NFL Playoff 2019 : The 2019 NFL Playoffs are finally upon us and thankfully the New Orleans Saints are the top overall seed in this year’s playoff field. As the Saints and Who Dat Nation enjoy the week off and the rest that comes with it, eight teams will battle it out in the Wild Card round. Let’s take a look at this week’s Wild Card matchups and see which teams will be moving on to the Divisional Round next weekend.
NFL Playoff 2019 Live
Only 12 teams remain in the chase for the championship, but only two of them will make it through the 2019 NFL playoffs and into Super Bowl LIII. Everything has to start somewhere, and the playoffs begin this weekend with the Wild Card Round, which will feature four big games, two each from the AFC and NFC. In order to enjoy all the action, you’ll need to know the full TV schedule and knowing the betting odds won’t hurt either.
First up, let’s take a look at the NFC side of things where the defending Super Bowl champions were just happy to make it into the playoffs as a wild card.
The Eagles’ playoff outlook is very different from last year’s journey to the Super Bowl. The Eagles will need to win three games on the road to make it back to the title round.
The first test on Philadelphia’s long road to the Super Bowl will be the Chicago Bears, who actually helped the Eagles sneak into the playoffs with a win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The Soldier Field slugfest will determine whether or not the Eagles are truly contenders.
Here are picks and predictions from the NJ Advance Media NFL beat writers, plus a roundup of what the national pundits are saying about Sunday’s game:
Mike Kaye: Eagles Reporter, NJ Advance Media
The Eagles snuck into the playoffs with a heavy dose of momentum. While the Bears helped them with that quest, Chicago may have doomed itself in the long run. The Eagles are a dangerous squad that is coming together at the right time with Nick Foles under center. Riding the wave of their first three-game winning streak, the Eagles could pull off a major upset on Sunday.