The first week of the NFL playoffs were not kind to me and my NFL picks.
I went 2-4 ATS and 2-4 with my Best Bets at part of the Pick Six Podcast. I did go 6-0 straight up, so I have that going for me.
My ATS record for the season is now 146-129-3, while my Best Bets record is 61-58. And my straight-up record is 174-103-1.
I had a chance to catch Ryan Wilson in our CBS Sports Expert Picks, but that ship has sailed. I choked.
The good news: I won’t lose to Will Brinson.
The divisional round of the playoffs is the best weekend in all of sports. Eight teams to get to four with a lot of good teams left. Super Wild Card Weekend was kind of a bust, so let’s hope this weekend gives us much more drama.
And gives me some winners.
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)
The Titans had last week off and they should have Derrick Henry back running the football. That will be a challenge for the Bengals run defense, which allowed 4.4 per rush this season and has several key players on their front banged up — WITH defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi out. That, as usual, will mean a heavy dose of Henry and the other Titans backs. The Bengals have an explosive pass offense, but it will be up to the offensive line to hold up in front of Joe Burrow. The Titans were 25th against the pass this year, but they were seventh in sacks with 47. The…