Betting on two 40-year-old quarterbacks seemed to be the smart play entering NFL Wild Card Weekend. The Patriots, who were 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 playoff games prior to Saturday’s affair, were 4.5-point favorites against the Titans at Gillette Stadium — where they are nearly unbeatable. The Saints, meanwhile, were 7.5-point favorites against the Vikings in New Orleans. Before Sunday, Kirk Cousins was an abysmal 0-15 in his career against teams with a .700 winning percentage.
The 13-3 Saints entered Sunday’s contest with an .813 winning percentage.