The AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills will be maybe the most competitive playoff game this weekend.
Wild Card Playoff weekend has finally arrived, and the very first playoff game on the NFL schedule includes the host Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills with both teams having 10-6 overall records following successful regular seasons.
The Texans and the Bills both have two successful quarterbacks with the Texans have third-year quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Bills having second-year player Josh Allen on their side, but the teams have more than quality quarterbacks.
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On defense, the Bills have one of the very best cornerbacks on their side in Tre’davious White, who will be tasked with stopping fellow All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins on Saturday, as that will be the best matchup of the game to watch.
The offense of the Bills enters the Wild Card Playoffs as the 23rd-ranked scoring offense in averaging 19.6 points per game, 24th in yards per game (330.2), 26th in passing yards per game (201.8) and eighth in rushing yards (128.4).
Speaking of their rushing yards per game, the Bills have Frank Gore with 166 carries for 599 yards (two touchdowns) and Devin Singletary with 151 carries for 775 yards (two touchdowns). Singletary is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in 2019.
Both of these teams have been in the playoffs in the past three seasons, but for the Texans, they can’t afford to lose in the Wild Card round for a second straight year, especially like they did last season against the Indianapolis Colts.
Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and the rest of the Texans need to play at the level when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots earlier this season. If Houston does that, they will be a tough team to beat, and if they don’t, this could be a wild playoff game.
Next are “3 Bold Predictions” for the Texans vs. the Bills in the Wild Card Playoffs, which start on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. CT.