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Patriots rooting guide: Who New England fans should be rooting for on Wild Card Monday

Wild Card weekend comes to an end with a prime time showdown between Tampa Bay and Dallas.

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The New England Patriots are not participating in this year’s NFL playoffs, but we will nonetheless keep a close eye on the tournament.

The action continues on Monday night, with the sixth and final Wild Card game. And even with the Patriots already watching from home, we are here to help you find a team to root for.

Welcome to our third playoff Patriots Rooting Guide of 2023.

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(5) Dallas Cowboys at (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Go Bucs! There is no New England-related reason to root for or against either team in this game. With ex-Patriot Tom Brady leading the Buccaneers into battle and trying to add to his already legendary playoff résumé, however, he and his men are our choice. | ESPN, ABC, fuboTV

Who will win the game between the two clubs, though? That remains to be seen, but here are our staff’s picks:

Make sure to head down to the comment section to discuss tonight’s game, and to visit DraftKings Sportsbook for all the latest odds.