Basking in a 3-1 NFL picks week for the divisional playoff round, it’s time for the best football betting day of the year – Championship Sunday. Four teams and two games. We are psyched and ready to doll out the wisdom that has served you well all season. Here we go, folks on our 2017 Championship Sunday picks.
NFL 2017 Championship Sunday picks
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (-5)
The Falcons have defied my crapping all over them the last few weeks, and they’ve made near the top of the football world. The defense has been adequate, but the offense has been electric.
Matty Ice at quarterback is playing at an elite level. He’s the only starting QB left that hasn’t won a Super Bowl. So he’ll be hyped. Speaking of hyped ball throwers, Aaron Rodgers has been THE man over the last two months. His running game with a wide receiver carrying the ball has been improving each week.
His kicker hasn’t missed a playoff kick in a few years! That said, this one is being played in the Georgia Dome, where it gets mighty loud.
At the end of the day I LOVE the Packers to cover the spread here. I just don’t think that the Falcons D is good enough to shut down A-Rod right now.
They gave up 20 points to the Seahawks and they’ll probably give up 30 points to the Packers. For Green Bay’s part, their D hasn’t been anything to write home about either.
It’s also worth taking the over for this one.
We could be looking at an overtime game here. Give me Green Bay to cover – and win on the money line.
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (-5.5)
Wow, what a matchup. As I wrote yesterday, this to me is the real Super Bowl this season.
The Steelers have been getting better and better on defense, while the offensive line can dominate an opponent when necessary.
For New England’s part, they haven’t faced a quality quarterback in a couple of months.
Tom Brady has been good but not great on the offensive side. So the early money might be a little misguided here. The Steelers will definitely push the Pats.
At the end of the day, this will come down to playmakers, and both teams have an abundance of them.
I just think that the extra game played by Pittsburgh might be too much for them to win outright. But I do think that they will cover and make this a game until the final moments.
Give me Pittsburgh against the spread and New England on the money line.
Enjoy the games!
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.