Keenum, Thielen, and Diggs bring their precision aerial attack to Philly Sunday night.

Voodoo’s postseason record:
Against the spread: 4-3-1
Straight up: 4-4
Over/Under: 5-3
 
Mike Procopio’s postseason record:
Against the spread: 5-2-1
Straight up: 6-2
Over/Under: 3-5
 

 
CONFERNCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots (-7.5)
Sunday January 21st @ 3:05pm ET

Over/Under: 45.5
Temperature: 44°
Wind: 3-8mph
 

As weak as the AFC was this year, the Patriots looked destined to waltz past pretty much every team en route to the Super Bowl. There is one AFC team that matches up very well against them however — and it’s not the Steelers. It’s the Jacksonville Jaguars. Forget about the points surrendered last week in Pittsburgh, this defense is the best the Pats will see all year. If they rattle Brady early & often, the Patriots will be out of rhythm, and the Jaguars will dictate the tempo of this game with a whole lot of Fournette, and that suffocating D. I love the Jags to cover, and I really like them to pull off the upset.
Jacksonville 24 – New England 20

Voodoo’s picks:
Against the spread: JAX
Straight up: JAX
Over/Under: Under 45.5
 
Mike Procopio’s picks:
Against the spread: JAX
Straight up: NE
Over/Under: Under 45.5
 

 
 
 

Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
Sunday January 21st @ 6:40pm ET

Over/Under: 39
Temperature: 44°
Wind: 2-7mph
 

These two teams are mirror images of each other. Great defenses, RB-by-committee, backup QB, etc… you’ve heard it all. If this game was in Minnesota, I wouldn’t have to think too long about my pick — the Vikings are a different team in that dome. They have a rhythm on both sides of the ball that is very hard to disrupt in this controlled environment. Being in Philly though, the open-air hostile environment will do a whole lot to disrupt this rhythm. The moderate weather doesn’t really give a distinct advantage to either team: bad weather would affect the dome team, but it would also affect Nick Foles’ performance (he’s more of an ideal-condition QB). So that’s a wash. I expect a defensive battle in a game that comes down to turnovers. The Eagles D has been more opportunistic that the Vikings D all year, and that should pay off dividends if the trend continues. Expect another nailbiter, with the Eagles coming out on top.
Philadelphia 23 – Minnesota 16

Voodoo’s picks:
Against the spread: PHL
Straight up: PHL
Over/Under: Under 39
 
Mike Procopio’s picks:
Against the spread: MIN
Straight up: MIN
Over/Under: Under 39
 

 
 
 

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Voodoo Brown started playing fantasy football way back in 1994 — when you had to manually add up scores with the Monday edition of USA Today (yes, that’s how it was done). Since that time, he has amassed 16 championships and 7 runner-ups, with most of his success coming after 2003 (avg. participation of 2-3 leagues per year). These accomplishments are evidence that Voodoo steadily adjusts to the ebbs & flows of the ever-changing fantasy landscape. It’s a different game now than it was in 1994 — hell, even 2004. Rarely finishing as a doormat, Voodoo’s teams are always in the mix. If you want any roster or lineup feedback, you can message him at vb@voodoobrown.com, or hit him up on Facebook or Twitter (@VoodooBrown)

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