It took the entire 2021 NFL regular season schedule — it contained 272 games for the first time — to establish the 14-team playoff field. The playoffs are finally here, next month should be just as exciting considering how close most of these teams have been over the past four months.
The Super Bowl 56 Tournament (we also have predictions for that) kicks off with “Super Wild Card Weekend,” which will mark the belated returns of the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders, annual (Patriots-Bills) and classic (49ers-Cowboys) rivalries, the first postseason game Monday night in 33 years and – in all likelihood – the last shots for Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger, depending on how long the seventh-seeded Steelers will stay.
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It should be three “wild” days, especially since four of the matchups appear to be of the pick ’em variety.
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Super Bowl 56 Predictions
Jarrett Bell: Buccaneers def. Titans
Nat Davis: Packers def. Titans
Jori Epstein: Packers def. Chefs
Mike Freeman: Packers def. Chefs
Mike Jones: Packers def. Chefs
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz: Chiefs def. Buccaneers
Lorenzo Reyès: Packers def. Invoices
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