The NFl playoffs begin this weekend. It is unlikely that the next Super Bowl champ will be playing this weekend, but there are a lot of good matchups this weekend. Lets take a look.
The first game is the Houston Texans hosting the Oakland Raiders. This game has lost its luster since Oakland quarterback Derek Carr went down for the season. The Texans are favored to win the game but don't count out the Raiders. They are down to a rookie quarterback that has never played a snap in the NFL comma but they have a great defense that will help take the pressure off of him.
THE PREDICTION: OAKLAND 13, HOUSTON6
In the night game on Saturday the Seattle Seahawks host the Detroit Lions. Detroit has had a disappointing end to a very good season that I feel will continue with a lost today. Seattle is playing very good and I see them running away with the victory.
THE PREDICTION: SEATTLE 35, DETROIT 14
The playoffs continue Sunday when the Miami Dolphins travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. Pittsburgh has had a very good year but I feel they have underachieved. The Dolphins will be playing with a backup quarterback, but that shouldn't slow them down. This will be a close game but I see the Dolphins pulling off the victory.
THE PREDICTION: MIAMI 24, PITTSBURGH 16
The final game of Wild Card Weekend may prove to be the best yet. The Green Bay Packers host the New York Giants. Both teams are on fire right now and have played excellent throughout the last few weeks of the regular season. The Giants have put the rest of the NFL on notice beating Dallas 2 times during the regular season. But the question is will that be enough against Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers. I don't think it will be. Rodgers is on a mission to win a Superbowl and his excellent play has backed that up. The Packers will come out Victorious.
THE PREDICTION: GREEK BAY 38, NEW YORK 31