#7 Colts vs #2 Bills
The Colts probably could’ve avoided this if they didn’t blow a double digit lead against Pittsburgh in Week 16, but here they are against the Bills, the best AFC team taking the field this week with the Chiefs on a bye. That being said, this game will be closer than people think. Jonathan Taylor finished the season on fire, TY Hilton finally showed up, and they have a defense good enough to potentially limit Josh Allen. It still won’t be enough because of Philip Rivers. No matter how close this game is, he’s going to find a way to commit a horrendous turnover when it matters most, and the Bills will advance. The Allen-Diggs connection has been too good this season, and John Brown is finally back on the field to add to an already dynamic offense. The Colts might keep it close, but the Bills are taking home a win.
#6 Rams vs #3 Seahawks
The two teams split their meetings this year, with the Seahawks winning most recently 20-9 two weeks ago. The Rams quarterback situation is still shaky, Goff has been limited in practice by a hand injury and I’m sure they don’t want to start that accountant in a playoff game. Regardless of who starts, I think Seattle will win handily. They’re finally starting to get their defense together, and their offense is going to be able to outpace either an injured Goff or John Wolford. Seattle is going to win this one, potentially by a lot.
#5 Bucs vs #4 Football Team
Somehow the 7-9 Football Team has a home playoff game, but unfortunately for them, it’s against a pretty scary five seed. As much as Chase Young wants to get after Tom Brady, that video might end up being a really bad look. Tampa is rolling right now and Brady is throwing bombs left and right, Antonio Brown is beginning to come alive, and that’s just not really fair as the third receiver in an offense with Evans and Godwin. Mike Evans might not play this week, but even if he sits the Buccaneers have too many weapons to compensate, and this game could be over pretty quickly. There’s no way Alex Smith beats Tom Brady in a playoff game, especially with the supporting casts around both of them. Tom is coming in with a chip on his shoulder, and he’s going to look to dominate and potentially book a ticket to Green Bay.