Earlier this year Jay Ajayi led the Dolphins to a win at home over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ajayi ran for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, and for the ‘Phins to pick up another win over Pittsburgh, on the road this time, he will need to do it again. Miami will have to rely on Ajayi due to an injury to starting QB Matt Tannehill. While Matt Moore is a quality backup, he is a backup nonetheless, and if Pittsburgh’s trio of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball get going, I don’t think Moore will be able to put up enough points to compete. I think the Dolphins pass rush keeps this one closer than expected, but in the end, a big day from Leveon Bell carries the Steelers to a matchup against the Chiefs next week.
The Pick: Steelers 30, Dolphins 19
ATS Pick: Dolphins (+12)
O/U Pick: Over (46)
By far the best game of Wild Card Weekend will be the finale. Both of these teams come in to the playoffs hot. The Packers come in riding on a six game winning streak following a promise by Aaron Rodgers to do so, and the Giants have only lost two games in the past 91 days. I am well aware of the fact that Eli Manning and the Giants have went into Lambeau, in the playoffs, and came out with a win, twice. But I don’t see anyone stopping Aaron Rodgers, who has been fantastic during the six game winning streak, throwing for 15 touchdown and no interceptions. The Packers won the matchup earlier this year 23-16, and I think they tack on a few extra points to that, and move on to face the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Pick: Packers 26, Giants 17
ATS Pick: Packers (-5.5)
O/U Pick: Under (44.5)