Which NFL Wild Card Team is Most Dangerous?

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Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) huddles with teammates in the tunnel prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The key to success in the NFL, particularly in the playoffs, is getting hot at the right time. It’s a fair assumption to say that the hottest teams are the ones who had to either sneak their way into the tournament with help or win out their last few games. Momentum is a powerful force, there’s no denying that. So which wild card team is this year’s 2010 Packers or 2007 Giants? Maybe not necessarily a team that could go all the way like those wild card teams did, but which team should the division winners be most afraid of?

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Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, NFL, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Wild Card

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  • Jordan

    People keep saying the chiefs don’t have a chance because of momentum or what have you but I see a rested group of starters, a team excited that the guys riding the bench went out there and beat a playoff team in San Diego, and they’re a focused tight knit group. The other reason is because of the game two weeks ago, to that I say the play calling was unusually bad and it makes me think we hid the play book on them.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The Chiefs and Niners.

  • arnie

    The Chargers. They have beaten every team in the AFC Playoffs except two. Nobody that has beaten the Chargers has got a win the second time.
    Bengals, Broncos, Patriots, Superbowl Champs.

    • Frank

      So, every team is 3. They have beaten 3 and lost to 2. Not quite as big a deal as the way you said it.

      • arnie

        Where do you get your facts from? I can tell you don’t what you’re talking about. Pay close attention, “IN THE AFC”, the teams you need to beat are the Playoff teams, because eventually those are the teams The Chargers will face. They have beaten 3 of the 5,The Chiefs have beaten no teams in AFC playoffs. Zero. The only playoff teams they have wins against are the Packers an Eagles, but that won’t matter in the “AFC”, since those teams are in the “NFC” and they will not play them unless they see either one in the Superbowl.
        So back to my point, IT IS A BIG DEAL, since the Charges are in the “AFC playoffs and have proven they can beat those teams. The bengals barely escaped SD with a win and held them to a season low of 17 points. The Charge know what they did wrong, they wont slip up again in Cincy.

        • Frank

          Yup, same facts. AFC has 5 other teams. You said every except two, which is factual but makes it sound like a lot more than they haven’t beaten, which is 2. And, since we are on the subject, SD beat the Chiefs second string based on a pair of badly missed calls. SD was gifted the playoffs. Lastly, basically every team that has ever won the SB was beaten in the regular season.

          • arnie

            No. The Chargers beat the Chiefs because they had more points than the Chiefs at the end of overtime. Everyone thinks the Charger starters wouldn’t be back-ups on other teams, so was it an even match or, should the other 8 teams they beat be embarrassed? At the end of the day The Chargers have been playin’ hurt all season. And no matter how much you try to down play, it is a bigger deal than you think.
            As the Chiefs have learned in Indy and the Chargers have moved on to play in Denver. Lastly, luck and bad calls are apart of the game. Make no mistake the Chargers didn’t get to were they are because they’ve been rollin’ the dice in Vegas. The Chargers worked their tails off to over come the odds, they have had there share of loses due to bad calls, but you don’t hear me making excuses an whining about.
            Wining is Wining.

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