The NFL Wild Card games will be happening this weekend. 12 teams will compete for a spot in the next round of the playoffs. No doubt there will be some great games that will produce some surprises. Here are the six games that will take place this weekend.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are coming into this game in an impressive form. In their last match they thrashed the Miami Dolphins and eliminated them from the playoffs. The Bills are in hot form and are led by an outstanding quarterback Josh Allen and incredible receiver Stefon Diggs. Additionally, the Bills defense has been playing well and will try to stop Philip Rivers and the Colts offense from advancing.
The Colts have been displaying great games and they have their weapons of their own. Running back Jonathan Taylor, wide receiver T.Y Hilton, and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship have all been playing great as of late. Although, it will not be easy as the Bills are dominant at home and they are used to playing outdoors in cold conditions. Clearly it will be a great game and full of drama from the get-go.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are an incredible team and they are looking dangerous as their defense has raised their level in the last couple of games. Russel Wilson will look to maintain his fine form and will look to find his favorite targets Tyler Locket and DK Metcalf. They also have good running backs that they can rely on as well.
The Rams are a dangerous team, however they are not consistent. Jared Goff has had some good games as well as some horrible ones. He has weapons in Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Higbee. Furthermore, the Rams have good running backs and not to mention an incredible defense led by Aaron Donald. Indeed this game seems like a close one to call as both teams are equally matched.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team
Tom Brady is set to keep on making history, but first he must get passed by the Washington defense. Chase Young is playing phenomenal and is barely in his first year as a pro in the NFL. Although, the Washington offense may not look very threatening, they have some good players such as Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, J.D. McKissic,and Logan Thomas.
On the other hand Tom Brady has plenty of weapons on his arsenal. He has top notch wide receivers that can demolish any defense on any given day. They have two quality running backs and have an incredible defense led by Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul. Unquestionably this will not be easy for Washington as the Buccaneers are heavy favorites in this game.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans
Lamar Jackson has picked up his level and is looking dangerous coming into the playoffs. The Ravens offense has picked up their level and look dangerous against a vulnerable Titans defense. Although. The Titans have Derrick Henry who is playing ridiculously great as of late. Lets not forget that last year the Titans shocked the Ravens at home, so the Ravens are looking for some revenge in this match.
The Ravens defense can make a huge difference as they have been solid all season long. Ryan Tannehill will look for his favorite target A.J. Brown to get some touchdowns. No doubt this game will be a good one with both teams wanting to win the match at any cost.
Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints
The Bears offense has raised their level ever since Mitchell Trubisky was placed as starting quarter back once again. The Bears have a decent offense but they will be put to the test against a Saints defense who have been solid as of late.
The saints have Drew Brees back and healthy and Taysom Hill in case something happens to Brees. They have plenty of weapons in their offense and they are looking to add Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas for this match. Kamara missed the last regular season game due to Covid-19 and Thomas has missed plenty of games due to his sprained ankle.
Clearly the Saints are heavy favorites in this match, but do not count of the Bears who have a great defense and will look shock the Saints at home.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Baker Mayfield led the Browns to the playoffs after a long time. He will try to defeat the Steelers once again, although this time the Steelers will not be resting some key players like they did on the last regular season game. Ben Roethlisberger will be back and will try to crush the Browns dreams of making a deep run in the playoffs.
Clearly this match will be very different than this past Sunday’s match and the Steelers look like heavy favorites in this game. Nevertheless, the Browns have nothing to lose and very much to gain. Expect a great match that can either be blowout or a close encounter depending on the momentum of the teams.
Amazing Playoff Weekend
Without a doubt it will be a great weekend full of football that will start Saturday afternoon and will complete Sunday night. Every game will be full of drama, excitement, and entertainment. Every match will produce their own flavor of excitement and no doubt there will be some surprises lurking ahead. So enjoy the best time of the football calendar as the best of the best battle it out to continue their pursuit of the Super Bowl championship.