It’s a wild card weekend. In fact, the league wants to call it the “Super Wild Card Weekend.” This is something I don’t do, mainly because they want me to do it.
I also don’t want to call it a wild card weekend either because it’s not. Previously, teams that failed to win the division (4th and 5th seeds) played against each other. 1990 saw the field expand to his six, and in each conference he faced the last team with one division winner.
Now it’s 3 and 3. So it’s no longer a wild card weekend. It’s the first round of the playoffs.
And here are our picks for the first round of the playoffs.
By the way, last week was 11 wins and 5 losses. MDS was 12-4.
Finished the regular season with 178 wins, 91 losses and 2 draws. MDS is now 169-100-2.
Seahawks (+10) at 49ers
MDS view: number of people predicted before the season Geno Smith versus. brock purdy Will it be a playoff matchup? It was a great story for Smith to lead the Seahawks to the playoffs, but the story ends on Sunday with the 49ers defense shutting Smith down, but Purdy and the 49ers offense should have a big game.
MDS selection: 49ers 30, Seahawks 13.
Florio’s view: The 49ers are the better team. But the Seahawks know each other well, so they’re not intimidated by the best teams in football. The weather will help keep it going, but the 49ers need to move on to the next round.
Florio’s Choice: 49ers 27, Seahawks 21.
Jaguar Charger (-2)
MDS view: Great news that Jacksonville is hosting a playoff game Trevor Lawrenceand Doug Pederson’s first year.But Justin Herbert If the Chargers win, they’ll have a big game in his playoff debut.
MDS selection: Chargers 27, Jaguars 20.
Florio’s view: Jacksonville destroyed the Chargers in Week 3. And that was before the Jaguars evolved into the team they are today — balanced, effective, confident and successful. should be enough to push it up to
Florio’s Choice: Jaguars 24, Chargers 21.
Bills’ Dolphins (+13)
MDS view: If Tua Tagovailoa If healthy, this could be an interesting first-round matchup. Without Tua, it’s difficult for the Dolphins to even maintain a close game against a strong Bills team in all phases of the game.
MDS selection: Bills 28, Dolphins 13.
Florio’s take: Josh Allen vs. skyler thompsonIn some cases, nothing more needs to be said.
Florio’s Choice: Bills 34, Dolphins 17.
Giants at Vikings (+3)
MDS view: Brian Dabor taking that roster into the playoffs is a great achievement for coaching, but the Giants’ run ends on Sunday.
MDS selection: Vikings 21, Giants 20.
Florio’s view: As long as they survive the playoffs, the Vikings win by 2-4 points or lose by 20-40 points.
Florio’s Choice: Vikings 24, Giants 22.
Ravens at Bengals (+8.5)
MDS view: If Lamar Jackson was 100% healthy, you’d want to pick the Ravens to upset him. Without Jackson, the Bengals should be winning.
MDS selection: Bengals 28, Ravens 17.
Florio’s view: The Bengals have a rock on their shoulders over how the rules have and have not changed following the cancellation of a Week 17 game against the Bills. They beat the Ravens in Week 18. They’ll do it again in the opening round of the playoffs.
Florio’s Choice: Bengals 30, Ravens 20.
Buccaneers Cowboys (-2.5)
MDS view: The Cowboys’ performance in Week 18 wasn’t very confidence-inspiring, but hopefully they’ll play enough to beat a Buccaneers team that hasn’t been very confident all season. .
MDS selection: Cowboys 20, Buccaneers 16.
Florio’s view: Tom Brady There are 47 career playoff games. This will be his number 48. Win or lose, he could very well be his last game in Tampa. The Cowboys, on the other hand, seem to have peaked too soon. why are they preferred?
Florio’s Choice: Buccaneers 19, Cowboys 16.