Around town, Football Outsiders hedged all their picks by taking every dog on the spread, and every favorite to win straight up, so they finished 2-2 ATS. To no one's surprise, the consensus wiseguy picks out of Vegas were on all the dogs, while the public were on the favorites. They too, split 2-2 ATS.
I fared better by going 3-1 ATS to start the post-season. The only non-cover came from the Steelers. They needed Big Ben to be good to win that game, and he wasn't. I wasn't exactly surprised since they've been boom-or-bust most of the season, but I also didn't expect Baltimore to be that good either. Also worth noting, the Lions came close to a straight up upset, but don't even get me started on that ref's decision to pick up that flag. On the bright side they still covered the spread, but it shouldn't have been that close.
We now look-ahead to the Divisional round next week. Every home team is about a touchdown favorite, with the exception of Seattle, who are listed at double digits. Can any of these dogs win straight up?
Like last week, I'll have picks and previews for each and every matchup during the week, so you can refresh this post for updates. I have a good idea which side I like in every game except one.