Under unprecedented circumstances, the 2020 NFL season took place amid a worldwide pandemic. While it was certainly a season like no other, the NFL and its teams should be commended for completing their full schedule.
Building on this success, the NFL playoffs are about to begin with Wild Card Weekend. There will be three games on Saturday and three on Sunday. Here, we give you three big predictions for Saturday’s slate of games.
Big Playoff Prediction #1 – The Colts Will Upset the Bills
The Buffalo Bills just might have the worst playoff legacy of any team in NFL history. This year, that legacy will continue as they waste a 13-3 season by losing in the first round of the playoffs. This upset will occur because of the superior Colts defense.
In addition, the Bills may be without Cole Beasley, their number two receiver. The Colts had the second-best run defense in the NFL this season and the eighth-best defense overall. Without Beasley, the Bills will struggle to spread the defense out, leading to an early exit.
Big Playoff Prediction #2 – The Rams Will Upset the Seahawks
The Los Angeles Rams will likely be without quarterback Jared Goff, who is recovering from thumb surgery. However, they will win this game on the backs of their defense. The Rams had the best defense in the NFL this year, and that will be what decides the game.
The key for the Rams will be to take care of the ball. If they do not turn the ball over, Seattle will be hard-pressed to put up big offensive numbers on this team. They split the season series with neither team scoring more than 23 points in any game. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have one of the poorest defenses in the league, and if it turns into a defensive game, they will not be able to compete with the Rams.
Big Playoff Prediction #3 – Tom Brady Will Throw for 300 Yards
Saying that Tampa Bay will defeat the Washington Football Team is not a big prediction as they are heavily favored to win. So our big prediction here is going to revolve around Tom Brady. Brady is back in the playoffs with the Buccaneers while his former team will be sitting on their couches watching him.
All season long, Brady has proved his critics wrong with his high level of play. Brady probably has more playoff game experience than everyone else on the field put together (minus Gronk), and he will use that experience to turn in a vintage Brady playoff performance.