The NFL divisional playoff round will characteristic some acquainted faces.
The AFC facet of the bracket will see a number of the new youngsters on the block in Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen. The NFC bracket will characteristic a number of the wily veterans in Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees together with a quarterback who has been to a Tremendous Bowl in Jared Goff.
Right here is how the schedule will look this weekend because the league nears the convention championship spherical.
AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
(1) CHIEFS VS. (6) BROWNS: The Chiefs will begin their run again to the Tremendous Bowl with a matchup towards the Browns. Kansas Metropolis obtained a first-round bye within the playoffs as a result of they’d the perfect document within the AFC. The Browns upset the Steelers for his or her first playoff win in 25 years. Cleveland was final within the divisional spherical in 1995. (Sunday, 3:05 pm ET, CBS)
(2) BILLS VS. (5) RAVENS: For the reason that Browns beat the Steelers, the Payments and Ravens will play to go to the convention title. The Payments beat the Colts of their wild-card playoff matchup and the Ravens beat the Titans of their recreation. Buffalo is seeking to get again to the convention title recreation. They haven’t performed within the recreation since 1994. Baltimore hasn’t performed within the convention title recreation since 2013. (Saturday, 8:15 pm ET, NBC)
NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
(1) PACKERS VS. (6) RAMS: The Packers and MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers will welcome the Los Angeles Rams into the tundra. The Packers have meshed so nicely on offense this season, however the Rams’ protection has proved to have the ability to counter top-flight offenses. Los Angeles upset the Seattle Seahawks within the wild-card spherical due to the protection. Aaron Donald was harm in that recreation and may not have the ability to play. His absence and whether or not the crew begins Jared Goff might be key storylines going into the sport. (Saturday, 4:35 pm ET, FOX)
(4) SAINTS VS. (5) BUCCANEERS: It’s a matchup NFL followers wished to see within the Tremendous Bowl for thus lengthy, however they’ll get it within the divisional spherical. When Drew Brees and Tom Brady take the sector, it is going to be the primary matchup the place the beginning quarterbacks are a minimum of 40 years previous. The Saints beat the Buccaneers twice throughout the season, together with a 38-Three beatdown on the highway. New Orleans defeated the Chicago Bears of their wild-card matchup and the Buccaneers took down Washington of their recreation. This might be the ultimate time we see these two quarterbacks play one another. It’s going to positively be a recreation to recollect. (6:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, FOX)