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NFL Super Wild Card preview and predictions

The Chiefs have their bye week, but we’re still picking all of this weekend’s games.

Indianapolis Colts v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The playoffs are here!

Since it now includes six games — rather than the four that have been played during the opening round ever since 1978 — the NFL is calling it the Super Wild Card Weekend.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers — the top seeds in each conference — will be sitting it out. Each will play their conference’s lowest surviving seed in their Divisional round games during the weekend of January 16-17.

It kicks off at 12:05 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Saturday, when the AFC’s Buffalo Bills (13-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) on CBS (locally on KCTV/5). Then FOX (WDAF/4) will have the first NFC game at 3:40 p.m., with the Los Angeles Rams (10-6) on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (12-4). After that, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) will be in the nation’s capital to play the Washington Football Team (7-9) at 7:15 p.m. on NBC (KSHB/41).

Sunday’s slate starts with the Tennessee Titans (11-5) hosting the Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at 12:05 p.m. on ESPN (KMBC/9). Then the Chicago Bears (8-8) are in the Big Easy to face the New Orleans Saints (12-4) at 3:40 p.m. on CBS (KCTV/5). The Wild Card round concludes at 7:15 p.m. with the Cleveland Browns (11-5) on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) on NBC (KSHB/41).

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 171-83-2

Poll

Who wins Colts (11-5) at Bills (13-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Colts
    (392 votes)
  • 72%
    Bills
    (1016 votes)
1408 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins Rams (10-6) at Seahawks (12-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Rams
    (269 votes)
  • 80%
    Seahawks
    (1090 votes)
1359 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins Buccaneers (11-5) at Washington (7-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Buccaneers
    (866 votes)
  • 36%
    Washington
    (498 votes)
1364 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins Ravens (11-5) at Titans (11-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Ravens
    (507 votes)
  • 63%
    Titans
    (872 votes)
1379 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins Bears (8-8) at Saints (12-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Bears
    (134 votes)
  • 90%
    Saints
    (1215 votes)
1349 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins Browns (11-5) at Steelers (12-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Browns
    (714 votes)
  • 47%
    Steelers
    (658 votes)
1372 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 14-2-0
Week 3 picks 11-4-1
Week 4 picks 10-5-0
Week 5 picks 9-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-5-0
Week 7 picks 11-3-0
Week 8 picks 7-7-0
Week 9 picks 10-4-0
Week 10 picks 8-5-1
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Week 12 picks 11-5-0
Week 13 picks 9-6-0
Week 14 picks 11-5-0
Week 15 picks 10-6-0
Week 16 picks 10-6-0
Week 17 picks 13-3-0
Total 171-83-2