After 18 weeks, the NFL regular season finished on Sunday 9 with three franchises clinching the remaining spots on the playoffs: Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now let’s go for the best part of the season. The six games of the NFL Wild Cards will be on the weekend and Monday 17, starting with two matches on Saturday 15, three on Sunday 16, and the last one on the following day.
Take a look below in a resume from each challenge and the favorites:
Cincinnati Bengals (4) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (5)
Both finished the regular season with ten wins and seven losses. Better for the Bengals, that won the AFC North and will play the NFL Wild Card at home.
The Bengals are 5 – 4 in the season at Paul Brown Stadium, while the Raiders are 5 – 3 playing away. In the game between the teams on the regular season, Cincinnati won in Las Vegas by 32 – 13. The Bengals are the favorite for the Wild Card challenge, to defeat the rival by seven points or more, with -110 odds on Bovada.
Buffalo Bills (3) vs. New England Patriots (6)
In a challenge between two teams from the same division, Bills are the favorite to win by more than five points, with -110 odds.
Buffalo won the past four games from the regular season and is 6 – 3 at home, while New England is 6 – 2 on the road. Each won a match in the season, but the Patriots’ victory was in Buffalo by 14 – 10.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (7)
The second-best team from the season, with 13 wins and four losses, like Green Bay Packers, the Buccs are 7 – 1 at Raymond James Stadium, and the Eagles are 6 – 3 playing away. Last year, Tampa Bay faced and defeated Philadelphia by 28 – 22, and now they are the favorites for another win, by 10 or more, with -105 odds.
Dallas Cowboys (3) vs. San Francisco 49ers (6)
With a better record playing away than at home, the Cowboys are 5 – 3 at AT&T Stadium. On the other hand, San Francisco is 6 – 3 away. They didn’t play against in this regular season. On Bovada, Dallas has -120 odds for the win at least by four.
Kansas City Chiefs (2) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7)
In a challenge between the second-best team against the worst team to clinch a spot on the postseason in the AFC, the Chiefs have a great advantage, and on Bovada, they have -105 odds to win by 14 points or more.
Led by Mahomes, Kansas is 7 – 2 at home, while the Steelers are only 3 – 5 on the road. The Chiefs defeated the rival in the regular season by 36 – 10.
Los Angeles Rams (4) vs. Arizona Cardinals (5)
In a levelheaded game, the Rams have -115 odds to beat Arizona by five or more. Los Angeles is 5 – 3 at SoFi Stadium, while the Cardinals were the best team playing away from the regular season, with an incredible eight victories and only one loss. Each won a challenge in the season, but Arizona defeated the rival in LA by 37-20.