For the first time since 2009, the New England Patriots are on the slate of Wild Card weekend games. New England comes in as the 3 seed in the AFC playoffs and will have the advantage of playing former Patriot Mike Vrabel's team at home. After a loss in week 17 to the Miami Dolphins, how confident should we feel about the Patriots going into the weekend? Here are Closer's picks for this weekends NFL Wild Card matchups.

Buffalo at Houston (-2.5) 43.5
Selection: Houston

Tennessee at New England (-5) 44.5
Selection: Under 44.5

Minnesota at New Orleans (-7.5) 49.5
Selection: New Orleans

Seattle (-1) at Philadelphia 45.5
Selection: Seattle