Hello football fans! We are officially talking about playoffs!
First, let’s see how the NFL wrapped up their 2016 campaign. I went 10-6 for Week 17, finishing the season at 157-99. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:
|Sun Jan 1||1:00 pm||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals X|
|1:00 pm||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets X|
|1:00 pm||Carolina Panthers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1:00 pm||Chicago Bears||Minnesota Vikings (s.o.)|
|1:00 pm||Cleveland Browns||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1:00 pm||Dallas Cowboys||Philadelphia Eagles X|
|1:00 pm||Green Bay Packers||Detroit Lions|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Tennessee Titans X|
|1:00 pm||Jacksonville Jaguars||Indianapolis Colts X|
|1:00 pm||New England Patriots||Miami Dolphins X|
|1:00 pm||New Orleans Saints||Atlanta Falcons|
|1:00 pm||New York Giants||Washington Redskins|
|4:25 pm||Arizona Cardinals||Los Angeles Rams|
|4:25 pm||Kansas City Chiefs||San Diego Chargers|
|4:25 pm||Oakland Raiders||Denver Broncos|
|4:25 pm||Seattle Seahawks||San Francisco 49ers|
Now let’s get into the Wild Card Round! In the AFC, we’re having Oakland’s Connor Cook make his first ever career start against Houston, where Brock Osweiler will take the reigns under center once more. Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins might not start against Pittsburgh, meaning Matt Moore will likely get the go-ahead.
The NFC features two intriguing matchups. The banged-up Seattle Seahawks will face the Detroit Lions in a tough bout. Perhaps the most anticipated game will be the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. Will the Giants gain revenge for their Week 5 loss against the Packers? Will it be a case of déjà vu all over again?
Regardless, here are my picks for the Wild Card Playoff Round!
AFC Wild Card
(5) Oakland Raiders at (4) Houston Texans
(6) Miami Dolphins at (3) Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC Wild Card
(6) Detroit Lions at (3) Seattle Seahawks
(5) New York Giants at (4) Green Bay Packers
Check your local listings for when each playoff game airs. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.
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