The NFL Playoffs are set in stone after the Tennessee Titans took care of business beating the Houston Texans, in the AFC. The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed the NFC East title after beating the New York Giants.
Wildcard Weekend looks like this:
Saturday: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans; Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots. Sunday: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints; Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles.
The storylines we jammed into the hour look like this:
Will the Buffalo Bills have enough offense to run toe to toe with the Houston Texans?
For the first time in ten years, the Patriots are playing on Wildcard Weekend and have never made the Super Bowl when seeded lower than #1 or #2. Can the Titans control the clock and knock off the defending Super Bowl Champions
The only thing that may stop the Saints are themselves. The Vikings travel to New Orleans with a banged up Delvin Cook, and a defense that is suspect to the pass. How will Minnesota defend the NFL’s reception leader and NFL’s all-time TD leader?
The only home underdog in the playoffs are the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won when they needed to, but can the battle in the playoffs? The Seahawks were 5 inches away from being the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs but find themselves traveling to Philadelphia. Both teams are battling injuries at the skill positions. The Eagles have lost all of their starting WR’s and Zach Ertz has not been cleared for contact. The Seahawks were so desperate at running back that they had to sign Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin.