Game Thread: NFL Wildcard Weekend

There were a few surprises this 2015 Wildcard Playoff weekend. It was a a wild ride, we’ve collected the best moments from the four weekend games that wrap up this holiday season.

Our game thread features the best and worst moments of the playoff season.

Saturday, January 3
Sunday, January 4
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Check out all of our NFL Wildcard Weekend Playoff Picks. We went 2 for 4, not too bad all things considering we’re not “professional” handicappers:

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Cardinals vs Panthers: NFC Wildcard – Result: LOSS
Raven vs Steelers : AFC Wildcard – Result: LOSS

Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Lions vs Cowboys : NFC Wildcard – Result: WIN
Bengals vs Colts : AFC Wildcard  -Result: WIN

Cardinals vs. Panthers

Cam Newton ran and ran and ran and ran

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Ryan Lindley wasn’t up to the monumental task ahead of him.

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The Cardinals season was basically wiped out by injuries, for a moment there was a glimmer of hope

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The Panthers were running in, around and through the Cards defense

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Larry Fitzgerald should be in the Hall of Fame someday but he can’t win the entire game

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Pro tip to Cam Newton. You won’t get away with plays like this against the Seahawks next week

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Ravens vs. Steelers

Suggs was the bane of the Steelers universe, hell he even caught a ball between his legs and almost performed a decapitation…

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Suggs killed a guy today, I saw that

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There was some scrapping

And Steelers fans hate everything…

Even the real birds got in on the action…

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Big Ben ran but the Steelers couldn’t get it together

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Lions vs. Cowboys (Best Game of the Weekend)

Matt Stafford and the Lions looked amazing for the first half of the game

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Tony Romo and the Cowboys we determined to not go down easily

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Even Golden Tate got into the game

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There were a few big calls and Twitter is on fire with controversy

Mike Pereira calls it like he sees it. The referees should not have reversed that decision, it did cost the Lions the game

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For the record there is not a Lion in the entire state of Michigan as a Reddit User helpfully pointed out

Detroit Lions 2015 Playoffs

We also wished we had the answer to this question from woofers02 on Reddit

Cowboys 2015 Playoffs

And that was a wrap

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Noses were also picked

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Bengals vs. Colts

At first it looked like the Bengals were going to stay in the game, maybe Andy Dalton can up his 17.5 postseason QBR

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Andrew Luck levelled up and may hit God status someday really soon, throwing on the run hitting connecting with Donte Moncrief for the 36 yard TD qualifies him for this

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The Colts were hot, the Bengals were not

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There were moments of good (not great) ness

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…and the frustration spilled over…

What do you think?

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