NFL Playoff Picture: Winners And Losers From Week 17Published December 31, 2018 by Sol FH
After a wild weekend of NFL action, we now know which teams are in the NFL playoffs. Wildcard games begin Jan. 5 at 21:35 GMT.
It was a clutch Week 17 for teams across the NFC and AFC, but only twelve teams have made it to the 2018/19 NFL postseason. Games on Sunday were as good as they come, the action was fierce, and now it's time to look ahead to the playoffs, beginning with the Wildcard games over the weekend. It all starts on Saturday Night between the Texans and the Colts.
NFL Wildcard Round
The first matchup is between the Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at 21:35 GMT. The Texans smashed the Jaguars 20-3 in a one-sided matchup where both Houstons' offense and defense were the shining stars. In their Wildcard game, the Texans are favored to beat the Colts with bet365 Sports posting odds of 1.74 for a Houston win. The Colts are back at 2.15, but they are hot and coming off a big win against the Titans 33-17, which clinched their spot in the playoff picture.
The next Wildcard game on Saturday Night features the Cowboys vs. Seahawks in what should be an incredible game, at 1:15 GMT. Both teams finished the season with identical records of 10-6 and are both coming off a two-game winning streak. The Seahawks scored a lot more points then the Cowboys did this year, but they were evenly matched on points against. At bet365 Sports, the Cowboys are favorites at 1.68, but the underdog in this one, the Seahawks would be the smart bet at 2.25.
The last two Wildcard games feature the Ravens vs. Chargers (Sunday at 18:05 GMT) and the Bears vs. Eagles (Sunday at 21:40 GMT). Punters should expect two of the best games in the Wildcard round with all four teams intent on making it to the next round of action. The Ravens are at 1.68 according to bet365 Sports, while the Chargers are at 2.25. The Bears are big favorites to beat the reigning Super Bowl Champions Eagles at 1.40 while the birds are at 3.05 at bet365 Sports.