The weekend is finishing up with the last two of the wild card games. One of them is another matchup between division teams. This should be a great finish leading up to the Divisional games next week. Here are my thoughts on today's games.
BUFFALO BILLS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS:
So the Buffalo Bills managed to make it in after the Baltimore Ravens failed to overcome the Cincinnati Bengals last week. Even with WR LeSean McCoy questionable and QB Tyrod Taylor making his own plays, the Bills may find it hard to keep up offensively. The Bills' greatest chances are Jags QB Blake Bortles making mistakes that the Bills' defense can take advantage of and possibly shutting down Jags RB Leonard Fournette. This flips for the Jags. Bortles will have to stay on task and be mistake free. The Buffalo defense is the reason the Bills have been in and/or won games this season. Jacksonville cannot say as much on defense. In the regular season, the Jaguars have proven that they belong in the playoffs. Whether or not they continue their journey is up to them. Buffalo will be happy to take their shot. Winner gets New England.
CAROLINA PANTHERS VS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS:
Here they are again playing each other this season. That NFC South was a crazy division this year. With the exception of Tampa Bay, all the teams were in playoff contention. New Orleans has swept Carolina this year in the regular season. The Saints have an awesome running game with RB Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. QB Drew Brees is not too shabby with throwing the ball downfield either. In both regular season meetings, the Panthers have failed on defense. Can they make the adjustments and move on with their post season? It is very possible. They have shown it quite often while playing other teams this season. The receiving core that QB Cam Newton has will give the Saints a run for their money. This will be a defensive battle at best. Winner gets Minnesota.
What a weekend, huh? The divisional games are up next. Who you got? What are your Super Bowl predictions? I love a good sports debate. Good luck to your teams and picks!
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