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AFC & NFC Playoff Picture, Match ups for Wild Card Weekend

Written By: Colby Wonacott

Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local

The last game of the NFL’s 1ooth regular season came down to the very last play in the Seahawks & 49ers game, which gave the 49ers the 1st round bye. The Eagles sneaked out a win against the Giants, the Steelers losing to a ”Lamar-less” Ravens & New England losing at home to the tanking Miami Dolphins. Finally, this year’s playoff bracket is now set in stone.

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Below you can see how each conference has shaken out:

AFC

  1. Baltimore Ravens (BYE)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (BYE)
  3. New England Patriots
  4. Houston Texans
  5. Buffalo Bills
  6. Tennessee Titans

NFC

  1. San Franciso 49ers (BYE)
  2. Green Bay PAckers (BYE)
  3. New Orleans Saints
  4. Philadelphia Eagles
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. Minnesota Vikings

What’s to come for ‘Wild Card’ Weekend

Wild Card Matchups

AFC: Bills vs. Houston January 4th, 4:35 PM ET

The Buffalo Bills were most likely on no one’s radar prior to the season. So much credit to the entire Bills’ organization to earning a spot into the playoffs where no team should take them lightly. Houston Texans once again make the wild card after winning their division. Losing last year to the Colts 7-21, the Texans will once again try to prove they are a top tier team.

AFC: Patriots vs. Titans January 4th, 8:15 PM ET

After the Patriots loss to the Miami Dolphins at home, the road to the Super Bowl will have to start on wild card weekend instead of obtaining a 1st round bye. The Patriots will face off against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough. Led by Ryan Tannehill and rookie phenom A.J Brown, the Titans were able to make it into the playoffs after beating the Houston Texans. Titans’ strong running game with there workhorse Derick Henry will prove to be tough for New England.

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NFC: Saints vs. Vikings January 5th, 1:05 PM ET

Will Antonio Brown AKA Mr. Big Chest be suiting up for the Saints or not? If so, the Saints immediately become the best offense in football. Or will his continued antics hurt the team? Only the future will give that answer as they face off against the Vikings. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has been doubted all year on his inability to beat good teams. This will be the biggest challenge of his career yet.

NFC: Eagles vs. Seahawks January 5th, 4:40 PM ET

After a bone head ‘delay of game’ penalty that most likely caused them the game against 49ers. The Seahawks have fallen all the way to the 5th seed. Unforntuly for the injury-plagued Eagles, the Seahawks are so much better than a 5th seed. With the addition of Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks are scary good and the Eagles struggle against teams that are on the bottom half of the league.

 

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