Predicting the results of Wild Card Weekend
Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Titans have struggled on the road whereas the Chiefs boast a 6-2 record at home. Kansas City has won their last three at Arrowhead. Tennessee has lost two of their last three. The Titans offense will have to help their defense out by scoring touchdowns over field goals. In a game where every point matters, the Titans put up just enough to edge out the Chiefs at home.
Atlanta Falcons @ Los Angeles Rams
The Rams sat their starters in week 17, whereas the Falcons had to secure a win to get in. Atlanta is 5-3 on the road. Los Angeles is 4-4 at home, racking up most of their wins on the road with a 7-1 road record. The Falcons top 10 run defense will have their hands full with Todd Gurley. This game will be close, but a rested Gurley will be the deciding factor in a Rams playoff victory.
Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Both teams are on polar-ends of the spectrum coming off week 17. Jacksonville wanted to eliminate the Titans on the road, having already secured the 3 seed in the AFC. The Jags defense did their part, but the offense only managed to produce 3 points. The Bills are riding on the high of snapping the longest playoff drought in the league. This will be a battle of the defenses. The Bills top player Lesean McCoy is ailing with injury. Buffalo needs Shady, but how much of an impact he has is a question mark. Jacksonville sends the Bills home in the first round.
Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints
The winner of this game will play in the NFC championship. The heated division rivalry has favored the Saints this season as they look to complete the sweep. Carolina lost by 21 early in the season, but cut the points in half in their second meeting with New Orleans, losing by 10. The Panthers have been hot, but the Saints are the best team in the NFC South. Too much offensive firepower will end Cam Newton and the Panthers bid for the Lombardi trophy.
All Statistics referenced at NFL.com and ESPN.com