By: Frank Hyden
The 2nd day of Super Wild Card Weekend delivered even more exciting games and a big upset. Let’s get to the rundown.
Baltimore Ravens beat Tennessee Titans 20-13
Lamar Jackson ran wild as he rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown and threw for 179 yards. The Ravens ran for 236 yards in total and held the Titans in check. Baltimore will travel to Buffalo Saturday night at 8:15pm EST in what should be a high-scoring affair.
New Orleans Saints beat Chicago Bears 21-9
This was a low-scoring defensive affair that could have played out much differently as the Bears could have tied the score at 7 each but Javon Wims dropped a perfectly thrown pass from Mitchell Trubisky in the endzone. The Saints took advantage of their opportunities, Drew Brees throwing 2 touchdowns and Alvin Kamara rushing for a touchdown. The Saints will host Tampa Bay Sunday evening at 6:40pm EST. This will be the third time these teams meet this season, with the Saints crushing the Bucs 38-3 the last time they met. It’s hard to beat a team 3 times in one season, though, so this game should be close.
Cleveland Browns beat Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37
The Steelers turned the ball over repeatedly in the first quarter, as the Browns jumped out to a 28-0 lead. Pittsburgh rallied and Ben Roethlisberger completed 47 passes in 68 attempts for 501 yards and 4 touchdowns, but also had 4 interceptions. Baker Mayfield threw 3 touchdowns and Kareem Hunt had 2 rushing touchdowns. The Browns will head to Kansas City Sunday afternoon at 3:05pm EST in what should also be a high-scoring affair. The Chiefs are obviously explosive but the Browns can really run the ball so this should be an exciting game.
The other game will be the Los Angeles Rams going to Green Bay to play the Packers Saturday afternoon at 4:35pm EST. The health of Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp are of paramount importance to the Rams but I imagine both will play. The Rams have a great defense and the Packers have a great offense but Davante Adams has been the best receiver in football (or at least one of the best) and Aaron Jones is always a threat and of course Aaron Rodgers is fantastic and will likely win the MVP. I give the Packers the edge, but this should be a lower-scoring affair that could flip on a turnover.
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