- Go to BetOnline or Bovada for updated NFL Wild Card Weekend odds on all six playoff games
- Saturday’s games include Colts/Bills, Rams/Seahawks and Tampa Bay/Washington
- Sunday’s menu offers Titans/Ravens, Bears/Saints and Browns/Steelers
What’s better than NFL Wild Card Weekend? How about Super Wild Card Weekend with an additional game on both Saturday and Sunday that will put marriages to the test across the country.
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NFL WILD CARD ODDS
WILD CARD SATURDAY
Hosting their first playoff game since December 1996, the 13-3 Bills kick off wild-card weekend against the 11-5 Colts. Josh Allen finished the season with a franchise record 45 total touchdowns and now goes up against an Indianapolis defense that has allowed opponents to throw for over 300 yards four times in the past five games. Frank Reich will no doubt try to slow the game down by pounding the rock with star rookie Jonathan Taylor, but expect Buffalo’s improving D to send Philip Rivers into retirement. Pick: Bills -6.5 (BetOnline)
With Jared Goff unlikely to play with a thumb injury, it’s difficult to see backup John Wolford matching points with Russell Wilson, especially since the Seahawks’ once-maligned defense has held teams below 20 points in five of the past six games. Sean McVay is 5-3 all-time against Pete Carroll, but a great game plan and a shutdown defense won’t be enough against their NFC West rivals on Saturday afternoon. Pick: Seahawks -4.5 (Bovada)
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— Rams Wire (@TheRamsWire) January 4, 2021
Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite Chase Young was heard yelling, “I want Tom Brady” after Washington clinched the NFC East on Sunday night, to which Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians replied on Monday, “you better watch what you wish for.”
Sub-par competition has breathed life into Tampa Bay’s offense over the past month, but they’ll be without All-Pro receiver Mike Evans against a ferocious Washington defense. Luckily for the Bucs, however, the Football Team’s anemic attack will also find it difficult to put points on the board against Todd Bowles’ unit. Pick: Washington +9 (BetOnline)
WILD CARD SUNDAY
Averaging over 37 points on its current five-game win streak, the Ravens appear to be peaking at the perfect time and now face a Titans defense that has yielded 78 points over its past two contests. Lamar Jackson and company are looking for redemption after Mike Vrabel’s club bounced them from last year’s divisional round, but Baltimore’s run-based scheme isn’t exactly set up to exploit Tennessee’s deficiencies in the passing game. That said, the Ravens’ top-10 unit against-the-run offers hope against back-to-back rushing champ Derrick Henry. Pick: Ravens -3.5 (Bovada)
The 8-8 Bears somehow made the playoffs after losing six in a row earlier in the season and dropping six of their seven games against teams with winning records, including a Week 17 loss to the Packers. Despite being snake bit in the postseason lately, the Saints should blowout Chicago with or without star running back Alvin Kamara, who is expected to come off the Covid list on game day. Pick: Saints -10 (Bovada)
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— PFF (@PFF) January 4, 2021
After a COVID-19 outbreak almost derailed their season, Baker Mayfield and the Browns defeated a Mason Rudolph-led Steelers club in Week 17 to clinch their first playoff spot since 2002. Cleveland is just 2-4 against teams with a winning record this year and Ben Roethlisberger has a ridiculous 23-2-1 career mark against the Browns, but Mike Tomlin’s club has dropped four of their last five games.
Signalling a changing of the guard in the AFC North, we like Kevin Stefanski’s Browns to pound Pittsburgh on the ground with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, ending a once-promising Steelers season that started 11-0. Pick: Browns +4.5 and +200 money line (BetOnline)
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