Yesterday was, overall, pretty boring. The injuries the Oakland Raiders suffered over the last few weeks gutted their offense. And Detroit was just unable to mount any kind of credible threat to the Seattle defense last night.
Here’s hoping we at least get some more entertainment in today’s final pair of wild card games.
Here’s the duo:
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
1:05pm ET - CBS
The Dolphins are in the playoffs for just the second time since the 2002 season and they’re kicking things off (I’m sensing a theme here...) without the services of their starting QB Ryan Tannehill. The fifth-year vet sprained his knee in Week 14 and isn’t available today. That means Matt Moore will be at the helm, so expect a solid dose of RB Jay Ajayi who put up some monster numbers in spots this year.
On the other side, it’s a familiar postseason attendee in the Steelers with QB Ben Roethlisberger manning things. Pittsburgh is in their ninth postseason with Big Ben in what is now his 13th season.
Tough to see Miami slowing this offense down today.
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
4:40pm ET - FOX
This could be very, very, very fun.
QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham, Jr., headline a mercurial offense that struggled to run the ball effectively this season (I’m being nice).
Meanwhile, Green Bay ran off a six-game winning streak to close the season coming out of a four-game losing streak. They’re the hottest team in the NFC with Aaron Rodgers at QB. And they’re at home. In what will be a very, very, very Green Bay weathery day.
Eli and former Rams CB Janoris Jenkins are going to have to put on one hell of a show to pull off the road upset.