From Aaron Rodgers producing yet another Hail Mary last season to Vontaze Burfict’s surreal hit on Antonio Brown in 2016, Wild Card Weekend produced some iconic moments in recent years. The journey to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy starts this weekend, as the Wild Card Round is upon us.
Since the NFL expanded to two wild card teams in the 1990 season, 11 teams playing on the opening weekend of the postseason have made it to the Super Bowl, and seven came out victorious. Of those, three were wild cards in the true sense, having failed to win their division; the Steelers in 2006, Giants in 2008, and Packers in 2011.
Can any of the teams who slipped into the playoffs this year crash the party on Super Bowl Sunday?
Our team of writers Alan Cole, David Howell, Sam Brown, Ste Hoare, and Tristan Fitzpatrick were put to the test with some questions about the four playoff matchups this weekend.