The NFL postseason is here and we four games on tap to choose from this weekend. The Buffalo Bills are one of the best teams in the NFL and they came in second in the AFC East, so they took that No. 5 Wild Card spot and will head over to crash helmets with the AFC South winners, the Houston Texans. The Tennessee Titans made an epic late-season run with Ryan Tannehill under center and beat the Texans in Week 17 to out-do the Steelers and snag the No.
They head up to Foxboro to try and keep their fantastic run alive against a tough Patriots team with more collective playoff experience than anyone else. Over in the NFC, we have the Philadelphia Eagles, who edged the Cowboys out for the best team of the worst division in the NFL. They’ll host the Seahawks, who lost an incredible game to the San Francisco 49ers to get relegated from the No. 1 spot in the NFC West to the top Wild Card berth in the NFC.
The reasoning behind this is because the Bills are the Lowest scoring team to enter the post-season. So, one fluke touchdown by the Houston Texans and this game could go either way. They average just 19.63 per game as but people forget that their defense is stellar and they play better on the road on both sides of the ball. The Texans are mediocre at home and have really only been successful against sub-par teams.
Deshaun Watson has had some major issues over the last few games. 8 in the league on the road in stopping the rush and will be actively working to stop a Carlos Hyde-led, No. 12 Houston ground attack. They are also very good at getting pressure on QBs and will won’t make it easy on Deshaun Watson or allow him to take over and change the momentum of the game with his feet.
When we consider the fact that the Bills have already come to Texas and won in an extremely hostile environment once already this season and have an 8.87-point defensive advantage, they should be the ones listed as favorites. But instead, the Bill are three-point underdogs and by all means, they should be six-point favorites. The Buffalo Bills have a great chance to head into Houston as underdogs and get a big upset win in the first round of the playoffs, making this Saturday AFC affair the game of the weekend.