It’s been a thrilling Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, and hopefully, the best is yet to come. Tom Brady and Bucs host the 12-5 Dallas Cowboys in this week’s finale.
Here are four of our best player props for what could be the GOAT’s final game. You can bet on all of the NFL playoffs at legal US football betting sites.
Tom Brady – over 42.5 passing attempts
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can’t run the football. The Bucs finished dead last in the NFL with a laughable 76.9 yards per game on the ground. That’s not going to magically change in the playoffs.
What does that mean? It means bombs away for Tom Brady, who will go out swinging if this is indeed his final professional football game.
Prior to the season finale vs. the Falcons (a game that Brady was used sparingly), TB12 had gone over 42.5 passing attempts in 11 of his previous 13 games. He had 42 in one of the two he didn’t. The Bucs won’t reinvent the wheel tonight.
Tony Pollard – over 2.5 receptions
Tony Pollard has easily surpassed Ezekiel Elliott as the top dog in Dallas’ backfield and will have a chance to showcase his skillset on the big stage tonight.
Elliott’s decline has been swift. While he still has a nose for the endzone (12 TDs), his 3.8 yards per carry this season has seen him take a backseat to the more explosive Pollard.
Aside from the Cowboys’ write-off season finale game vs. Washington, Pollard had 14 receptions in his previous three games for 112 yards.
The Cowboys will want to get him around 20 touches tonight, with a few through the air on screens and wheel routes.
Dak Prescott – to throw an interception
What do Dak Prescott and Davis Mills have in common? They tied for the league lead in interceptions this year.
It can be expected from Mills, who quarterbacked arguably the worst team in football and likely won’t start another game in the NFL. But it’s not something you want to see from one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.
The worst part about it was that Dak threw his 15 picks in just 12 games – three fewer than Mills played. Prescott tossed an interception in all but two games this season and had multiple picks in five.
Chris Godwin – over 7.5 receptions
We like Brady to throw the ball over 50 times tonight, with Godwin being the primary beneficiary. Godwin led the team in receptions this season with 104 and finally looks fully healthy.
The Penn State product has had over 7.5 catches in five of his last seven games, with at least eight in three of his previous four.
The Bucs will be throwing often in this one as they try to keep pace with the Cowboys’ high-octane offense. It won’t be surprising to see the dynamic slot receiver with 10+ receptions tonight.