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NFL Wild Card Predictions

It’s the eve of the NFL Playoffs, so here are some predictions to get you ready for the big games.

CHIEFS AT COLTS (Sat., 1:35 p.m. PT, NBC)
The Chiefs lost to the Colts 23 to 7 in week 16. But, this game will be different. It’s tough to beat the same team twice in a season. Jamaal Charles is sure to have a monster game and the Chiefs defense is going to step up. Andrew Luck is going to miss having Reggie Wayne in this big playoff game. The Colts run game is going to struggle and the Chiefs will put the pressure on Luck early and often.
Chiefs 24 Colts21
GAME MVP: Jamaal Charles

SAINTS AT EAGLES (Sat., 5:10 p.m. PT, NBC)
This should be a fun game to watch. Two high powered offenses will be going at each other all game. The Saints have struggled on the road this year and this game will be no exception. The Eagles are hot and have had great success with Nick Foles as their quarterback. LeSean McCoy won the rushing title and will continue to run with success. This will be a high scoring game, but the Eagles will pull this one off.
Eagles 33 Saints 24
GAME MVP: LeSean McCoy

CHARGERS AT BENGALS (Sun., 10:05 a.m. PT, CBS)
The Chargers barely squeezed into the playoffs, but they won the games that mattered. They have a fiery quarterback in Philip Rivers who knows how to win and a star rookie wide receiver in Keenan Allen who continues to make plays. The Bengals have played very well this season, but Andy Dalton has been inconsistent. Philip Rivers will make more big plays than Andy Dalton and that will be the difference in this game.
Chargers 21 Bengals 10
GAME MVP: Philip Rivers

49ERS AT PACKERS (Sun., 1:40 p.m. PT, FOX)
This is the most anticipated game this weekend. The 49ers are travelling to chilly Lambeau Field. The cold weather gives the Packers an advantage. The Packers also have their franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing and he’s ready to go. Green Bay lost to the Niners last year in the playoffs. In fact, they got embarrassed. And this year they lost to the 49ers in the regular season. The Packers won’t let the 49ers beat them up again and Green Bay’s defense will step up for this game and make enough plays to slow down Kaepernick.
Packers 28 49ers 24
GAME MVP: Aaron Rodgers

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