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Wild Card Weekend Preview | You Pod to Win the Game

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  • Frank Schwab
    American football player (1898-1965)

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab quickly take you through all six games in the upcoming Wild Card Weekend. They have a few games they are very excited about (49ers at Cowboys) and a couple they think could be very one-sided. Hear the full conversation on the You Pod to Win the Game podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.

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CHARLES ROBINSON: I'm going to carry you through these. Just give me a real quick thought on these games. So the Saturday early game, Las Vegas at Cincinnati.

FRANK SCHWAB: Probably the best early Saturday game we've had. And, at this point, how can I count out the Raiders? Like, I mean--

CHARLES ROBINSON: Right.

FRANK SCHWAB: --they just keep getting it done.

CHARLES ROBINSON: I agree. That's another-- this game to me, I'm like-- this feels like a supercharged team at this point. I'm really liking how competitive that game should be.

Saturday late game, New England Patriots at the Buffalo--

FRANK SCHWAB: Hoo--

CHARLES ROBINSON: --Bills.

FRANK SCHWAB: --wee. What a--

CHARLES ROBINSON: That's a--

FRANK SCHWAB: That's awesome.

CHARLES ROBINSON: That's a lot of Buffalo games late in the slate for New England and Buffalo.

FRANK SCHWAB: Yeah. Yeah. Hopefully not 50-mile-an-hour winds this time and we see a real tiebreaker here after they split the season series.

CHARLES ROBINSON: Phenomenal game though, right?

FRANK SCHWAB: Yeah.

CHARLES ROBINSON: Phenomenal game.

FRANK SCHWAB: Absolutely phenomenal.

CHARLES ROBINSON: Sunday early game, Philadelphia at Tampa Bay. Interesting game. And I find it to be more interesting because of the fact that Tampa Bay-- I don't know. I don't know if we've seen the reverberations yet of the Antonio Brown stuff settle and really know what the offense is going to look like and all these different things. So I-- it's an interesting game to me.

FRANK SCHWAB: I think this is where the Eagles turn into a pumpkin. But we'll say, hey, they've been proving me wrong for a few weeks now.

CHARLES ROBINSON: OK. The Sunday midday game, San Francisco at Dallas, which is, I mean--

FRANK SCHWAB: This is a good one, man.

CHARLES ROBINSON: It's the brand--

FRANK SCHWAB: This is a real--

CHARLES ROBINSON: This is the brand game.

FRANK SCHWAB: Yeah. How many times are we going to see the catch this week? I mean, what a great-- I think this is going to be maybe the most competitive game of Wild Card Weekend. And I think the 49ers are alive here. I think they could win.

CHARLES ROBINSON: It's the most branded game of-- I mean--

FRANK SCHWAB: Easily.

CHARLES ROBINSON: --there are few other match-ups you could get in the playoffs that have more clips, more playoff run-ins, you know, more historical value. It does not surprise me at all that this is the Sunday midday game.

The Sunday late game, a little interesting, Pittsburgh at Kansas City. I don't know why you would not make the primetime game Dallas-San Francisco. Like, I mean, I-- I don't know. I don't know what the thought process is there.

Pittsburgh-Kansas City, you know, I'd be-- I mean, do we expect this to be super competitive? Like no offense to Pittsburgh, OK, but you've squeaked in. Maybe this gives you renewed life. But I have to feel like if you're Kansas City, you're like, OK, that's-- we're totally good. [INAUDIBLE] Pittsburgh--

FRANK SCHWAB: Yeah.

CHARLES ROBINSON: [INAUDIBLE]

FRANK SCHWAB: This is the best match-up they could have got. I assume it's network stuff, you know, that FOX wouldn't give up San Francisco-Dallas because it had to be an AFC game in this one.

But this-- yeah, of all the primetime games-- I know Mahomes has value here, but I don't-- I don't-- look, anything could happen, but I don't expect the Steelers to be very competitive here.

CHARLES ROBINSON: The Monday late game, the primetime Monday night game, Arizona at the Los Angeles Rams, another one of these division games where you're like, OK, here we go. We're going to run it back one more time. I don't know how to feel about this game, because, honestly, I don't know what I think about the Rams at this point.

FRANK SCHWAB: I don't know what I think about the Cardinals, so there you go.

CHARLES ROBINSON: Right?

FRANK SCHWAB: How could you-- that's what makes this game so interesting, because the Cardinals are like, wow, they're done. They've lost three in a row. Oh, my God, they're back. They beat the Cowboys. Oh, you dropped a game that could have won you the NFC West against the Seahawks. OK. You tell me what comes next in this equation.