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NFL Wild Card weekend (and Black Monday) thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member


    Indianapolis at Buffalo (-7), 1:05 (CBS)
    L.A. Rams at Seattle (-4.5), 4:40 (FOX)
    Tampa Bay (-8) at Washington, 8:15 (NBC)

    Baltimore (-3.5) at Tennessee, 1:05 (ESPN/ABC)
    Chicago at New Orleans (-9.5), 4:40 (CBS)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-4), 8:15 (NBC)

    I know all of the machinations for television have changed but I'm not sure why CHI/NO is on CBS rather than FOX. Anyway ...

    I'll go ahead and make my playoff picks here. Feel free to mock me in a few weeks.

    WC: BUF over IND; BAL over TEN; PIT over CLE
    DIV: KC over BAL; BUF over PIT
    CHAMP: BUF over KC

    WC: SEA over LAR; NO over CHI; TB over WFT
    DIV: GB over TB; NO over SEA
    CHAMP: NO over GB

    SB: Buffalo over New Orleans (this feels weird to type)
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The two late games on Sunday are considered the "new" games and CBS and NBC in their deals to get them were automatically slotted in there. Surprised ESPN has a Sunday game as opposed to the first one on Saturday.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Fired so far:

    • Gase
    • Marrone
    • Anthony Lynn
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Edited thread title to account for coach firings.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    So six openings now?
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't be a Wild Card weekend without ESPN having a game with the AFC South.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Yeah but for once it seems they have the best on-paper matchup of the weekend, with the live possibility of a high scoring close game, plus several glamorous stars (Henry, Jackson).
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I love the idea of the Bills becoming dominant but they need one more punch to the stomach.

    Colts are 11-5. They will win the game.

    Rivers has thrown for 4200 yards and 24 TDs and just 11 picks.

    Taylor has run for 1,169 yards and 11 TDs.

    Top 6 receivers are 63, 56, 44, 40, 36, 31.

    Defense has 40 sacks, 15 picks, 10 fumble recoveries.

    They're 3-4 against playoff teams, including Green Bay, wins by average of 9 points, losses by average of 12 points.

    Their LOL? Being the only win for the Jaguars although that was Week 1 on a day Minshew went 19 for 20 with 3 TDs.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Taylor gives the Colts a shot. The season numbers don't do him justice. They seem to be trusting him a lot more later in the season, and I think teams can run on Buffalo's defense.

    That said, I still think the Bills win that one. I just don't trust Indy's secondary against Allen. I also don't trust Rivers in big moments. Maybe that is my internal pessimist talking. I'm certainly going to be rooting for the Colts, because if they win, that would help the Steelers. That assumes the Steelers beat the Browns, which is far from a sure thing.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Point of order: Shouldn't we have a NFL coaching carousel thread?
  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    When was the last time Rivers won a playoff game?
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Long time ago in 2019.

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