It’s Wildcard Weekend! And even though the Pittsburgh Steelers did not make the 2019 NFL postseason, there are still some other football games to be played. I know it’s just not the same without our beloved Steelers taking a field, but there are some interesting NFL matchups to watch this weekend. So which of the four games do you find the most intriguing? Is there one game you’re looking forward to seeing more than any other? Before making a decision, let’s take a look at the four matchups which will be featured on national television in Week 18.
Saturday at 4:35 PM on ESPN, ABC
The Buffalo Bills are appearing in only their second playoff game since the 1999 season. In 2017, the Bills fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 10-3. The last time the Bills have won a playoff game was when they hosted the Miami Dolphins on Wildcard Weekend of the 1995 season. As for the Texans, they return to the postseason after falling in the wildcard round to the Indianapolis Colts in 2018. In their franchise history, the Texans are 3-2 on Wildcard Weekend, all of which were games they played in Houston.
Saturday 8:15 PM on CBS
For the first time since the 2009 season, the New England Patriots are playing a game on Wildcard Weekend. With their loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, the Patriots fell to the third seed and now host to the Tennessee Titans who just last season defeated the Patriots 34–10. But the last time the Titans were in the postseason in 2017, after a wildcard win at Kansas City they fell in New England to the Patriots by three touchdowns.
Sunday at 1:05 PM on FOX
The New Orleans Saints have made the playoffs the last two seasons but have been knocked out in two of the most heartbreaking games of recent times. Last season the Saints were eliminated by the Los Angeles Rams on the non-pass interference penalty which created the rule change to where they are now reviewable. Their previous playoff loss was when they fell to the Minnesota Vikings on the improbable 61-yard touchdown play as time expired. With the rematch set for 1 PM on Sunday, it should be very interesting as these two teams square off in the postseason for the second time in three seasons.
Sunday at 4:40 PM on NBC
It’s the only matchup on wildcard weekend of two teams who faced off in the regular season in 2019. In Week 12, the Seattle Seahawks traveled to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 17-9. With both teams now dealing with a rash of injuries, it will be interesting to see this matchup of two teams who have never faced each other in the postseason.
So there are the four NFL playoff matchups on Wildcard Weekend. So which of these games will be the most interesting to watch over the course of the next two days? Make sure you vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments below.
Which of the four NFL playoff games this weekend are you most looking forward to watching?
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Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles