NFL Conference Champ Picks 2018 NFL Conference Championship Predictions: Jacksonville Jaguars 12-6-0 VS New England Patriots 14-3-0 (-8.5), Minnesota Vikings 14-3-0 VS Philadelphia Eagles 14-3-0

2018 NFL Conference Championship Predictions

Tom Brady can return to the Super Bowl with a win in the 2018 AFC Championship.

Chris Ransom Last Updated: January 15, 2018.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars 12-6-0
1. New England Patriots 14-3-0

Chris Ransom's Pick

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Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Jacksonville has the NFL's best defense. If Blake Bortles avoids turnovers and Leonard Fournette balls out again then Jacksonville will make this a game.

Why the New England Patriots Will Win: Tom Brady balled out against Tennessee. Jacksonville's defense is capable of frustrating Brady, but the Patriots are getting Rex Burkhead back and simply have too much talent on both sides of the ball. New England has a very stout defense that is extremely disciplined. I can see this AFC Championship being a defensive game. Even if Jacksonville keeps Tom Brady out of the end zone, I see New England doing just enough to win this game. If Brady does score a few touchdowns then New England will win by double digits instead of a point.

Prediction: New England enters as a 9.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $375 dollars, the maximum bet is $475 dollars with the average gambler betting around $425 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47 points. I like New England to win and Jacksonville to cover with the under.

Final Score Patriots 18 Jaguars 17

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2. Minnesota Vikings 14-3-0
1. Philadelphia Eagles 14-3-0

Chris Ransom's Pick

Oren Shiri now has a nine game lead at 176-88 after the opening round of the wild card week. Oren has officially locked up first place for 2017 after Jesse Lucas got first place in 2014, Jason Bantle in 2015, and myself in 2016. I am now at 167-97 in second place. Jason Bantle is 167-97. Jesse Lucas is in fourth place at 166-98. Tanya Holmes is 165-99 on the year after going 3-1 in he divisional round.

Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Minnesota has a chance to host Super Bowl 52 with a win in Philadelphia. One advantage they have is they don't have to deal with Carson Wentz. Xavier Rhodes is a beast in coverage.

Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Nick Foles has home field. I feel Foles will do just enough to lead the Eagles to a win over Minnesota. People are dismissing the Eagles because of the Vikings last minute comeback and because of how Case Keenum has done.

Prediction: Minnesota enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $155 dollars, the maximum bet is $175 dollars with the average gambler betting around $165 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 38 points. I like Philadelphia to win and cover with the under.

Final Score Eagles 9 Vikings 3

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