For the first time in the history of the league, we’re going to see three days’ worth of Wild Card action. With six games, the league has decided to play the final game of the Wild Card round on Monday night.
Everyone loves a good upset, and we’re sure to see at least one this weekend. In last season’s playoffs, the lower seeds went 4-2. With some very interesting matchups, we’re bound to see an upset or two.
Here are our predictions for the Wild Card round so you can keep preparing your bets against the NFL Playoffs odds.
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Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Raiders got into the playoffs in dramatic fashion with a game-winning field goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers. These two met in Week 11, with the Bengals winning 32-13.
This is a different Raiders team now, with a much-improved defense. The Bengals have lost seven straight playoff games, and Paul Brown Stadium will be fired up for this one. Joe Burrow leads the Bengals over the Raiders in a tight one.
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
These two split during the regular season, with the visitors winning both times. Bill Belichick’s playoff record speaks for itself.
This is the second straight year that the Bills have won the AFC East, and Josh Allen would love to get another shot at an AFC Championship game. Mac Jones will make a key mistake down the stretch, and the Bills will move on.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While the Bucs have lost some key players late in the season, they still have Tom Brady. While Brady doesn’t have as many weapons as he had last season, he’ll still find a way to get things done.
Tampa Bay’s defense will be too much for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.
San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys
These two teams dominated the 90’s, and we’ll see an old rivalry renewed this weekend. Dallas has one of the top offenses in the league, and when Dak Prescott is playing well, the Cowboys are hard to beat.
Unfortunately for Dallas, the San Francisco defense is healthy now, and they can make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks. The Niners have one of the best running offenses in the league, and they’ll control the clock throughout this game.
In our first upset of the playoffs, the Niners will move on and will head to Green Bay.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
While many would love to see Ben Roethlisberger play another week, we just can’t see it happening against the Kansas City Chiefs.
TJ Watt and the Pittsburgh pass rush will give Patrick Mahomes some issues, but the Steelers just aren’t good enough to stop Kansas City.
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams
On Monday night, we’ll see two NFC West rivals clash. It’s time to see if the Rams‘ big gamble on acquiring aging star players pays off, as Matthew Stafford finally has a legitimate shot at a Super Bowl.
The Cardinals offense can be one of the most dynamic offenses in the game, but we just don’t trust Kliff Kingsbury. The Rams win a close one and move on to the next round.
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