The Woot and Wye Show – Wild Card Weekend Recap
After a holiday hiatus, we are back to review one of the most lopsided and underwhelming wildcard weekends of the past few decades. This weekend’s games had a total margin of victory of 76 points. That 19 point differential average is the highest of any Wild Card Weekend since 1981 and makes this opening round the most lopsided since expanding to four teams in 1990, per NFL Research.
Despite all four favourites winning comprehensively (which sets up an incredibly juicy divisional slate of games), there was still plenty of talking points from the action. Most of that circled around the Green Bay & New York Giants game, although Thomas Rawls loveable personality tried his best to overshadow that.
We marvel at Aaron Rodgers absolutely destroyed it for the fourth consecutive week and then we debate the skill to luck ratio in him pulling off Hail Mary throws like the one below. Rodgers over the past two seasons is 5 for 7 on passes of 40 yards or more in the last two minutes of a half. The rest of the league in that same scenario is 2 for 39.
Also on the podcast, we discuss Le’Veon Bell calling himself the Steph Curry of the NFL, the whole #BoatGate saga involving Odell Beckham Jr (mostly how ridiculous the whole thing is), Matt Moore’s toughness, Jack Del Rio’s decision to not turn to Matt McGloin and the Lions fail to reach the redzone once against the Seahawks.