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  • Sunday, January 22, 2023

Las Vegas - Buffalo comes roaring in on an eight game winning streak with home field advantage. Also note that the Bills have won 13 of the last 14 home playoff games. But Cincinnati comes steaming in on a nine game winning streak, so which way do we turn? Did anyone say money line? You know that we LOVE Joe Burrow and normally, would jump on Burreaux as a six point dog. But NOT today. And the main reason is the offensive line, or more accurately, the LACK of an offensive line. The Bengals lost left tackle Jonah Williams (dislocated kneecap) last week against Baltimore and will be without right tackle La'el Collins (ACL) and right guard Alex Cappa (ankle). Cincy was lucky to beat the Ravens last week with a 98-yard fumble return by defensive end Sam Hubbard. And that was against a Baltimore team playing WITHOUT Lamar Jackson. Not thrilled about laying half a dozen against Burreaux, so we'll circle the wagons and take the Buffs straight to the bank on the money line.

In the late game, gonna roll with the 49ers over the Cowboys. Everyone is going NUTZ about Dak Prescott and the 'Boys after they busted up Tom Brady and Bucs, 31-14. Lets take a step back. Brady is the GOAT for sure, but he is 45 years old, moves slower than the Statue of Liberty and had absolutely NO running game to mitigate the pressure. We looked at the Cowboys recent work, and before the Wild Card W, they lost to Washington 26-6, beat a lousy Tennessee team, 27-13, and got into a shootout with the Eagles and Gardner Minshew. Now they get to see Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, who is anything BUT irrelevant. Last week, Purdy hit on 18 of 30 for 332 yards with 3 TDs and zero INTs. He also had this unknown guy at running back, think his name is Christian McCaffrey, who rumbled for 119 yards. Starting with the game against Miami back on December 4, the Niners have rolled to five wins at home by an average of 20.8 points with Brock at the controls. San Francisco has the #1 defense in the NFL, Dak has thrown the MOST INTs in the NFL, and we ain't even gonna mention the Cowboys kicker, Brett Maher, oops, we just did, who missed FOUR extra points. And if you're wondering about the kicker on the other side, Robbie Gould has NEVER missed a field goal in the playoffs (25-for-25) and is ONLY 37-for-37 on PATs in his playoff career. Gimme the Niners for the money.