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The Sunday portion of the Wild Card round features a pair of NFC tussles, after what is hopefully a duo of thrilling AFC playoff games to start the 2020 NFL action.
Pigskin fans have become accustomed to an AFC and NFC tilt on both days of the Wild Card round, but not this year. Instead, the American Football Conference will be featured on Saturday and the National Football Conference will take center stage on Sunday afternoon. Scott Shapiro weighs on the two AFC contests that get the 2020 NFL Playoffs rolling.
A pair of teams with serious postseason aspirations will clash this weekend at Nationals Park when Washington hosts Milwaukee. The Nationals enter the series on a four-game winning streak but are 0-3 this year against Milwaukee and struggled mightily to put runs on the board against the Brewers when they tangled in early May.
Major League Baseball's wild card system, as presently constructed, has done little to infuse added drama into the postseason chase, and the one-game playoff severely diminishes the value of the 162-game regular season.