NFC Wildcard Matchups feature 3 Superbowl favorites

NFC Wildcard games

NFC Wildcard Game Schedule

The Packers defeated the Lions 31-24 Sunday night, which allowed Green Bay to lock up the 4 seed, and host a wildcard game. Detroit fell to the 6 seed overall, and will travel to Seattle.

The Packers host the New York Giants in the most anticipated game of wildcard weekend. The Packers are the hottest team in the conference right now, riding the play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Remember when Rodgers said Green Bay could “run the table” back in November? Fans of Green Bay feel this team can capture the magic similar to the 2011 team that won it all.

The Giants, meanwhile, have a defense that has overachieved all season, and first year coach Ben McAdoo has to feel confident going on the road. While the offense has struggled to put points on the board of late, New York knows how to win in January, and has no problems grinding out 13-10 wins to advance.

In the second NFC game, the Detroit Lions head to Seattle to play the most interesting team in the postseason, the Seahawks. Detroit has had a successful season, however they head into the playoffs losers of three straight, after winning five of the previous six. One should note all five of those wins came against non-playoff teams. Detroit went 0-5 against teams in the 2016 NFL postseason, and go up to Seattle to play a team who has not won two games in a row since before Thanksgiving. As good as Seattle looked against the Patriots back in Week 10, they looked that bad in road losses to Tampa Bay and Green Bay.

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