This article is part of our Beating the Book series.
A 6-9-1 week was a fitting end to a bad year (118-130-8), I lost my best bet (Cardinals), and I don't even remember who we took in the Super contest as Dalton Del Don never texted me the final week's picks. But will that deter me from picking playoff games? Of course not.
Colts +6.5 at Bills
The Bills are one of the top four teams in the league and have been better on defense in the second half of the year. The Colts offensive line and defensive could keep them in it, but if they get behind and have to rely on Philip Rivers, I think they're in trouble. Lay the wood.
Bills 30 - 20
Rams +4 at Seahawks
Jared Goff is iffy with a hand injury, which means John Wolford might have to make another start. Russell Wilson hasn't done much the last half of the year, given a more run-heavy scheme and bad pass protection by the offensive line. If Goff were playing, I'd snap call the plus four, and if he were out I'd lean slightly toward Seattle, but not as strongly. As such I'll take the points.
Seahawks 20 - 19
Buccaneers -8.5 at Football Team
I must be missing something here because I had this line at 3.5, and I wasn't remotely close. The Bucs are obviously the better team, but the Football Team gets to the quarterback and defends the pass, so this strikes me as a massive road