NFL Playoffs Get Started With Wild-Card Weekend
Six of the eight teams playing this weekend won 10 games or more during the regular season. The NFL was a lot more top heavy than the powers-that-be will acknowledge but that makes for some intriguing games this weekend.
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
When: 4:35 – ESPN/ABC
Line: Houston -2.5/Over/Under 44 (Covers.com)
Note: This biggest word in this game is ‘trust’. Who do you trust more at the quarterback position? This game will come down to the fourth quarter. Give me DeShaun Watson over Josh Allen.
Prediction: Houston -2.5/Under 44
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
When: 8:15 – CBS
Line: New England -5/Over/Under 44.5 (Covers.com)
Note: Just not ready to give up on New England like so many have. Doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Tom Brady has taken a step back but this is his time of year. There’s no way Bill Belichick loses to Ryan Tannehill. NO… WAY.
Prediction: New England -5/Under 44.5
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
When: 1:05 – Fox
Line: New Orleans -8/Over/Under 50 (Covers.com)
Note: The Saints are the one with the sure fire hall-of-famer at quarterback but I find it hard to believe that the Vikings will let this game get away from them. Kirk Cousins will put up really good numbers but he’ll make the crippling error because that’s what he does.
Prediction: Minnesota +8/Over 50
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
When: 1:05 – NBC
Line: Seattle -1.5/Over/Under 45.5 (Covers.com)
Note: Philadelphia is the only home underdogs this weekend. Considering how well Carson Wentz has played of late, this game could easily be a pick em. It will come down to the two coaches on the sideline. Who calls the better game? Pete Carroll or Doug Pederson?
Prediction: Philadelphia +1.5/Under 45.5