TV: Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN, ABC, ESPN2
L.A. Rams by 3.5; O/U: 49.5
This three-match is a toss-up after each team won at the other’s building. It’s hard to believe either team will dominate, so taking the points is the smart play. Both enter off a defeat, with the Rams earning the NFC West title thanks to the Cardinals’ loss. Sean McVay is 9-1 against Arizona, the one loss in Week 4 when Kyler Murray & Co. dominated at L.A. The Cards are 4-6 after a 7-0 start, but they excelled on the road: 8-1 straight up and against the spread. The Rams were my preseason pick to win it all, but there’s a ton of pressure for an all-in team like them to win now. Matthew Stafford is 0-3 in the playoffs. Will this be the year? Like I said, it’s a toss-up.
The pick: Arizona
The score: Arizona 27, L.A. Rams 24 (OT)