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Prisco's NFL playoff picks for the Divisional Round: Two underdogs win outright, and a third nearly shocks the top seed.

Playoff Pete is back.Yes, I had a good start to the postseason. I went 5-1 against the spread and 3-3 straight up. I will take it.

The one ATS loss I experienced was not close. I had the Cleveland Browns beating the Houston Texans, who had little chance.

The ATS week brings my season record to 139-128-11. My straight-up record is now 171–107–0.

This week, I'm going with the dogs. Three underdogs, two of whom I believe will win their games outright. Let's keep this going. Playoff Pete's looking for a sweep.

The Texans are coming off a convincing home win over the Browns, while the Ravens are coming off a bye. The rest could be beneficial to the Ravens, but the starters haven't played in three weeks. 

 That might be important. This will be the first away playoff game for Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, which may be difficult. It might be even tougher against the Ravens' formidable defense.

The Jim Harbaugh sweepstakes is heating up. Harbaugh, fresh off a national championship, interviewed with the Chargers this week for their head coaching position after nine seasons with the Michigan Wolverines. 

Los Angeles is the early -150 favorite to hire the football coaching legend next season, but it's far from a sure thing. 

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