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Staff predictions for NFL Divisional Round games

The Chiefs are playing the Bills on Sunday night, but we’re picking all of the Divisional Round matchups.

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We’ve now reached the Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs!

The Kansas City Chiefs will visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time on CBS (locally on KCTV/5) with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo in the booth. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bills are favored to win.

But before then, there are three other matchups.

Saturday

Sunday

We’ll bring you our predictions for the Chiefs-Bills game in a later article. But here are our picks for the other three Divisional Round matchups. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 178-97-3

Poll

Which team wins Texans (11-7) at Ravens (13-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Texans
    (844 votes)
  • 54%
    Ravens
    (1006 votes)
1850 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Packers (10-8) at 49ers (12-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Packers
    (406 votes)
  • 77%
    49ers
    (1437 votes)
1843 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Buccaneers (10-8) at Lions (13-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Buccaneers
    (387 votes)
  • 79%
    Lions
    (1499 votes)
1886 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Chiefs (12-6) at Bills (12-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Chiefs in a blowout (14 or more points)
    (117 votes)
  • 17%
    Chiefs in an easy win (8-13 points)
    (370 votes)
  • 57%
    Chiefs in a close game (7 or fewer points)
    (1225 votes)
  • 14%
    Bills in a close game
    (315 votes)
  • 3%
    Bills in an easy win
    (79 votes)
  • 1%
    Bills in a blowout
    (39 votes)
2145 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 12-4-0
Week 3 picks 10-6-0
Week 4 picks 11-5-0
Week 5 picks 8-6-0
Week 6 picks 10-5-0
Week 7 picks 5-8-0
Week 8 picks 11-5-0
Week 9 picks 11-3-0
Week 10 picks 9-5-0
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Week 12 picks 11-4-1
Week 13 picks 10-3-0
Week 14 picks 6-9-0
Week 15 picks 11-5-0
Week 16 picks 10-4-2
Week 17 picks 12-4-0
Week 18 picks 10-6-0
Week 19 picks 3-3-0
Total 178-97-3
(0.6457)

AP Staff Record

TW LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 1 Rocky Magaña 166 90 0 0.6484
2 2 John Dixon 175 97 0 0.6434
3 3 Stephen Serda 173 96 0 0.6431
4 4 Ron Kopp Jr. 172 97 0 0.6394
5 5 Pete Sweeney 120 69 0 0.6349
6 6 Matt Stagner 169 101 0 0.6259
7 7 Jared Sapp 169 103 0 0.6213
8 8 Kramer Sansone 165 106 0 0.6089
9 9 Nate Christensen 162 110 0 0.5956
10 10 Dakota Watson 160 111 0 0.5904
11 11 Ashley Justice 158 114 0 0.5809
12 12 Maurice Elston 96 74 0 0.5647

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