Each game during this weekend’s divisional round is bound to be exciting, but some matchups are expected to be closer than others.
The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds from each NFL conference will return this weekend to host the winners of Saturday and Sunday’s wild card games. In the AFC, the No. 6 seed Indianapolis Colts will visit the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs, while the No. 5 seed Los Angeles Chargers will visit New England to face the Patriots.
Last season’s Super Bowl champion Eagles hold the No. 6 seed in the NFC and will play the Saints in New Orleans as the No. 4 seed Dallas Cowboys visit the No. 2 seed Los Angeles Rams.
With several offensive powerhouses returning from bye weeks, fans can expect a captivating two days of games. According to FiveThirtyEight, however, if you want to watch a close game, you should tune into Patriots vs. Chargers. New England is still largely favored to win, but Los Angeles appears to be the underdog with the best shot at an upset.
And then there were eight.
A chaotic spate of wild card games has whittled the NFL postseason field down to four exciting matchups for this weekend’s divisional round.
The Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will return from their bye weeks to take on lower-seeded opponents who reigned supreme during wild card weekend.
Contrary to the last set of Super Bowl odds, the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are no longer this postseason’s largest underdog – and even the top of the list saw a bit of a shake-up.
Well, it took until the last game of the season, but the NFL playoff picture is finally set.
Several familiar faces, including last year’s Super Bowl champion and runner-up in the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, have once again reached the postseason. However, there are also some surprise teams making playoff appearances, hoping to knock off the powerhouse rosters they’ve been staring up at all season long.
According to Vegas Insider, it’s crowded at the top of the playoff picture. The Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs may be the most heavily favored, but the Chicago Bears and ever-present Patriots aren’t too far behind.