The NFL regular season is over, especially for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the NFL isn't done yet: the playoffs are about to start. And that means FanDuel is going to keep going too -- sign up here for this weekend's SB Naton FanDuel league.
Wild Card Weekend is up first, with the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Carolina Panthers tomorrow, after which the Baltimore Ravens will head up to Pittsburgh for their third clash of the season.
On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals face the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, while the Detroit Lions will take on the Dallas Cowboys in Texas on Sunday afternoon.
I'm rooting for the Carolina Panthers to win it all, though. Yeah, sure, they're division rivals. But I'd just like to see a 7-8-1 team go on to win the Super Bowl, just to piss off everyone else. That means they have to beat the Arizona Cardinals, and that's fairly doable. They're starting Ryan Lindley at quarterback after losing both Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton to injuries. They've been very good on defense, but they've also had to win very close games all year long, and that luck is going to run out at some point.
That game's likely not going to great, though. It should be competitive, but high-quality football? The Panthers haven't been great, and the Cardinals is a dumpster fire with all of those injuries. The best game of the weekend may be Lions at Cowboys -- two high-powered offenses, a very good defense for Detroit and a..mediocre one for the Cowboys, but one that's done enough to win them a lot of games. Can Romo hold up, or will he choke again?
Editor's Note: FanDuel is hosting a $1,000 fantasy football league for SBNation for the Wildcard round. It's $5 to join and first place wins $100. League starts Saturday 4:30 PM ET. Here's the link.