The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs are here and this is where things escalate. There will be two games on both Saturday and Sunday.
We will see the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles debut, before a massive Cincinnati Bengals-Buffalo Bills rematch begins Sunday’s action ahead of an NFC showdown.
See below for the anticipated games.
Saturday, Jan. 21
(4) Jaguars at (1) Chiefs (-8.5), 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
After getting a week off, the Chiefs will be opening their postseason run with a game against a Jaguars team that they actually played earlier this season. Back in Week 10, the Chiefs beat the Jags 27-17 in a game where Kansas City jumped out to a 20-0 lead before coasting to the win.
(6) Giants at (1) Eagles (-7.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (Fox).
These two division rivals will be meeting for the third time this season and the Giants will be hoping this game has a different outcome than the first two, which were both won by Philadelphia. This will mark the 25th time in NFL history that a team has swept its division rival in the regular-season and then faced them again in the playoffs. The team that went 2-0 during the regular season has pulled off the three-game sweep 15 out of 24 times.
Sunday, Jan. 22
(3) Bengals at (2) Bills (-5), 3 p.m. ET (CBS). This game will be played exactly 20 days after their original game was canceled due to the situation involving Damar Hamlin. With Hamlin now back home in Buffalo, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if he were to attend this game.
(5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox).
The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this year, but these two teams did meet last January in a playoff game that went down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card win last season wasn’t decided until the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB draw in the final seconds even though they had no timeouts. That game was played in Dallas, but this time around, the game will be played in San Francisco.
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