(OPINION) Predicting the First Round of the 2020-2021 NFL Playoffs

The NFL playoffs start Saturday and conclude with the Super Bowl and February 7. (Photo Credit: Sporting News)

(COVINGTON, La.) — Super Wild-Card Weekend begins on January 6 with the most playoff games played in one round in NFL history.

Saints v. Bears: Drew Brees is likely to retire at the end of this season, according to reports, making the Saints desperate for a playoff run. However, the Bears’ offense has been putting up points lately with Mitchell Trubisky playing the best football of his career. Although they will be without Trey Hendrickson, the Saints will win 28-13.

Bills v. Colts: The Bills could be on upset alert because of the experience of Phillip Rivers. However, The Bills have too much firepower, and the Colts won’t be able to contain Josh Allen and the Diggs. The Bills win 42-31.

Seahawks v. Rams: The Seahawks defense has played well in the last couple of weeks, and the Rams defense is ranked highest in the league. However, the Seahawks separate themselves in this game with their electric weapons in Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks win a low scoring matchup 21-14.

Steelers v. Browns: The big news coming out of this contest is that the Browns will be without their head coach Kevin Stefanski. Though a big factor, it may not matter. The Steelers defense is just too good for the Browns to even have a chance in this game, and the Steelers have a good enough offense. The Steelers win 31-17.

Washington Football Team v. Buccaneers: Tom Brady is arguably the greatest playoff quarterback of all time. With three top receivers in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown, good tight end play, and a solid running game, the Washington Football Team will have their hands full. The Football Team will put up a fight, but ultimately the Buccaneers will win 48-38.

Titans v. Ravens: Lamar Jackson has given the Ravens’ offense an identity: running the ball. This 2019-2020 Divisional Round rematch is in the Ravens favor. The Titans’ defense just simply is not good enough, ranking fifth last in the league. Ravens get the win 34-17.

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