The second day of the NFL’s wild card weekend gets underway this afternoon with the final two games of the weekend, and while the Colts aren’t in the playoffs, there’s still plenty of football worth watching.
Here’s a look at the day’s games:
Miami Dolphins (10-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) - 1:05 p.m. ET, CBS
The Dolphins (6 seed) will travel to Pittsburgh to face the AFC North champion Steelers (3 seed) today, but it won’t be easy for the Dolphins. They’ll be playing with Matt Moore at quarterback, while on the flip side the Steelers have the best QB/RB/WR trio in the NFL. Le’Veon Bell has had a tremendous year, Antonio Brown is still arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, and Ben Roethlisberger is a Pro Bowler once again. For the Dolphins to muster enough fire-power with Moore under center to outscore the Steelers, it will take a lot. I’ll take Pittsburgh in this one.
Colts against these teams this year: 0-1
New York Giants (11-5) at Green Bay Packers (10-6) - 4:40 p.m. ET, FOX
Perhaps the best matchup of wild card weekend on paper, the Giants (5 seed) bring one of the NFL’s best defenses to Lambeau Field to face the NFC North champion Packers (4 seed). It’s a rematch of the classic 2007 NFC Championship game, and the Giants will be counting on ‘playoff Eli Manning’ showing up again to contribute to their cause. Aaron Rodgers is as good as any quarterback in the NFL, so the Giants will need Eli and the offense to put up some points - and count on their defense to slow down Rodgers and the Packers enough. This figures to be a very intriguing game and I could easily see it going either way, but I’ll take the Packers.
Colts against these teams this year: 1-0
Here’s your open thread to discuss the day’s NFL action.