AFC Wild Card Notes
January 1, 2018
By VI News
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Saturday, January 6, 2018
NFC – Tennessee at Kansas City – 4:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Opening Line (1/1/18): Kansas City -7, 44 ½
Current Line (1/1/18): Kansas City -7, 44 ½
Tennessee Road Record: 3-5 SU, 3-5 ATS
Kansas City Home Record: 6-2 SU, 6-2 ATS
Head-to-Head: These clubs did not meet during the 2017 regular season, but they did play in Kansas City last December. the chiefs were favored by six points, but it was the Titans coming away with a 19-17 victory as the 'under' cashed. The road team has cashed in seven of the past eight meetings in this series, while the Titans are 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings at Arrowhead Stadium.
Playoff Notes: Tennessee snapped their playoff drought with a home win in Week 17, punching their ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2008. They're looking for their first win since a Wild-Card win in Baltimore during the 2003 NFL postseason. These teams haven't met in the playoffs since the Titans were the Oilers, with Kansas City coming away with a 28-20 victory on the road. The Chiefs had their 12-4 season ruined by a home loss to the Steelers last year in the Divisional Playoffs. Kansas City is 0-6 SU in their past six home playoff games dating back to a Wild-Card win in the 1993 playoffs against the Steelers.
Total Notes: The 'under' is 4-0 in the past four playoff games for the Titans, while the 'under' is 4-1 in the past five playoff home games for the Chiefs. The 'under' is also 6-2 in the past eight overall for Kansas City, while going 44-19 in their past 63 at home. The 'over' has hit in five of the past seven meetings in this series.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
NFC – Buffalo at Jacksonville – 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
Opening Line (1/1/18): Jacksonville -7 ½, 40
Current Line (1/1/18): Jacksonville -7 (Even), 40
Buffalo Road Record: 3-5 SU, 4-4 ATS
Jacksonville Home Record: 6-2 SU, 5-3 ATS
Head-to-Head: The Bills and Jaguars did not meet during the 2017 season. They last met in Buffalo on Nov. 27, 2016 with the Bills taking a 28-21 victory while the Jaguars covered as an 8 ½-point underdog. The teams met in Northeast Florida back on Oct. 25, 2015, with the Jags coming away with a 34-31 win as 3 ½-point underdogs as the 'over' hit. Before that, Buffalo won 27-20 in Week 15 of the 2013 season as a four-point favorite in another 'over' result.
Playoff Notes: Buffalo snapped a 17-year playoff drought to qualify, and it almost didn't happen. They needed a touchdown from the Cincinnati Bengals in the final minute of regulation to bump off the Baltimore Ravens in the final week of the regular season. Their last appearance in the playoffs came in 1999 in the Music City Miracle, a 22-16 loss at Tennessee. They also met their demise against the Jaguars, 30-27, at home in the 1996 AFC Wild-Card Game. In fact, Buffalo's last playoff win was in 1995. They're 0-3 in their past three playoff games dating back to a 24-3 win in the Division Playoffs in 1992 at Pittsburgh. The Jags are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2007, and they haven't hosted a playoff game since the 1999 AFC Championship Game. Their last win at home was a 62-7 win against the Miami Dolphins in Dan Marino's final game in the NFL in the 1999 Divisional Playoffs.
Total Notes: The 'over' is 9-4 in Buffalo's past 13 games against a team with a winning overall record. The over is 10-4 in Jacksonville's past 14 games at home, and 5-2 in their past seven games against a team with a winning overall mark. The 'under' is 7-1 in the past eight for the Jags vs. AFC opponents, while the 'over' is 4-1-1 in their past six playoff games. The 'over' has hit in each of the past five meetings between the Bills and Jaguars.
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