road. They failed to score in the second half and had 2 turnovers compared to 0 for Arizona. Jamaal Charles was a bright spot for the offense, as he had 10 carries for 91 yds and a TD. Alex Smith also added 293 pass yds with a TD and INT. Oakland was able to get their 2nd victory at home vs division rival San Francisco 24-13. Derek Carr starred for the offense in this one, as he passed for 254 yds and 3 TDs. Mychal Rivera also had a great game, catching 7 passes for 109 yds and a TD. The Oakland D was also able to force Kaepernick into 2 INTs which helped seal the victory.

Kansas City has hit a 3 game skid and now finds themselves looking from the outside in at the playoff picture. They still have a shot to make it with a 7-6 record, but it starts by beating bad teams like Oakland on Sunday. They rank 6th in the league in rushing behind Jamaal Charles, which should bode well against Oakland who ranks 24th in opp. rush yds/game. They also should be able to control Oakland’s offense, who ranks dead last in total yds in the NFL. Let’s face it, if you want to make the playoffs in the NFL you can’t afford to lose to bad teams, especially near the end of the season. It’s do or die for KC this week, so expect them to come out and land a dominating victory over Oakland.

Game 2: Seattle vs. San Francisco

The Initial Line:

Seattle -10 home vs. San Francisco

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Seattle’s line

The Final Line:

Seattle -2.5

The Breakdown:

Seattle was able to go into a tough Philadelphia atmosphere and get a road win, beating Philly 24-14. Philly was undefeated at home until this game, and the Seattle defense held them to their lowest point total of the season. Russell Wilson also shined once again on offense, with 263 yds passing, 48 yds rushing, 2 pass TDs and 1 rush TD. San Francisco had a huge loss on Sunday, falling to Oakland 24-13 on the road. This game basically sealed their fate, as their “stellar” defense let up 330 yds and 24 pts to the worst offense in the league. The SF offense didn’t help the cause either, as Colin Kaepernick was only 18-33 for 174 yds, a TD, and 2 INTs.

This is always a classic showdown between Seattle and San Francisco, which may be the best rivalry in football. This game is very important for San Francisco, as their playoff hopes hang in the balance. It’s a tough task going into Seattle and getting a victory, as they have only lost at home twice in the last 2 years. Seattle is also clinging to the 5th seed in the playoffs, so they will be ready for this one. Both of these teams have elite defenses, with Seattle ranking 1st and SF 3rd. However Seattle has a much better offense, ranking 11th compared to 24th for SF. Both teams are desperate for the win so I expect it to stay close, but Seattle will come out victorious – take them at -2.5 so a FG seals it.

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