After back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks will have to settle for the last Wild Card berth in the NFC this year. But after finishing the season on a 6-1 SU and ATS tear, the Seahawks are near the top of the Super Bowl 50 odds list at +475. That makes Seattle the strongest contender by far of the eight teams playing in the Wild Card round this weekend.


Kansas City at Houston (4:35 PM ET)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (8:15 PM ET)

The Seahawks may have the shortest Super Bowl odds of the eight Wild Card clubs, but it's the Chiefs (11-5 SU, 8-8 ATS) who go into the playoffs as the hottest team after winning their last 10 games at 7-3 ATS. Kansas City is a 3.5-point road favourite at press time. The Texans (9-7 SU and ATS) won the AFC South by going 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine games. The Chiefs opened the 2015 campaign by beating Houston 27-20 as 1-point road favourites.

There are no odds yet for Saturday's nightcap between the Steelers (10-6 SU, 9-6-1 ATS) and the Bengals (12-4 SU and ATS). It's believed AJ McCarron will start at quarterback for Cincinnati, although there's a chance Andy Dalton could be ready for Saturday after having the cast removed from his broken thumb. Dalton and the Bengals won their first meeting with the Steelers in Week 8, but Pittsburgh got its revenge on McCarron in Week 14.


Seattle at Minnesota (1:05 PM ET, NBC)
Green Bay at Washington (4:40 PM ET, FOX)

Maybe the Vikings (11-5 SU, 13-3 ATS) will regret winning the NFC North title by beating the Packers (10-6 SU, 9-7 ATS) in Week 17. Minnesota gets a home game out of the deal, but it's against the Seahawks (10-6 SU, 8-7-1 ATS), who expect to start Marshawn Lynch at running back. In Week 13, the 'Hawks destroyed the Vikes 38-7 as 2-point road favourites. Seattle is a 6-point road chalk at press time.

Green Bay will have the “luxury” of hitting the road to play Washington (9-7 SU and ATS), but it won't be a gimme after the home side won each of its last four games SU and ATS. The Packers are 1-point road dogs for this matchup; they closed out the regular season by dropping back-to-back games SU and ATS, and top cornerback Sam Shields could miss his fourth straight game with a concussion. This will be the first time these two teams have met since 2013, when the Packers beat Robert Griffin III and Washington (+9 away) 38-20.


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*Odds as of January 5, 2016