The NFL Wildcard Weekend was eventful and exciting but not what fans were expecting as far as outcomes. One of the more popular upset takes was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Philadelphia Eagles. That one was spot on but an upset that almost no one was talking about as a possibility was the Green Bay Packers over the Dallas Cowboys.
The biggest upset of the year saw the Dallas Cowboys go home early in the playoffs after falling to the Packers, and it wasn’t even that close. The Packers offense was rolling under Jordan Love who has looked extremely good in the second half of the season. For Dallas it was their third season in a row winning 12 games in the regular season. It’s also their second Wildcard loss in those three years.
CJ Stroud showed he is the real deal and he dissected a top defense in Cleveland. Houston blew out the Browns in a home playoff game. Also on Saturday, the Chiefs ended the Dolphins’ standout season. The weather likely effected Miami negatively as the Chiefs looked just as fast as them all game.
The closest game of the weekend was the Rams and Lions. Jared Goff had a chance to take down the team that traded him and he did just that 24-23. Former Lion Matt Stafford was great in a loss with 367 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn’t enough.
There were two games on Monday. The Bills and Steelers game was moved to Monday due to weather and that may have actually helped Buffalo as their talent could shine in this one. Josh Allen was exceptional, especially on his 52-yard-touchdown run. To round it out, the Bucs took down the Eagles with ease. The Eagles have been in a downward spiral but Baker Mayfield deserves credit as he has been terrific for the Bucs down the stretch and in this win.
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