Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott enters this yr’s NFL postseason seeking to enhance on his 1-3 profession file within the playoffs. He’ll lead the Cowboys right into a much-anticipated matchup in opposition to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night time.
However exterior of Prescott, what different names throughout the NFL panorama are going through strain to ship within the postseason?
Heading into Tremendous Wild Card Weekend, “First Things First” host Chris Broussard has his eye on a trio of quarterbacks who he believes are beneath essentially the most strain to return away with assertion wins.
Right here is his newest “Under Duress” checklist.
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Payments
The outlook: The AFC East champion Payments host the Skylar Thompson-led Miami Dolphins within the wild-card spherical (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET). Allen has accomplished 63.3% of his passes for 4,283 yards and 35 touchdowns this season.
Broussard’s ideas: “Tua Tagovailoa is out. It should be a cakewalk against Miami. Precisely! What if it’s not a cakewalk? What if Josh struggles? … Josh Allen has got to come out here and dispose of them quickly, blow them out and run away with it, and rest up for next week.”
2. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers
The outlook: The NFC West champion Niners host the Seattle Seahawks within the wild-card spherical (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Purdy has accomplished 67.1% of his throws for 1,374 yards and 13 touchdowns in 9 video games.
Broussard’s ideas: “Brock, you have passed every test my man. … Heading into the playoffs … you have, Brock, been better than Jimmy [Garoppolo]. You have played better, but you have to play better than Jimmy G did in the playoffs. That’s what it’s about. The only way that you can lose to the Seattle Seahawks is if you play poorly, Brock. That is it. You have a chance to make history. No Mr. Irrelevant has been as good as you at the quarterback position. I believe in you!”
San Francisco 49ers
1. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
The outlook: The Dallas Cowboys are taking up the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the wild-card spherical (Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET). Prescott has accomplished 66.2% of his passes for two,860 yards and 23 touchdowns this season.
Broussard’s ideas: “They don’t pay you $40 million a year, Dak, to follow up 12-win seasons by getting bounced one-and-done style. Dak has a lot of mental hurdles to overcome heading into this game. Last week was his worst game ever heading into these playoffs. His second-worst game of the season, the worst one up until last week, was against Tom Brady in Week 1. … If you lose this game to an 8-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team — I don’t care who the quarterback is — the narrative will be that Dak cannot win the big games, Dak cannot beat the good teams. … Dak, I like you, but I’m not sure if I believe in you.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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