New Orleans Saints: Predicting the NFC playoffs round-by-round
Wild Card round
This round is rather insignificant for the New Orleans Saints unless they lose in the final couple weeks. If they don’t, they will find themselves in the No. 1 or No. 2 seeds and free from having to play in the first round of the playoffs.
All the other teams, with the exception of Green Bay and maybe Seattle, will find themselves battling it out trying to continue their playoff dreams. As it stands right now, here are your wild card round games.
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No. 3 Seattle Seahawks vs. No. 6 Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings would be headed to Seattle to face the red-hot Seahawks. However, the Vikings have some steam of their own. Top 5 rusher Dalvin Cook leads the way with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen as they try to upset the No. 3 seeded Seahawks.
NFL MVP candidate Russell Wilson leads Seattle with Chris Carson and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks are strong candidates for a top seed should New Orleans or Green Bay lose. Whatever the case may be, this should be a showdown that could lead to a huge upset.
Seattle Seahawks 21 – Minnesota Vikings 17
No. 4 Dallas Cowboys vs. No. 5 San Francisco 49ers
The Dallas Cowboys are currently the worst team to be admitted into the NFC playoffs. They currently have a record of 7-7. They are going to get in (if they don’t lose) by winning their division. The Philadelphia Eagles are also 7-7 looking for that No. 4 seed.
The San Francisco 49ers are arguably the best team in the NFC. They have a top-five offense and a top-five defense; they are one of only a couple teams with both. They should light up the Cowboys or the Eagles headlined by Jimmy Garropolo and Richard Sherman.
San Francisco 49ers 35 – Dallas Cowboys 13