NFL divisional playoffs : Saturday’s set of games for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs will conclude with the Dallas Cowboys heading out west to face the Los Angeles Rams. Dallas held on for the two-point win at home in the Wild Card round over the Seattle Seahawks,
Remaining playoff schedule:
Saturday, January 12
No. 6 Indianapolis at No. 1 Kansas City, 4:35 p.m. ET
No. 4 Dallas at No. 2 Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 13
No. 5 L.A. Chargers at No. 2 New England, 1:05 p.m. ET
No. 6 Philadelphia at No. 1 New Orleans, 4:40 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 20
NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET
AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET
Super Bowl LIII
Sunday, February 3
AFC vs. NFC in Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
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Payton’s side emerged as the top seeds in the NFC, followed by the Los Angeles Rams, while the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots finished one and two in the AFC. With home field advantage, all four will be favourites, but as we saw on Wild Card Weekend, favouritism counts for little
The battle between the two best running backs in the game, Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliot, could be key. The Cowboys held up the best collective rushing offense in the game last week, but Gurley is a different proposition altogether, and with Donald getting after Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Elliot will
The Saints are the Super Bowl favourites, and have weapons everywhere on offense. Drew Brees is looking to crown the season in which he passed the all-time NFL record for most passing yards with a title, and has an O-line that includes two pro-bowlers in front of him.
He’s got the league leader in receiving yards, Michael Thomas, to aim at, and 18-touchdown man Alvin Kamara in his backfield, and though the Eagles have been excellent defensively up the stretch, this could be a bridge too far.
Los Angeles Chargers @ New England Patriots
Including last weekend’s wildcard win in Baltimore, the Chargers are 8-1 in away games this season -9-1 if you count their ‘home’ win at Wembley in October – while the Patriots have won at this stage in each of the past seven seasons, going on to reach the Super Bowl on four occasions.