NFL Wild Card Recap

There were six NFL games from January 15-17 apart of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend. The first game of the weekend was on Saturday and it was the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco. The game was not close and Seattle’s Geno Smith and DK Metcalf tried their best to win, but it was Brock Purdy and his four total touchdowns who led the 49ers to the win. Brock Purdy also won his sixth consecutive game.
The next game was also on Saturday and it was the Los Angeles Chargers playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville. The game started to look like a blowout win for the Los Angeles Chargers with them leading 27-0 with a little bit of time left before halftime. Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence had four interceptions in only the first half and three of them by Asante Samuel Jr. The Chargers were entering halftime with a 27-7 lead. Then entering the fourth quarter the Chargers were hanging onto their lead by a thread and they had a lead of 30-20. Then with three seconds remaining in the game, the Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Riley Patterson made a 36-yard field goal to win the game 31-30 knocking the Chargers out of the playoffs.
The first game on Sunday was the Miami Dolphins playing in Buffalo against the Bills. The game started with a 17-0 lead with Buffalo winning but the Dolphins were able to come back to tie the game at 17 entering halftime. Entering the fourth quarter the Miami Dolphins were losing 24-34, then Jeff Wilson scored a touchdown making the score 31-34 with Buffalo winning. But in the end, it was Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills who came out with the win to move on in the playoffs.
The next game on Sunday was the New York Giants playing in Minnesota against the Minnesota Vikings. Entering halftime the score was very close with a 17-14 lead for the Giants. At the start of the fourth quarter, the New York Giants had a 24-21 lead. In the end, the Giants were able to hold onto the lead and win 31-24.
The last game on Sunday was the Baltimore Ravens in Cincinnati playing against the Bengals. Going into halftime it was the Ravens with a 10-9 lead. The game was eventually tied at 17 going into the fourth quarter. Then with 11:54 remaining in the game Cincinnati’s Sam Hubbard recovered a fumble and took it in for a 98-yard touchdown. This play let the Bengals come out with a win and a trip to the Divisional Round.
The final game of the Wild Card round was the Dallas Cowboys playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Micah Parsons and the Dallas defense held one of the greatest playoff performers in Tom Brady to zero points in the first half and Dallas had an 18-0 lead entering halftime. Then going into the second half not much had changed and the Dallas Cowboys beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14. Also, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed 4 out of -5 extra points which is more than he missed the entire regular season. This also could have been Tom Brady’s final NFL game depending on whether he retires or not.
This was a wild Wild Card weekend and below is the schedule for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Kansas City Chiefs: 1:30 PM Sat. January 21
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles: 5:15 PM Sat. January 21
Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills: 12:00 PM Sun. January 22
TBD @ San Francisco 49ers: 3:30 PM Sun. January 22