With the 2018-19 NFL playoffs finally upon us, we used Madden 19 to predict the winners of Wild Card weekend, starting with Saturday’s games.
The NFL’s Wild Card weekend kicks off today with a pair of intriguing Saturday matchups.
In the AFC, the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston where they will take on a Texans team that has been red-hot after a 0-3 start to the season. For the night game, we shift over to the NFC where Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks head to Jerry’s World and play America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Madden 19 has been surprisingly accurate in predicting the winners and losers of each week during the regular season; but, the playoffs are a completely different beast. Anything can happen in January, as evidenced by the last time two of these teams – the Cowboys and Seahawks – met in the playoffs all the way back in 2006.
In the AFC, we have an intriguing match-up between the Indianapolis Colts who, with the return of Andrew Luck under center, have returned to the playoffs. Still an incredibly young team, I don’t think anyone expected the Colts to be in the playoffs this season, but here they are about to face a very talented Houston Texans team, led by the surging Deshaun Watson and a dominant defense.
The NFC game will presumably be an even bigger defensive struggle. Both the Cowboys and Seahawks feature top-10 defenses and both teams have struggled with inconsistency on offense. Both teams are also carried by a physical run game, so which team’s defense will break first?