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NFL Picks Wild Card Playoffs 2018: Predictions by Football Writers

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Predicting the winners of this week's NFL games.

Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Bleeding Green Nation writers picks are in for the Wild Card round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs! Each week we'll predict the winners of each and every NFL game. We'll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season.

The collective BGN Community finished in first place for the regular season. Now we’ll see how things go for everyone in the post-season as the games could be tougher to predict.

The Philadelphia Eagles are obviously off this week since they have a first-round bye. Their Divisional Round opponent will be revealed based on the outcome of this week’s games. If the Falcons beat the Rams, Philly will host Atlanta. If the Falcons lose, Philly will host the winner of the Saints-Panthers game.

Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. You can also vote for who you think will win the games. I’ll tally those results in a “BGN Community” column. Vote in the polls beneath the table. (Click here if you can’t see the polls.)

Let's get to this week's picks!

2018 NFL Wild Card Picks

BGN Picks BLG Benjamin Jonny Cody Alexis Tyler Sean BGN Readers
BGN Picks BLG Benjamin Jonny Cody Alexis Tyler Sean BGN Readers
Season Record 164-92 171-85 163-93 166-90 146-110 168-88 165-91 175-81
Week 17 Record 9-7 9-7 9-7 8-8 9-7 9-7 8-8 10-6
Titans at Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Vote
Falcons at Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Falcons Rams Falcons Vote
Bills at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Bills Jaguars Jaguars Vote
Panthers at Saints Saints Saints Saints Panthers Saints Panthers Saints Vote

VOTE

Vote for YOUR picks below. (Once again, click here if you can’t see the polls.)

Poll

Who will win: Titans or Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Titans
    (634 votes)
  • 79%
    Chiefs
    (2505 votes)
3139 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Falcons or Rams?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Falcons
    (1620 votes)
  • 48%
    Rams
    (1543 votes)
3163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Bills or Jaguars?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Bills
    (744 votes)
  • 76%
    Jaguars
    (2408 votes)
3152 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Panthers or Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Panthers
    (832 votes)
  • 73%
    Saints
    (2365 votes)
3197 votes total Vote Now