NFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions; Can They Match Yesterday?


What a day of playoff football yesterday. We witnessed one of the most boring playoff games of all time, followed by an all time instance classic. Today we get to watch two more playoff games, and possibly witness exactly what happened yesterday. The Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North…yay! Now you have to host the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers on the other hand travel down to Washington, DC to face one of the hottest teams in the league in Kirk Cousins and the Redskins.

#6 Seattle Seahawks vs #3 Minnesota Vikings – 1:05pm EST (NBC)

The Vikings have done everything right. They had 7 first round picks in a 3 year span, they traded up for Teddy Bridgewater, they dealt with the mess that was Adrian Peterson, and won the last 3 games of the regular season to capture the NFC North crown. Now they have to host the Seahawks and Russell Wilson who took the vikings to the woodshed just a couple of months ago to a 38-7 victory. The Seahawks are going to roll again, even without Marshawn Lynch. Just being honest. The Vikings are going in the right direction however. Mike Zimmer is leading this team the right way. Just sucks when you have to host the Hawks. Seahawks win 27-13.

#5 Green Bay Packers vs #4 Washington Redskins – 4:40pm EST (FOX)

Who would have thought that Kirk Cousins would be leading this Redskins team into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league. RG3 definitely didn’t think so. Can you imagine is Cousins pulls this one out? Washington might unveil some LeBron like banners throughout the city of captain Kirk. The Redskins have improved considerably as the season wore on, just as the Packers entered a wicked slump in November. The Redskins are more of a team on a good run, rather than a really good team. For the Packers, they are not ready to pack it in just yet. Like Ben Roesthlisberger, Aaron Rodgers is a gamer and is willing to do whatever it takes to win, especially come playoff time. For Green Bay, a big part of their success will come from the running game. Eddie Lacy and James Starks needs to be able to run the ball in order to open up the passing game for Rodgers. It would also help if his offensive line could protect the pocket for 3 seconds. The Packers have been here before, and know how to handle their business. Hard to come up with a score for this one, but Packers win 27-21.

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