Last weekend’s games were mostly garbage, but the divisional round has nothing but quality matchups for us. Today, the Seahawks travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons and Seattle fans are already making excuses for why their team lost, but this could be a very interesting game if Russell Wilson and co. are able to match the Falcons’ high-powered offense.
Tonight’s game is probably the closest we’ll get to a sure thing this round. The Patriots are 15-point home favorites and honestly I would still feel comfortable putting my money on them to cover.
Sunday’s games are the real beauties with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers taking on the Cowboys in Dallas and the Steelers traveling to Kansas City to face the Chiefs. The matchups are actually quite similar with great quarterbacks playing for road underdogs against more complete teams. It will be fascinating to see if their advantages at QB will be enough to overcome their disadvantages elsewhere.
NFL Divisional Round
Saturday, January 14
NFC: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (FOX, 1:35 p.m.) - Falcons -4
AFC: Houston Texans at New England Patriots (CBS, 5:15 p.m.) - Patriots -15
Sunday, January 15
NFC: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 1:40 p.m.) - Cowboys -4.5
AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, 5:20 p.m.) - Chiefs -1.5
Sunday, January 22
AFC: CBS, 12:05 p.m.NFC: FOX, 3:40 p.m.
Super Bowl XLIX
Sunday, February 5
NFC champion versus AFC champion (CBS, 3:30 p.m.)