NFL Divisional Playoffs 2020: 8 Players to hench bets on this weekend
#3 Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens
Unless one of Patrick Mahomes or Ryan Tannehill go all the way and lift the Vince Lombardi trophy in Miami on February the 2nd, I think Lamar Jackson will end up as the league MVP for 2019/20, because he's looked that good.
We've never really seen anything like Lamar in the NFL before - we haven't! People talk about similarities between him and Micheal Vick but, I mean, come on! Vick didn't rush for anywhere near as many yards as Lamar does and the QB ratings don't lie either.
Lamar has a 113.3 for the season vs Vick's 80.2 career overall. Anyways, no team has stopped Jackson all year... a few have slowed him down - sure, and there have been a few who have forced him into making mistakes. However, I don't see any way this Titans defense stops him rushing for +100 yards and, ultimately, I think that will prove to be the difference.
Betting tips: Ravens to win (5/6) with Lamar Jackson to rush in 2 TDs (11/2)
#4 Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans
New England fans will need the entire off-season just to recover from watching the physical torment Derrick Henry put a talented Patriots defense through last Saturday night - he was unstoppable.
Running with all the veracity of a bull going downhill and with the wind at its back, he carved up Van Noy, Hightower, et al for 182 yards as the Titans overcame last season's Superbowl Champions.
The Ravens will be hoping for a slightly lower return on his rushing yards, but - the truth is - it's just not easy to stop Derrick Henry; he's too strong! And he's been doing this (crushing opposition defenses) since college, so we will likely see more of the same from him on Saturday.
Betting Tips: Ravens to win (5/6), but with Derrick Henry to rush for +100 yards and to score a TD (13/8)
Published 11 Jan 2020, 23:34 IST