NFL Tremendous Wild Card Weekend Predictions: Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold make their picks for the primary spherical of the playoffs


The NFL playoffs are right here! And so it is time to make some predictions, with Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold battling it out as soon as extra as they make their sport picks for Tremendous Wild Card Weekend.

In addition to internet hosting Inside The Huddle on Sky Sports activities NFL each Tuesday at 9pm, Neil and Jeff launch a weekly audio version of ITH each Wednesday wherein they make their sport picks.

Neil emerged victorious (175-168) within the common season, regardless of Jeff consuming into his benefit with a two-game swing in his favour in Week 18 as he appropriately known as victories for the Cleveland Browns over the Cincinnati Bengals, and San Francisco 49ers over the Los Angeles Rams. Can Jeff proceed the feel-good issue as they make their sport picks for the opening spherical of the NFL playoffs?

2021 Prediction Outcomes

Neil Reynolds Jeff Reinebold
Week One 9 7
Week Two 13 12
Week Three 12 11
Week 4 8 9
Week 5 14 12
Week Six 9 9
Week Seven 9 7
Week Eight 6 6
Week 9 8 9
Week 10 6 6
Week 11 10 9
Week 12 9 9
Week 13 9 10
Week 14 12 12
Week 15 11 11
Week 16 10 8
Week 17 12 11
Week 18 8 10
Whole Factors 175 168

Click on on the hyperlink beneath to take heed to this week’s ITH podcast, and browse on to see Neil and Jeff’s Tremendous Wild Card Weekend predictions…

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Inside The Huddle's Neil Reynolds, Jeff Reinebold and Brian Baldinger pick their NFL playoff bracket winners all the way to Super Bowl LVI as they play the Super Bowl Challenge

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Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals

Saturday, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 9.30pm

Ja'Marr Chase broke Chad Ochocinco's single-season receiving yardage record for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 18

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Ja’Marr Chase broke Chad Ochocinco’s single-season receiving yardage file for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 18

Ja’Marr Chase broke Chad Ochocinco’s single-season receiving yardage file for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 18

NEIL PICKS: Bengals

“These two groups met in Vegas in Week 11 and the Bengals received handily, 32-13.

“That is going to return right down to what goes on within the trenches – does Joe Burrow have time to throw towards Maxx Crosby and that Raiders cross rush? If he does, then Cincy have an excessive amount of for them.

“I am selecting the Bengals at dwelling. I actually just like the look of this staff, they’re star-studded on offense.”

JEFF PICKS: Bengals

“Any person on the Raiders goes to should cowl Ja’Marr Chase and that bunch of receivers they have on the Bengals. And I do not see anyone in that Raiders secondary who can do it.

“I believe Burrow may gentle it up on this sport. I am taking Cincinnati.”

New England Patriots @ Buffalo Payments

Saturday evening, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 1.15am (Sunday)

Watch the best of the action from the clash between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills in Week 13 of the NFL season

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Watch the very best of the motion from the conflict between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Payments in Week 13 of the NFL season

Watch the very best of the motion from the conflict between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Payments in Week 13 of the NFL season

NEIL PICKS: Payments

“These AFC East rivals meet for the third time this season. The Patriots received 14-10 in Buffalo, whereas making an attempt simply three passes! However the Payments received the return leg in New England 33-21, with Jos Allen enjoying rather well.

“Buffalo are so flaky, they fear me, however there have additionally been chinks in New England’s armour down the stretch – they’ve misplaced three of their final 4 – and I simply really feel like Buffalo have an excessive amount of firepower, so I am backing them to win this one.”

JEFF PICKS: Payments

“I will take Buffalo for a similar motive. An excessive amount of firepower, they’re beginning to get their run sport going and their receivers are getting wholesome too.”

Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 6pm

Can Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers run it back and secure back-to-back Super Bowl titles?

Can Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers run it again and safe back-to-back Tremendous Bowl titles?

NEIL PICKS: Buccaneers

“The run sport is Philadelphia’s method – with Jalen Hurts an enormous a part of that – they usually’ll look to play keep-away towards Tom Brady and the Bucs, who’re banged up. Even so, Tampa can nonetheless go on these scoring flurries the place they abruptly put up 35-40 factors.

“It needs to be the Bucs at dwelling. The Eagles are a pleasant story, however they’re 0-7 towards groups with a successful file this season.”

JEFF PICKS: Buccaneers

“I agree. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has performed a extremely good job, in a troublesome scenario, however they are going up towards a extremely good protection in Tampa Bay.”

San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 9.30pm

Ambry Thomas made the pivotal interception to ensure the San Francisco 49ers booked their place in the playoffs with a dramatic 27-24 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams

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Ambry Thomas made the pivotal interception to make sure the San Francisco 49ers booked their place within the playoffs with a dramatic 27-24 time beyond regulation victory over the Los Angeles Rams

Ambry Thomas made the pivotal interception to make sure the San Francisco 49ers booked their place within the playoffs with a dramatic 27-24 time beyond regulation victory over the Los Angeles Rams

NEIL PICKS: 49ers

“Dallas are a powerhouse offensively, they usually’re at dwelling. However, on this craziest of NFL seasons, absolutely the favourites can’t win each considered one of these playoff video games?

“And the 49ers can dial up some creativity on offense, they’re bodily too in the way in which run the soccer, and so I am backing San Francisco to win on the street.”

JEFF PICKS: Cowboys

“Right here is the place I will differ from you. This sport is shut sufficient that I am joyful to experience with Dallas and never really feel like I am simply throwing darts on the wall.

“I believe that is going to be an incredible battle to look at between 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Listed here are two guys who know one another rather well, they labored collectively in Atlanta with the Falcons.

“I believe the decisive issue goes to be quarterback play and, in the event you ask me, which of those two quarterbacks in a pressurised scenario can ship, I will take Dak Prescott over Jimmy Garoppolo.”

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Sunday evening, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 1.15am (Monday)

Highlights from the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in their previous meeting in Week 16

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Highlights from the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs win over the Pittsburgh Steelers of their earlier assembly in Week 16

Highlights from the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs win over the Pittsburgh Steelers of their earlier assembly in Week 16

NEIL PICKS: Chiefs

“The Steelers are a pleasant story, sneaking into the playoffs – however I do not assume they make any noise now they’re right here. They misplaced to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Boxing Day 36-10! And Kansas Metropolis may, conceivably, have scored 50 plus within the sport; it was one of the crucial abject performances I’ve ever seen from the Steelers below head coach Mike Tomlin.

JEFF PICKS: Chiefs

“Pittsburgh do not have sufficient of their secondary to deal with the entire Chiefs’ weapons.

“What an important story it could be if someway Ben Roethlisberger turned Benjamin Button on this one. However I believe the one noise that the Steelers are going to make on this sport is the one you make once you get your butt kicked.

Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams

Monday evening, stay on Sky Sports activities NFL, 1.15am (Tuesday)

Will we see some Kyler Murray magic to help the Arizona Cardinals progress to the next round of the NFL playoffs?

Will we see some Kyler Murray magic to assist the Arizona Cardinals progress to the subsequent spherical of the NFL playoffs?

NEIL PICKS: Rams

“Arizona received in Los Angeles 37-20 in Week 4 – the Cardinals are literally 8-1 on the street this 12 months, so this may not section them – however the Rams received the return leg in Arizona 30-23 in mid-December.

“The Rams are coming off that Week 18 loss to San Francisco, however the Playing cards have misplaced 4 of their final 5, occurring a slide on the worst attainable time.

“I believe we’ll see some moments of Kyler Murray magic on this one, however I believe the Rams will in the end have an excessive amount of for an out-of-form Arizona.”

JEFF PICKS: Cardinals

“If the Rams do not go to the Tremendous Bowl, everybody goes to level to their quarterback, Matthew Stafford, and say he threw too many interceptions. However when will anyone name out their defensive coordinator Raheem Morris?

“That is an elite group of athletes on protection; Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, Von Miller. However that protection has given up 30 and 23 within the two video games towards the Cardinals this 12 months, and gave up a 17-point lead final week to a division rival.

“I will take Arizona to win this one.”

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