Roddy’s Wild Card Round Predictions

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To begin, the NFL regular season has ended and the playoffs are right around the corner. The first round of the playoffs or the Wild Card Round will kick off on Saturday The 4th. Out of the 32 teams in the NFL 20 teams were eliminated from playoff contention and the other 12 teams remain. The teams that made it include The Patriots, Titans, Seahawks, Eagles, Bills, Texans, Saints, Vikings, Chiefs, Ravens, Packers and 49ers. Below I will list matchups that are already set predict them and then go along with how those wins and losses will continue through the playoffs and then predict those possible matchups all the way up until the Superbowl after every week of games.


Wild Card Round 

Bye’s : Chiefs , Ravens , 49ers and Packers


Game #1 Patriots vs Titans 

Since making the switch from QB Marcus Mariota to current starting QB Ryan Tannehill the Tennessee Titans have picked up steam towards the end of the season and have barely made the playoffs and their opponent The New England Patriots. The Patriots are no stranger to the postseason. Dring the Brady and Belichick era, the Patriots have made 9 Superbowl appearances and won 6 of them and have only missed the playoffs once. Even Though The Patriots have an amazing playoff stature this game is going to be close. The Titans have a running back by the name of Derrick Henry who won the 2019 – 2020 rushing title and explosive rookie wideout A.J. Brown. However, I don’t think the Titans offense will function the same it has against this dominant Pats’ defense. Patriots win this one 23-17


Game #2 Seahawks vs Eagles 

While looking at these games on the ESPN app I had noticed that this game had the closest spread, Seahawks -1.5. I agree. I believe this is going to be a very close game. Seahawks starting running back Chris Carson was injured and they decided to go out and get Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch. Lynch was apart of the squad that defeated my Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII (48). The 9-7 Eagles nearly snuck into the playoffs after winning an Uncompetitive NFC East. But, the Eagles do have rookie stud halfback Miles Sander who eclipsed 818 yards in only 14 attempts. Seahawks win 20-17.


Game #3 Bills vs Texans

A high powered offense vs a high powered defense. Deshaun Watson leads a Houston offense including WR Deandre Hopkins and duo running backs Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson Jr. The Bills have put up a good fight to be here they are in a competitive division with the Patriots but just nearly lost the division. If Josh Allen can get the ball to his receivers and the Bills can get a good rushing attack the Bills should definitely have a good shot at winning this. Bills beat the Texans 27-14.


Game #4 Saints vs Vikings

This game is going to be the best game to watch. In probably one of his last seasons Drew Brees had acquired a ligament issue in his throwing thumb at the beginning of the season. Drew has since come back from that injury to brake Peyton Manning’s all-time throwing touchdown record. His favorite target big wide receiver Michael Thomas is such a good player he is in contention for MVP. He broke the record for single-season receptions. Vikings have had a good on both sides of the ball this season. Dalvin Cook who they selected in the 2nd round in 2017 draft has arguably the best offensively for them this year. The only downside to the Vikings is QB Kirk Cousins can’t perform under pressure especially on a platform like this. Sorry Vikings fans Saints win 35-20.