This is the first year of the 14-team, one-team sits, 6-game wild card, wacky, wooly, weird and wild football weekend. We even get a Monday night tilt.
- Raiders (10-7) @ Cincinnati (10-7) 1:30 PM NBC – Cincy -5
- Patriots (10-7) @ Bills (11-6) 5:15 PM CBS/NFL Network – Bills -4
- Eagles (9-8) @ Bucs (13-4) 10:00 AM Fox – Bucs -8.5
- Niners (10-7) @ Cowsluts (12-5) 1:30 CBS – Sluts -3
- Steelers (9-7-1) @ Chiefs (12-5) 5:15 NBC – Chiefs -12.5
- Cards (11-6) @ Rams (12-5) 5:15 ESPN/NFL Network – Rams -4
Strange days indeed. For all the angst around letting shitty teams (Pittsburgh, Philly) into the playoffs, only 2 of the teams were under 10 wins. Pittsburgh and Philly.
Really a shame that Brandon Staley was stupid enough to call a timeout while the Raiders were happy to simply let the clock run out. Can’t believe they didn’t fire him as he went for in on his own 18 yard line on 4th and 1 in the 3rd quarter with a 3 point lead that quickly vanished.
If Eddie D was the boss, Staley would have been frog-marched off the field 2 minutes later. Justin Herbert is fun to watch and the Chargers are an old fave of mine. Pittsburgh? Fuck them. I’ll gladly watch the Chiefs annihilate them. Not that I like the Chiefs, but they win big, 38-17.
Raiders / Bengals? This one is a great one to kick off the WC weekend. This one can go in 150 different directions. Both teams look unbeatable one minute, and unwatchable the next. Carr has been Studly at times, and wild at times. Cincy and Burrow are all over the place as well. We should be thanking the Bengals for running in OT and kicking that FG. We were NOT stopping the pass that day, and we lucked out wildly. A toast to Zac Taylor. Raiders cover and win 34-30.
Pats Bills? Jac Mones looks to be overwhelmed as a rook in the playoffs. Belichick notwithstanding. The Bills can control the clock and the game and win going away 27-20.
Eagles Bucs looks to be another wipeout. Eagles shouldn’t be here. Seattle is better than them.
Bucs 31 – Eagles 13.
Us? Sunday is the day the Niners play a complete game and smash the Cowboys 28-17.
Rams Cards looks to be a close one, but I think the McVay hold over the Cards continues, but they don’t cover. Rams win 28-27.
I guess the Niners and Raiders qualify as the only upsets that I think happen this wild wooly weekend.