Last Updated Jan 26, 2022, 5:58 PM

NFL Conference Championship Prop Picks & Predictions


After averaging a sturdy 85.6 YPG on 4.8 REC during the regular season, Bengals’ WR Ja’Marr Chase quickly solidified himself as a household name in the first two rounds of the playoffs, as Joe Burrow linked up with the rookie out of LSU for 112.5 YPG on seven receptions per game across Cincy’s pair of wins over the Raiders and Titans to open the postseason.

I’ll take Chase’s receiving yards over here, as Burrow and Chase have connected for 5+ REC and 100+ YDS in four of the Bengals’ last five games (128.4 YPG), which includes a massive 11- reception, 266-yard performance against Kansas City back in Week 17 – and while I highly doubt he’ll explode for 200+ YDS again, Chase should be set for another solid outing this Sunday.


After a relatively mediocre regular-season showing, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense absolutely exploded in the first two rounds of the playoffs, considering Kansas City tallied 42 PPG on 515 YPG across a pair of postseason victories over the Steelers and Bills – highlighted by Mahomes throwing for 391 YPG and eight touchdowns during that span.

I’ll back Mahomes to throw three TD’s here, as the Chiefs have scored 30+ PTS in five of their last six games (35.5 PPG), with Mahomes connecting for 18 touchdown passes across that window – so if Kansas City maintains a similar level of production, three more TD’s should come through the air this Sunday.


After throwing just eight interceptions through Week 15, Niners’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been uncharacteristically reckless with his decision-making across his team’s most recent stretch, considering San Francisco’s signal-caller has thrown six interceptions across his last four games – despite posting victories in three of those contests.

I’ll back Jimmy G to throw another pick here, as Garoppolo has been picked off in four straight games, which includes a pair of INT’s against L. A. back in Week 18 – and I envision a similar scenario unfolding in Sunday’s rematch against a Rams’ defense that’s forced two or more turnovers in six of their last eight games.


After failing to reach the endzone in all six outings with the Browns this season, Odell Beckham Jr. immediately blossomed into a primary focal point within the Rams’ passing game pending his arrival in L. A., highlighted by the three-time Pro Bowler hauling in 4+ REC and a TD in six of ten matchups since joining Sean McVay’s squad.

I’ll back Beckham Jr. to catch a touchdown pass here, as despite failing to reach the endzone in the Divisional Round against Tampa Bay, OBJ has still corralled a TD in six of his last nine outings – so rolling the dice on a bounce-back score at plus odds feels like a strong play against San Francisco this Sunday.

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