Jared's liking the Saturday NFL wild card chalk: Colts vs Bills, Rams vs Seahawks, Football Team vs Bucs
After 10 months of staying home, the start of three days of football when you may want to stay home.
BUFFALO (-6.5) Colts (51.5)
Jared’s Pick: Bills
Breakout Player: WR Stefon Diggs
Josh Allen and the Bills have been torching teams this season. After scoring 56 points against an above average Dolphins team last week, it’s hard to believe they will go down against a solid Colts squad. Indianapolis has a top-ranked defense, but it won't stop Allen, Diggs, etc. This game has Buffalo written all over it.
SEAHAWKS (-3.5) Rams (42.5)
Jared’s Pick: Seahawks
Breakout Player: WR DK Metcalf
Seattle is a better team than the Rams, and most importantly didn’t lose to the Jets. Also, the Rams aren’t positive Jared Goff will be 100%. If Goff doesn’t play, the Rams are going to have to rely on their defense, which is a lot to ask against Russell Wilson. With or without Goff, Seattle should cover.
Buccaneers (-8) FOOTBALL TEAM (45)
Jared’s Pick: Buccaneers
Breakout Player: WR Chris Godwin
Yes, Washington made the playoffs, but they clearly don’t belong. Their defense has definitely proven they can be top tier next season, but their quarterback issue doesn’t make me feel confident in them scoring points against Tampa Bay especially with Alex Smith not 100%. Washington's only chance is if its front can put crazy pocket pressure on Tom Brady, and have the greatest playoff quarterback of all time, in duck-and-cover mode. I don't think they can. Saturday won’t be pretty for Washington.
Jared Hackmyer is the founder of GOATNYG on Instagram.