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Wild Card Weekend – Winners and Losers

The biggest winners and losers from Wild Card weekend in the NFL.


Daniel Jones

Besides maybe Dak Prescott, the most impressive quarterback performance of Wild Card weekend came from none other than Daniel Jones. Jones threw for two touchdowns and over 300 yards while also rushing for 78 yards on Saturday and led his offence to a 31-24 upset win against the Vikings. At this point, Jones has certainly proven that he deserves to stick around in New York for the foreseeable future. With Brian Daboll on the sidelines, he’s blossomed into a solid starting NFL quarterback. 

Dak Prescott

With just one playoff victory to his name, many doubted that Dak Prescott could lead his Cowboys to a win against Tom Brady and the Bucs in Tampa Bay. After hearing the naysayers talk all week, Prescott played the game of his career, throwing for 305 yards and four touchdowns while adding a score on the ground as well. With Prescott’s confidence most likely at an all-time high, the Cowboys have the best opportunity they’ve had in a while to make a deep playoff run.  


Brandon Staley

With the epic Wild Card collapse and the ill-fated decision to play his starters in Week 18, the new year has not been kind to Brandon Staley. Of course, he can’t take all the blame for his team choking a 27-0 lead to the Jaguars, but he certainly deserves his fair share of it. As OC Joe Lombardi is already looking for a new job, many think Staley will be next to go.  

J.K. Dobbins

After Wild Card weekend, there may not be a member of the Ravens feeling worse than backup quarterback Tyler Huntley. With the game tied in the fourth quarter, Huntley fumbled on Cincinnati’s one-yard line while trying to extend the ball beyond the goal line. The ball was then scooped up by Sam Hubbard, who ran the other way for a 99-yard game-winning touchdown. As if that wouldn’t feel bad enough, running back J.K. Dobbins added some fuel to the flames after the loss by telling the media that Huntley “should have never been in that situation” and that the Ravens would have won the game with Lamar Jackson playing. The comments may have been true, but kicking a teammate while he’s down is never the move. Here are a few more of Dobbins’ thoughts after the game:

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