Wild card weekend is halfway done, and before the games start, it’s time to take a look at what players really performed for their teams to help secure the win. So let’s kick it off with the MVP of the morning game.
With all due respect to literally everyone else on the Bills roster, nobody has been playing better than Josh Allen in 2020, although you could make a case for Stefon Diggs. Allen led his team to a second half surge to pull ahead and beat the Colts 27-24. This was especially impressive for a day where the Bills’ defense was letting Jonathan Taylor and Nyhiem Hines look like Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara.
Akers was undoubtedly the best player on the Rams offense on Saturday afternoon. Akers had 131 yards on the ground and 45 yards in the air, and kept running right past the Seahawks front line. Akers’ bounce back game is even more impressive when you consider how quiet he went at the final stretch of the regular season. Hopefully Akers will be able to put up with whatever defense may come next week, but none of the opposing options look particularly easy (Packers, Bears, Saints, Bucs).
You could put almost any Bucs receiver on this list, but Evans was the yardage leader, and the primary reason the Bucs were able to move the ball down the field so efficiently. Evans is helping to build what is panning out to be a very strong case for the Buccaneers to be Super Bowl hopefuls in the NFC, and to be honest with a roster this strong, I do not see what is stopping them.