The wildcard round of the NFL Playoffs concludes on Sunday night with the final two matches. At the end of the evening we will know the line up for the divisional round of fixtures next weekend. We had two excellent matches on Saturday night and there is the potential for more of that on Sunday.
Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars
The two surprise packages of the playoffs meet in the one match in the AFC on Sunday night when the AFC South winners Jacksonville Jaguars host the Buffalo Bills who had to rely on other results last week to make it into the postseason for the first time since the turn of the century.
Credit to the Bills for making it this far but their record against the better sides they have faced this season is a little on the poor side while their away form isn’t great either so I’ve got to think they are ripe for being picked off here. As long as the Jaguars haven’t been affected by back to back defeats where motivation was on the low side then with their high class defence and running power they can cruise through to a trip to Pittsburgh next week.
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
Two divisional rivals meet in the final match of the weekend as the Carolina Panthers head to the New Orleans Saints with a trip to Minnesota the reward for the winners.
These two teams have been great to watch this season and of all the matches this week this is the one I had down as a potential high scorer and that is how I expect it to play out. Both sides have plenty of running options which is the one concern but when they fall behind and need to put quick drives together through the air they can both do that as well.
Both offenses are eye catching and while you have to respect both defences this could turn into a bit of a shootout so with that in mind I’m happy to be on over 47.5pts in this one.
Back Jacksonville Jaguars (-8) to beat Buffalo Bills for a 4/10 stake at 1.91 with William Hill
WON – Back Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – Over 47.5pts for a 4/10 stake at 1.91 with Betfair
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