NFL Wild Card Weekend: 5 Things to Watch in Saturday's Games

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NFL Wild Card Weekend: 5 Things to Watch in Saturday's Games
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After 17 weeks, the NFL playoffs are finally upon us. Dubbed Wild Card Weekend, the first round always provides interesting matchups and some surprising results. This year should be no different.

It all kicks off on Saturday with a pair of games that both include interesting storylines. The Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers are home favorites, but face difficult tests.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings don't want to hear anything about favorites. Both teams are confident that they have what it takes to stage upsets.

The Texans enter in the midst of a slump that saw them go from a sure first-round bye to having to play on the first weekend of the playoffs. Green Bay enters its game against the Vikings having just lost in Minneapolis last weekend.

There's no doubt that this year's version of Wild Card Weekend should provide entertainment and drama. With that being said, let's take a look at five interesting things to watch for in Saturday's games.

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