Yesterday, we reviewed NFL predictions for the first two Wild Card Weekend Games tomorrow, Saturday 9th. Sunday 10th, the four teams remaining will play their best hand to beat their respective opponents and secure their spot into the Playoffs. Here is a quick look at each team’s profile and what they could bring to the final Wild Card games this Sunday.
Wild Card Weekend – Day 2 – Sunday, Jan. 10
1:05 p.m. ET – Seattle at Minnesota (NBC)
Even though Seattle had a limping 4-2 start, when these two teams faced each other, –back at week 13– the Seahawks came with a pounding 38-7 victory over Minnesota. However, a weakness that could be exploited by the Vikings is Seattle’s problems stopping opposing tight ends, ranking 26th in DVOA.
On the other side, Vikings have a powerful weapon in 30-year-old runner Adrian Peterson, but the team has been weak on deep throws. The Vikings ranked just 22nd in the league in QBR on deep throws as Teddy Bridgewater launched more interceptions (seven) than touchdowns (three) on deep passes.
4:40 p.m. ET – Green Bay at Washington (FOX)
Washington arrives to Sunday’s game on a four-game winning streak, winning the NFC East in Week 16. Nonetheless, its defense ranks just 21st in defensive DVOA, the lowest of any team remaining in this year’s playoffs. As for Green Bay, they struggled to make it to the postseason with a 4-6 finish after starting the season 6-0.
Probably, Packers strongest weapon lies on former MVP Aaron Rodgers creativity and ability to cast magic in the key moments of the game. However, their injured offensive line has allowed Rodgers to be pressured on 33.4 percent of his dropbacks. With a result of, 51 sacks during the regular season. Becoming the fifth-most in the NFL.
Expert’s Predictions for Sunday’s NFL
This year playoffs seemed kind of hard to predict. However, after going over some of the main and most popular sportsbooks and line makers references, we put together some of the most popular picks. Here is what some of the most respected expert and line maker are predicting:
- Seattle -220 vs Minnesota +180: (Seattle, unanimous)
- Green Bay -120 vs Washington EV: (tied)
Follow us next week, as we will go over the final postseason bracket. Stay tuned and find out who will be the main stars of Super Bowl 50.