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PETE PRISCO
Senior NFL Columnist
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
 
Los Angeles
Rams
27
The Saints beat the Rams 45-35 on Nov. 4 in a game where both quarterbacks rolled up big numbers, with Brees throwing four touchdown passes and Goff throwing three. The Saints led 35-17 at the half, which helped negate the running game. But this time around, the Rams are coming off an impressive run-game showing against the Cowboys. I think that will carry over here. Todd Gurley and Jared Goff have big days as the Rams get to the Super Bowl.
New Orleans
Saints
26
 
 
New England
Patriots
26
I truly enjoy watching the Chiefs play offensive football. And Patrick Mahomes is going to be an all-time great. But I think this is the week Bill Belichick and Brian Flores come up with a plan to get after Mahomes with a bunch of blitz looks. The Pats wont stop Mahomes, but they will slow him down enough. The Patriots havent won a road playoff game since 2006, so I am bucking another trend here when I pick them to do just that. But I think Brady and Belichick will get the job done.
Kansas City
Chiefs
24