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Wild card weekend Saturday thread: It’s the new school versus the old school

Are you rooting for anybody today?

San Francisco 49ers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Playoff football is here. The Raiders and Bengals are underway as Joe Burrow, and Ja’Marr Chase led a Cincinnati team that many thought would struggle this season to 10 wins.

The Raiders have battled down the stretch and have to be running on fumes with their schedule as of late. Despite not having star tight end Darren Waller, Derek Carr has played well, who is back in the lineup.

Can the Bengals protect Burrow? All-Pro Maxx Crosby had an excellent season. Can the Raiders slow down the Bengals' high-flying offense? I’m not so sure. I like the Bengals to win by a touchdown.

Tonight, we have rookie Mac Jones against up-and-coming star Josh Allen. The Patriots are 4.5 point underdogs on the road against the Bills, with the total on the game set at 43 now. The forecast for tonight is expected to be in the single digits, with winds between 5-10 mph. It’s supposed to feel like -10 degrees.

With that said, I think we see a higher-scoring game relative to the total.