Chris Biderman explains why he wasn’t surprised by most of the NFL Wild Card Weekend

Jan 16, 2024, 12:58 PM

Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a safety as Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadel...

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 15: Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a safety as Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks to the bench during the third quarter of an NFL wild-card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

Chris Biderman, reporter for the Sacramento Bee and host of The Candlestick Chronicles podcast, joined Stiles & Watkins Tuesday morning to discuss the recent madness that took place during the NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Biderman shared that he was not overly surprised by any of the outcomes. He had questions about how Joe Flacco would perform for the Cleveland Browns going into their matchup with the Houston Texans.

For the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss in Tampa Bay, he explained that the Eagles have been performing poorly since their loss against the San Francisco 49ers weeks ago.

He did not like the Miami Dolphins’ chances against the Kansas City Chiefs heading into the NFL Wild Card Weekend because of the weather and their recent injuries.

“I wish I had a good answer for you of something that shocked me,” he said. “I’m not trying to pretend like I’m some super smart guy here, but there was nothing really from that first round that stood out as shocking to me, but it was pretty interesting.”

The one admitted surprise for Biderman was the Green Bay Packers dismantling the Dallas Cowboys.

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Other topics discussed:

  • How Green Bay’s NFL Wild Card Weekend victory affects the San Francisco 49ers
  • Why it’s probably good the 49ers have avoided playing the Rams in their first playoff game
  • Jordan Love’s excellent recent play, as shown by the statistics
  • Closing conversations surrounding the recent play of the Sacramento Kings
  • And plenty more!

Listen to Stiles & Watkins from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140. 

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