As most NFL fans are aware, the playoffs begin this weekend.
There will be two games on Saturday, three games on Sunday, and will be capped off with a game on Monday.
Although some teams might be discouraged by the fact that they are a six seed, recent history tells a different tale.
Over the last 4 seasons, the #6 seed is 7-1 in the @NFL's Wild Card round.
Giants and Ravens are your #6 seeds this weekend.@NFLResearch
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 11, 2023
In the last four years, teams that have the sixth seed have a record of 7-1.
This weekend, the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens are the six seeds.
The Giants are facing off against the Minnesota Vikings, and the Ravens are up against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these matchups.
Earlier this season, the Vikings narrowly defeated the Giants, 27-24.
In the NFL, it is difficult to beat a team twice.
Both teams are at mostly full health, and this should be another hard-fought battle between these two teams.
The Vikings haven’t played in a playoff game since 2019 when they lost their divisional-round matchup to the San Francisco 49ers.
Can the Giants knock off the Vikings this weekend, continuing this trend of winning six seeds?
The Ravens, on the other hand, will have their work cut out for them this weekend.
Although they have played the Bengals twice this season, they are without their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson.
While the Bengals are mostly healthy, the Ravens certainly are not, calling into question their ability to win this game.
Any given Sunday is what they often say.
We’ll soon see if the Ravens can overcome all obstacles this weekend to beat the Bengals.