888sport chat to NFL ambassador Osi Umenyiora about the biggest NFL games and incidents, with the two-time Super Bowl winner giving his expert insight on all things football.

 

One of only five British-born players to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Umenyiora is in an elite category of football players from this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams

The return of JJ Watt could give Arizona a much-needed boost ahead of their trip to Los Angeles, especially with DeAndre Hopkins missing the journey west.

With four defeats in their last five games, the Cardinals have failed to inspire confidence at the business stage of the season but Watt’s presence will give the defence a lift.

Meanwhile, the Rams have had troubles of their own at quarterback in recent games and Matthew Stafford has something to prove here.

Los Angeles are eyeing up the Super Bowl this season but their playoff journey has to get off to a positive start or else those dreams will be dashed very quickly indeed.

NFL Playoff Prediction: Rams 31 – 28 Cardinals


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Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

Cincinnati are rolling right now, winning four of their last five games – including victories over the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.

Joe Burrow has taken his form to new heights in recent weeks and the Bengals quarterback could be the difference between success and failure this year.

However, the Titans are the number one seed in the AFC and the road to the Super Bowl goes through Tennessee. Write the Titans off at your peril…

With Derrick Henry returning from injury, the Titans can inject new life into their offence and that bodes ill for all opponents. Tennessee can edge this one on Saturday night.

Divisional Playoff Predictions: Titans 24 – 20 Bengals

San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

The 49ers marched past the Dallas Cowboys in controversial circumstances late on but we must give credit to San Francisco for executing the perfect gameplan.

The NFC West giants were deserved winners on the night and focus now turns to a trip to the frozen tundra that is Lambeau Field in January.

Having clinched the number one seed in the NFC, the Packers head into this contest fully rested and Aaron Rodgers has an excellent record after a bye week.

The writing could be on the wall for San Francisco if Green Bay take an early lead. Favourites in sports betting odds for the Super Bowl, the Packers can lay down the gauntlet here.

Divisional Playoff Prediction: Packers 27 – 17 49ers

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

Arguably the game of the week. Buffalo travel to Arrowhead Stadium having put 47 points on the New England Patriots – the Bills will certainly fancy their chances.

Buffalo have now won five on the bounce and confidence is high. The defence is playing well and the offense is one of the most effective in the National Football League.

Patrick Mahomes flexed his muscles in Sunday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, topping 400 passing yards and five touchdowns in a dominant performance.

The Bills emerged victorious at Kansas City in October and Josh Allen is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with Mahomes. Take the overs in this one.

Divisional Playoff Predictions: Chiefs 31 – 28 Bills


NFL predictions

NFL Super Bowl Future Tip

The Kansas City Chiefs may prove a tough nut to crack in the AFC but the NFC looks wide open and it might be worth taking a chance on the LOS ANGELES RAMS.

Sean McVay’s side are an appealing price at 25/1 to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy this season but things might be about to fall into place for the NFC West giants.

Trading for Matthew Stafford was always going to be a bit of a risk but it is a high reward play if it pays off – and he could be the ideal fit in McVay’s scheme.

While the usual suspects are likely to feature prominently in the playoff shakeup, the Rams may be the team to watch as they look to secure a Super Bowl return.

NFL Team To Make The Playoffs

While some teams look certain to feature in the postseason once again, the ARIZONA CARDINALS (17/10) are tempting at a much bigger price.

Kliff Kingsbury really found his feet as an NFL head coach in 2020 and, along with young quarterback Kyler Murray, Arizona look set to improve again this year.

A favourable schedule lies ahead and a receiving corps of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and A.J. Green should make the Cardinals one of the most exciting teams in the league.

Arizona are in a tough division but the Cardinals finished 8-8 last season and a couple more wins should be enough to clinch a playoff berth.

NFL Comeback Player Of The Year Betting

While the obvious contender is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, it may prove prudent to look at the AFC South for this award.

The Indianapolis Colts are built to challenge and former Philadelphia Eagles star CARSON WENTZ can lead Frank Reich’s team deep into the NFL playoffs.

Wentz was widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the league just two years ago and, while 2020 was undoubtedly a disappointing campaign, he retains huge upside.

He looks to have adjusted quickly to life at Lucas Oil Stadium and could be overpriced at 10/1 if he recovers from surgery on a foot injury sustained earlier this summer.


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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers justified favouritism in the Super Bowl odds last season and NFL expert picks will revolve around Tom Brady and co this year.

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*All of our 888 Experts picks and betting tips can be considered as a suggestion only*

*Odds correct at the time of writing - subject to change*

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Don Montague / AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2020

About the Author
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Osi

Osi Umenyiora is 888sport’s official NFL ambassador. The two-time Super Bowl winner provides his weekly NFL picks on the biggest games across the league.

The former New York Giants defensive end can be seen on the BBC’s ‘The NFL Show’ alongside Jason Bell and Dan Walker every Friday and also co-fronts 'NFL This Week' alongside Bell on a Tuesday night.

So, what are you waiting for? Join Osi each week for his #OsiPredicts NFL picks straight up!