Eight teams took the field during Wild Card Weekend last week, with only four advancing. Now, with just eight teams remaining in the NFL Playoffs, the vital Divisional Weekend is upon us, with the winners advancing to their respective conference championships. The Road to Super Bowl LI takes another step toward Houston.
Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons (Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET on FOX)
A divisional rematch from three years ago, the red-hot Seattle Seahawks head to Atlanta to take on the #2-seed Falcons in what could be Atlanta’s final time playing in the Georgia Dome. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan rides an MVP-worthy season into Saturday’s divisional matchup, with an offense that has seen wild success in the 2016 NFL season.
Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan’s only career postseason win came in 2012 NFC Divisional Playoffs at home against the Seahawks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2017
Houston Texans @ New England Patriots (Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS)
The AFC South champion Houston Texans, fresh off a Wild Card victory over the Oakland Raiders, head to Foxboro on Saturday night to face up against the always-formidable New England Patriots. Houston, boasting the #1-ranked defense in the NFL, knows the challenge that lies ahead in facing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one of the greatest postseason quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.
The Patriots are now -16 over the Texans. Has to be the biggest line in NFL divisional round history.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 8, 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 11:05 p.m. ET on NBC)
After beating down the Miami Dolphins in their Wild Card game, the Pittsburgh Steelers bring their bruising defense and high-flying offense to Kansas City to face the #2-seed Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs hope to be able to contain the “Three B’s” of the Steelers on Sunday, in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Both teams, however, have two of the hottest in the NFL this season.
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2017
Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX)
Quite possibly the most anticipated matchup of the 2016 NFL Playoffs thus far, the Green Bay Packers, winners of their last six in a row, travel to Dallas to take on the dynamic Dallas Cowboys team, headlined by rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
Despite their lack of playoff experience, the Cowboys boast one of the most efficient offenses in the league, while the Packers are riding a “run-the-table” wave of consistency. The winner of this game could very well be representing the NFC in Super Bowl LI in Houston.
Packers have averaged 31.9 points in a seven-game win streak. Cowboys have averaged 30.6 in seven straight home wins. Shootout? We'll see.
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) January 10, 2017
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