Will Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers live up to their online betting status as the top seed in the NFC?
Could a New Orleans Saints squad that once looked like the best team in the NFC get back to beating the bejesus out of their conference rivals once the playoffs get underway?
Will Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks challenge for the conference crown or could Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset the entire sportsbook betting apple cart?
Last but not least, could the injury-riddled LA Rams or offensively-challenged Chicago Bears take down whatever conference rivals are in their respective ways to claim the conference crown?
With the start of the playoffs just over 48 hours away, let’s find out what the likely scenario is for each and every team in the NFC playoffs.
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One and Done!
Chicago Bears (8-8)
The Bears have the unwanted distinction of being the top team in the NFC to get bounced out of the postseason after playing its wild card opener. Chicago has a very good, but not great defense this season. But no one in their right mind is putting any faith whatsoever in enigmatic quarterback Mutch Trubisky. For reference, look no further than their Week 17 finale at home against Green Bay. The Bears were playing for their playoff lives on Sunday. They got smacked around from beginning to end in their embarrassing 35-16 home loss against the Packers.
Let’s look at some of Chicago’s props odds for their wild card opener against New Orleans.
Washington Football Team (7-9)
I love Washington’s stingy defense and I think they’ll hang around in their wild card opener against Tampa Bay well into the second half. Unfortunately, veteran quarterback Alex Smith is hurting and that doesn’t bode well for a Washington team that already struggles to score. I’d love to see the Football Team upset Tom Brady and company in the wild card round, but it’s not happening!
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LA Rams (10-6)
Los Angeles split its two regular season meetings against NFC West rival Seattle during the regular season, but the Rams are definitely not the same team that beat the Seahawks in Week 10. Yes, LA still has a formidable defense that is led by superstar Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, but the Rams are as offensively challenged as any team in the playoffs. Whether starter Jared Goff is under center or not, Los Angeles is facing an uphill battle in trying to beat Seattle on the road on Saturday and it’s a hill the Rams won’t be able to climb!
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)
Tom Brady and company have gotten hot at just the right time by winning their final four regular season contests. Tampa Bay’s superior offense and huge edge at quarterback will likely be enough to get them a win in their wild card opener against Washington, I think the buck stops right there for Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers will have to go on the road to beat Green Bay in the divisional round and I just don’t see that happening. Yes, Tampa Bay beat the hell out of Green Bay 38-10 at home in Week 6, but the Buccaneers immediately went an uninspiring 3-3 over its next six games. Tampa Bay won four straight to finish off the regular season, but each victory came against a mediocre team with a losing record, so I’m not very impressed. The Packers have looked better with each passing week – and that means Brady and the Bucs get bounced out of the playoffs after two games.
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Seattle Seahawks (12-4) and New Orleans Saints (12-4)
In the immortal words of Scooby-Doo…ruh roh! If Seattle and New Orleans win their respective wild card openers (they will), the NFC South and NFC West division winners will meet in the divisional round.
Will the Saints take care of business at home or could Russell Wilson and the Seahawks get the road upset? Seattle was my preseason ‘under the radar’ pick to reach Super Bowl Odds LV in the NFC, New Orleans has been my pick to win it all in each of the last three seasons.
This matchup could be the best of the entire postseason, but I’m going with the Saints in a thriller. Seattle has won three straight road games, but the Seahawks are 3-3 SU over their last six road dates. New Orleans has won 11 of its last 13 games while going 5-1 SU in its last six home games.
I’ve got the Saints advancing to the NFC Championship in a game that looks like it could turn out to be an Instant Classic!
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Green Bay Packers (13-3)
Green Bay will be playing at home if they reach the conference championship, but I don’t think the Packers are a lock to get past the Saints even on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
I know Green Bay beat New Orleans 37-30 in the Big Easy in Week 3, but that loss spurred the Saints on nine consecutive wins that was only snapped because Drew Brees was out of the lineup in Week 14 at Philadelphia.
Lest anyone forget, it is New Orleans that was once proclaimed as the best team in the NFC before Brees was injured. The Saints and Packers have split their last 10 meetings evenly dating all the way back to 1995. New Orleans is 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings and I believe they are quite capable of beating Green Bay on the road. Call me crazy, but I’m going with the Saints to win the NFC Championship.
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