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NFL Wild Card predictions: Expert picks for all 6 playoff games

A look at who we’re taking this Wild Card weekend.

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The NFL playoffs kick off in just over 24 hours, and even though I’ve checked and re-checked 30 times, the Detroit Lions apparently will not be among the six Wild Card games this weekend. They must’ve gotten a bye, I guess.

For the first time in NFL history, there are three Wild Card teams per conference, which means there are six Wild Card games this weekend. A full day of NFL playoff football on both Saturday and Sunday is a beautiful thing.

And although there are some not-so-great looking games on this weekend’s docket—four of the six matchups currently have a line of six points or higher—I’m not going to complain about playoff football.

Our staff took a look at this weekend’s games and made their best predictions for what will happen in the opening week of the 2020-2021 NFL playoffs. As of now, there are only two games in which we have a full consensus on who will win. We all have the surging Bills taking down the Colts, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking down the NFC East winning Washington Football Team.

Here’s a look at all of our picks for Wild Card weekend.

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