New York Giants upset Minnesota Vikings
The New York Giants have exceeded expectations this season as no one thought they would be a playoff team in Brian Daboll’s first year. New York has experienced peaks and valleys in their season, but the ability to run the ball, limit turnovers, and play good defense is a recipe for success. Daboll has taken Daniel Jones under his wing and understands how to put the Giants signal caller in position to succeed. Jones has 15 touchdown passes, seven rushing touchdowns, and five interceptions. New York has put an emphasis on playing complimentary football, which makes the majority of their games competitive. Saquan Barley and the Giants offensive line will be the deciding factor in this game. New York needs to limit Minnesota’s possessions to control the clock and keep the leading wide receiver in Justin Jefferson off the field. The Vikings will lose a close contest against the Giants as two inexperienced playoff teams clash in the Wild Card round.
Tom Brady will have three TD passes
Jerry Jones’ team has struggled with inconsistent play throughout the season. In Week 18, Dallas lost by a good margin against the Washington Commanders. The Cowboys lack experience with playoff success, so expect for there to be crucial mistakes made by Dallas. Tampa Bay’s season has been average at best, but the playoffs is an entirely different season. Tom Brady has been the best football player in NFL history during the playoffs. Brady is 35-12 in the postseason with seven Lombardi trophies. Fans should expect the Buccaneers signal caller to play lights out against an elite Dallas defense. Tampa Bay had high expectations this season due to their talented roster that they have not lived up to, but that all changes on Monday. Brady has 86 touchdowns to just 35 interceptions in his playoff career. I expect number 12 to be around 90 touchdowns at the conclusion of their game against the Cowboys.