AFC Wild Card weekend features the Tennessee Titans at the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday and the Buffalo Bills at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Saturdays match up has the 5th ranked Alex Smith led Chiefs Offense looking to put points on the board against the 13th ranked Titans Defense. Not only can the Chiefs score through the air with pass to Receiver Tyreek Hill or dynamic Tight End Travis Kelce but they also line up the rushing leader Kareem Hunt. Hunt could have his work cut out for him though, the Titans Defense gave up an average of only 88.8 yards per game.
This looks like it will be a close game with the Chiefs pulling out a 27 – 24 victory and moving on to the Divisional Round.
Sundays match up has two similar Quarterbacks taking the field in Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles. Both are the underdog fighting to hold on to their job, a job that even with a playoff birth is still very unsure for both of them. Taylor brings an 89.2 Quarterback rating while Bortles carries an 84.7.
They also each field running backs with similar numbers in LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette. The edge in this game falls to the Jaguars due to their overall 2nd ranked Defense.
Tyrod Taylor is going to have to have a career game to get past the Jags. Look for a 20 – 7 Jaguars victory.