Sunday, 10 January 2016

2015-16 NFL POST SEASON: WILD CARD ROUND



SATURDAY
STRAIGHT UP
vs SPREAD
KC v HOU
KC
HOU +3.5
PIT v CIN
PIT
PIT -3.0
SUNDAY


SEA v MIN
SEA
SEA -6.0
GB v WAS
GB
GB -0.5



WILD CARD 1
STRAIGHT UP
vs SPREAD
KC v HOU
KC
HOU +3.5
“THE LAST PLAY”
A 10-game win streak to close out the season has the Chiefs playing favourites on the road against one of the league’s top ranked home defences. The pressure will be on KC aerial attack tandem QB Smith & WR Maclin to produce offence in this matchup as the electrifying pass-catch play of HOU wideout Hopkins will not remain dormant forever (though Chiefs CB Peters may have something to say about that) and, if not careful, could sting the traveling Missourians to the tune of yet another early Post Season exit. 



WILD CARD 2
STRAIGHT UP
vs SPREAD
PIT v CIN
PIT
PIT -3.0
“THE LAST PLAY”
These heated Division rivals split their 2015-16 Regular Season series with both sides accounting for wins in one another’s house. Though the Jungle Cats sport a more balanced attack on both sides of the ball, experience is a factor that cannot be measured on paper and something Pittsburgh will need to rely on heavily if they are to emerge road victors in a matchup set to pit two of the league’s top-10 teams defensive clubs (with respect to points allowed) head-to-head.



WILD CARD 3
STRAIGHT UP
vs SPREAD
SEA v MIN
SEA
SEA -6.0
“THE LAST PLAY”
Battle cries will flood ears, horn-chapeaus will be out in full force and the Minny fanbase will be rocking at frosty TCF Bank Stadium this Sunday afternoon when the 2015-16 NFC North Division Champs square off versus perennial playoff entrant Seattle. Though the Vikes proved a formidable defensive foe to any opponent that dared toe their Twin Cities football field this season, the lone team to definitively buck that trend also happens to be the one coming to town. Fielding the best road defence in the NFL and facing an opponent whose stud RB is visibly limping (not to mention a pass attack that ranked dead last in the league), watch for the gulls to swoop in for the kill in this all-or-nothing contest.



WILD CARD 4
STRAIGHT UP
vs SPREAD
GB v WAS
GB
GB -0.5
“THE LAST PLAY”
The advantages held by the ‘Skins in this game are innumerable and undeniable – they not only bested the Packers in near every offensive & defensive category this season but also hold home field advantage in this matchup whilst riding a 4-game win streak to close out their 2015-16 campaign. Unfortunately for WAS, the one element the club lacks entering this contest is also the one proven time & time again the most crucial to NFL Post Season play  – playoff experience – something the Pack boast in spades and will all-but-assuredly be relying upon in this showdown. If GB QB Rodgers & Co. spy even the slightest of late-game windows for the win here, there will yet again be a lot of questions for the Washington front office this off-season.

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