The regular season is over, and it’s time to get ready for the post season, as we look ahead to the weekend ahead in the NFL in our Wild Picks podcast.
Wade & Ryan are ready for the big weekend ahead even if the games are really late, and the bars are all closed.
The NFL is town, time to get sorted.
The guys look at the five big games on tap for the Wildcard Weekend and make their predictions for the spread, score, and more.
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Among some of the guys picks for the Wildcard Weekend.
Raiders (10-7) vs -5.5 Bengals (10-7) +48.5
Two AFC teams who are bruised and battered after a lengthy regular season, as well as the shortest time to play games of any of the post season teams.
The Raiders have been humbled by injuries, arrests, suspensions, and drama this season, so its any wonder that they have emerged to be able to take a run at the playoffs.
Derek Carr has carried on the team on his back, but how long can his back hold out given the circumstances?
The Bengals pushed towards the playoffs by being absolute beasts, with Joe Burrow ripping the field apart thanks to Chase and the boys.
It’s hard not to see how the Bengals won’t continue their winning ways, with a home town weather forecast that will scare the black and silver off the Las Vegas team.
Wade & Ryan both like the Bengals to win, but predict a closer game than the pundits in Vegas.
Ryan- Bengals 30 Raiders 27
Wade- Bengals 30 Raiders 28
Patriots (10-7) vs -4 Bills (11-6) +43
It’s going to be another cold night in western New York, as the Bills host the Pats for a second time this season. The first game didn’t bring joy to Buffalo, so hopefully they can get that happy step in action to take out another win against these division rivals.
Bill Belichick will erase one part of the Bills squad, but which one? And does he have enough rubber to burn out more than one Buffalo player? Seems unlikely.
Wade & Ryan are both nervous about this game, but given that Ryan is a massive Bills fan…his nerves are a bit more frayed.
They both have the same score though!
Ryan-Bills 27 Pats 20
Wade-Bills 27 Pats 20
That’s it for the Saturday scores, we will have our Sunday predictions up tomorrow, or you can just listen to the podcast to hear it all.
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