Are you a sports fan eagerly waiting to catch all the Wild Card games this Saturday? Well, you’re in luck! There are a total of four Wild Card games scheduled for Saturday, and we have all the details you need to know.
What Are Wild Card Games?
Before diving into the number of games scheduled for Saturday, let’s first understand what Wild Card games are. In sports such as baseball and American football, Wild Card games refer to a single-elimination round whereby teams that did not win their respective divisions but still have good records in the regular season get a chance to compete for the championship.
The Four Wild Card Games on Saturday
Now that we understand what these games are let’s talk about how many will be played this Saturday. The National Football League (NFL) has two Wild Card games scheduled for Saturday; the first game is between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts, while the second game is between Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
On the other hand, Major League Baseball (MLB) also has two Wild Card games on Saturday. The first game will be played between Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs, while the second game will see St Louis Cardinals take on San Diego Padres.
Game 1: Buffalo Bills vs Indianapolis Colts
The NFL’s first game this weekend will be played at 1:05 pm EST at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Buffalo Bills finished their regular season with a 13-3 record and won their division title. The Indianapolis Colts ended their regular season with an 11-5 record but finished second in their division behind Tennessee Titans
Game 2: Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams
The second NFL game of the day starts at 4:40 pm EST at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Seahawks won their division title with a 12-4 record, while the Los Angeles Rams finished second in their division behind the Seattle Seahawks, with a 10-6 record.
Game 3: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
The first MLB game of the day begins at 2:08 pm EST at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Miami Marlins ended their regular season with a 31-29 record and made it to the playoffs as the second Wild Card team. The Chicago Cubs finished their regular season with a better record of 34-26 and won their division title.
Game 4: St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres
The final game of the day starts at 7:08 pm EST at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The St Louis Cardinals finished their regular season with a 30-28 record and secured a spot in the Wild Card round. The San Diego Padres ended their regular season campaign with an impressive 37-23 record but still finished behind Los Angeles Dodgers in their division.
In conclusion, there are four Wild Card games scheduled for this Saturday; two games each for NFL and MLB teams. It’s going to be an action-packed day full of exciting sports moments that you definitely don’t want to miss!