Are you ready for some playoff football? The 2020 NFL playoffs were officially set after the Washington Football Team rallied on Sunday Night for a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington (7-9) is just the third team to win a division and fifth team overall to make the playoffs with a losing record. Washington is also the first team ever to reach the postseason after starting the year at 2-7.
With the NFL expanding the playoffs to seven teams in each conference, there will be an unprecedented six games on Wild Card Weekend. There will be three games on Saturday and three games on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) and the Green Bay Packers (13-3) earned opening weekend byes as the top seeds in the AFC and NFC, respectively. The Chiefs are the favorites to win Super Bowl LV, according to FanDuel Sports Book, with odds at +200. Meanwhile, the Packers come in with the second-best odds at +480.
The red-hot Buffalo Bills (13-3) will get things started by hosting the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. The Bills, who are playing their first playoff game in Buffalo since 1996, saw their Super Bowl Odds tumble from +1300 to +750 after earning a sixth-straight double-digit victory with a 56-26 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 17. The Colts (+4100), who fended of the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-14, are in the playoffs for the second time in three years thanks to the Dolphins’ loss.
The other Saturday’s games will see the Los Angeles Rams (+2900) tangle with the Seattle Seahawks (+1300) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1000) face Washington (+8500), which has the longest odds in the field to win the championship. The Rams and the Seahawks are facing each other for the second time in three weeks and third time this season.
While Saturday’s trio of games are intriguing they are just an appetizer for Sunday’s feast of games. The Baltimore Ravens (+1100) and AFC South champions Tennessee Titans (+2800) kick off Sunday’s set of games in Nashville. The Titans-Ravens game will be followed by the Chicago Bears (+8500) at the New Orleans Saints (+2900).
The Cleveland Browns (+4800) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (+2000) close the festivities out. The Browns, coming off a 24-22 victory over the Steelers on Sunday, are in the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Wildcard Weekend Betting Lines
No. 7 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at No. 2 Buffalo Bills (13-3), 1: 05 p.m. (CBS) Line: Bills: -6.5. Oveer/Under: 51.5. Money Line: Indianapolis +260; Buffalo-320.
No. 6 Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at No. 3 Seattle Seahawks (12-4), 4:40 p.m. (Fox). Line: Seahawks -4.5. Over/Under: 42.5. Money Line: Seattle -230; Los Angeles +190.
No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at No. 4 Washington Football Team (7-9), 8:15 p.m.(NBC). Line: Buccaneers – 8.5. Over/Under: 45.5. Money Line: Washington: +320; Tampa Bay -405.
No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at No. 4 Tennessee Titans (11-5), 1:05 p.m. (ABC/ESPN). Line: Ravens -3.5. Over/Under: 54.5. Money Line: Baltimore -194; Tennessee +164.
No. 7 Chicago Bears (8-8) at No. 2 New Orleans Saints (12-4), 4:40 p.m. (CBS). Line: Saints -9.5. Over/Under: 47.5. Money Line: Chicago +385; New Orleans – 500.
No 6 Cleveland Browns (11-5) at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4), 8:15 p.m. (NBC, Peacock).
Line: Steelers +4.5. Over/Under: 46.5. Money Line: Pittsburgh -230; Browns +190.