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THE PROGNOSTICATOR: Wildcard Weekend

Welcome my fantasy brethren to another edition of The Prognosticator, may it start the playoffs off with a bang!
Passing Rushing
Team Score Team Score
LAR 268 BAL 156
BUF 265 TEN 138
PIT 249 CLE 130
IND 243 NO 128
TB 240 IND 122
NO 233 LAR 111
WAS 232 SEA 107
TEN 224 TB 104
BAL 224 BUF 99
CHI 223 CHI 98
SEA 219 PIT 97
CLE 208 WAS 91

How to read the table: The table shows how a team will do Passing and Rushing in the upcoming week of the NFL. Red is HOT, Yellow is WARM, White is NORMAL, Light Blue is COLD and Dark Blue is FREEZING COLD. Play players from teams that are Red and Yellow, avoid players from teams that are Light or Dark Blue and expect average days from teams that are White.

All times are Eastern

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills – Saturday 1:05pm
What a great game this will turn into. Philip Rivers in what will be his last game against Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs, which as a pairing, are going to make some noise in these playoffs. The Indianapolis offense will be fine here but their secondary will be licking their wounds after this one.

 

Favorite: Buffalo Bills by 7
Prediction: Buffalo Bills 30 – Indianapolis Colts 24
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Saturday 4:40pm
A healthy and focused Jared Goff and this game becomes interesting. L.A. can most certainly still win this game but Seattle has been a good playoff team and Pete Carroll will have his team ready.

 

Favorite: Seattle Seahawks by 4.5
Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 27 – Los Angeles Rams 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team – Saturday 8:15pm
Washington is going to make this game a LOT closer than many think. So close in fact, that Tampa Bay will feel very fortunate indeed to get out of this game still alive.

 

Favorite: Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 8
Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 – Washington Football Team 23
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans – Sunday 1:05pm
All Tennessee does is win playoff games and they’ll start here in what will turn into two fantastic ground games running with incessant reckless abandon.

 

Favorite: Baltimore Ravens by 3.5
Prediction: Tennessee Titans 30 – Baltimore Ravens 27
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints – Sunday 4:40pm
Congratulations to the Chicago Bears for making it to the 2020 playoffs, it’s too bad you had to leave so soon. New Orleans is just better in just about every phase of the game and that will show here in an easy opening win for the Saints.

 

Favorite: New Orleans Saints by 9.5
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 31 – Chicago Bears 20
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday 8:15pm
It’s Cleveland’s ground game vs. Ben Roethlisberger and his terrific group of receivers. While it’s great for Cleveland and the city to make it to the playoffs after a lot of frustration, Pittsburgh is just another issue entirely. Now, Pittsburgh has sputtered across the regular season finish line and if they continue to sputter, then this could very easily fall Cleveland’s way if Baker Mayfield limits his turnovers but most certainly, this game is Pittsburgh’s to lose.

 

Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 4
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – Cleveland Browns 21
Category Advantage
Rushing
Passing
Offense
Interceptions
Fumbles
Turnovers

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