It is becoming that the primary spherical of the playoffs is now generally known as Tremendous Wild-Card Weekend, as a result of issues obtained Tremendous Wild in the course of the first day of motion on Saturday. Though there have been solely three video games, there was loads of pleasure: We noticed one loopy end, one upset and one recreation that went nearly precisely as everybody anticipated.
The loopy recreation got here in Buffalo the place the Payments gained their first playoff recreation since 1995 with a 27-24 win over the Colts. The Payments obtained 324 passing yards and two touchdowns from Josh Allen, however that just about wasn’t sufficient because the Colts had the ball within the closing two minutes with an opportunity to win the sport with a landing or tie it with a discipline purpose. The sport wasn’t determined till a Hail Mary by Philip Rivers fell incomplete on the sport’s closing play.
In Seattle, the Rams pulled off the primary upset of the postseason with a 30-20 win over the Seahawks. The Rams misplaced beginning quarterback John Wolford to damage within the first quarter, however that did not appear to discourage their offense, which was led by Cam Akers, who totaled 176 yards within the win (131 rising, 45 receiving). The Rams protection additionally got here up massive with 5 sacks of Russell Wilson and a pick-six from Darious Williams. The loss was Russell Wilson’s first ever at residence within the playoffs.
The sport that went as anticipated was Tampa Bay’s win over Washington. Though the Soccer workforce stored issues shut, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have been in a position to escape with a 31-23 win.
This is a have a look at the complete playoff schedule as we head into the second day of Tremendous Wild-Card Weekend.
Tremendous Wild-Card Weekend
Saturday, January 9
(2) Payments 27-24 over (7) Colts: For the primary time in 25 years, the Buffalo Payments have gained a playoff recreation they usually did it in dramatic style. The Payments jumped out to a 24-10 lead after which held on for pricey life within the fourth quarter because the Colts rallied again. Josh Allen got here up large for Buffalo by accounting for 378 of the Payments’ 397 whole yards. Allen threw for 324 yards and a TD whereas additionally speeding for 54 yards and one other TD.
(6) Rams 30-20 over (3) Seahawks: We did not have to attend lengthy for the primary upset of the wild-card spherical and that is as a result of it occurred within the second recreation of the weekend. The Rams have been in a position to stun the favored Seahawks because of a protection that smothered Russell Wilson, holding him to 11 of 27 passing and sacking him 5 occasions. Offensively, Cam Akers carried the Rams with 131 yards and one landing.
(5) Buccaneers 31-23 over (4) Washington: His uniform may need modified, however Tom Brady’s means to dominate within the playoffs did not. The Buccaneers quarterback threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns within the Tampa Bay win.
Saturday, January 16 or Sunday, January 17
AFC Divisional Spherical: Ravens/Titans/Steelers at Payments
AFC Divisional Spherical: Browns/Ravens/Titans at Chiefs
NFC Divisional Spherical: Bears/Buccaneers/Rams at Packers
NFC Divisional Spherical: TBA vs. TBA
Observe: The NFL hasn’t but launched the schedule for the divisional spherical. If the Saints win on Sunday, the Rams will play at Inexperienced Bay and New Orleans will play Tampa Bay. If the Bears win on Sunday, the Rams will play the Buccaneers and the Bears will play the Packers.
Sunday, January 24
NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Tremendous Bowl LV
Sunday, February 7
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion in Tampa, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS)