After this weekend’s crazy Wild Card games, is your favorite NFL team still in the playoffs? There were surprises and upsets, but our picks for the Super Bowl are still in the mix. For the final eight teams, the Super Bowl is only two wins away. Who’s going to make it to Atlanta? We’ll get one step closer to finding out this weekend. And Razorgator has tickets to NFL playoff games in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Foxborough, and Kansas City this Saturday and Sunday. Some of them are surprisingly affordable!
NFC Divisional Game – Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys knocked off the Seahawks this weekend despite a devastating ankle injury to receiver Allen Hurns, and now they’ll be traveling to LA to play the Rams on Saturday. Dallas has been hot late in the season, beating the Saints and looking like a real contender. This comes at a time when lots of folks are down on the Rams and quarterback Jared Goff’s performance. Could this be the Cowboys’ chance to knock off a team that’s been a Super Bowl favorite since early last year? Maybe. The Cowboys have an incredible defense, something that the Rams definitely lack. While Todd Gurley and company are a 7-point favorite, Dallas is great at stopping the run, and without Cooper Kupp, the Rams’ passing game has struggled. If the Cowboys can get the ball moving with Ezekiel Elliot, we’ll call an upset on this one and give it to Dallas.
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NFC Divisional Game – New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Let’s be real. A couple of weeks ago, we’d written off the Eagles. We all thought it would be the Bears who advanced and headed to LA to play the Rams, but instead they’re going back to Chicago and Nick Foles is leading his team even deeper into the postseason… again. They have their work cut out for them though as they face Drew Brees and one of the best offenses in football in New Orleans. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of the hardest places in the nation to play and if the Saints get out ahead, it’s basically game over. The Eagles give up a lot of pass yards and the Saints have been resting during their bye week so they’ll be ready to take advantage of any mistakes their opponents make. But hey, Philly went up against one of the best defenses in the nation on Sunday and Foles made plays when it mattered. The Eagles believe in their quarterback. We’re not saying there’s no way they’ll beat the Saints – though they are 9-point underdogs – but the Eagles are going to have to play their hearts out and get a little lucky to make it past New Orleans.
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AFC Divisional Game – New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The 12-4 Chargers were solid all season but it’s like nobody took them seriously until recently. Phillip Rivers is an MVP-caliber quarterback and now they’ve got to face another one of those… in the form of Tom Brady at home in Foxborough. (FYI, Rivers is 0-7 against Brady.) The Patriots are sort of used to hosting and winning these divisional games at home after a bye week of resting up – yeah, it’s been six years since a team beat the Patriots in a home playoff game. But lucky for the Chargers, they’re 8-1 in road games this season so it feels like they might be ready for this. A lot of what happens here depends on whether Gronk is healthy. This one could go either way but as much as we want to shake things up, we think the Patriots will take it… again.
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AFC Divisional Game – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
After a rocky season, the Colts are just happy to be here… but that doesn’t mean they’re not playing tough. Their upset over a what we thought was a hot Houston Texans team reminded us that their defense is stout and Andrew Luck is playing better than ever. The Colts will have to use everything they’ve got to contain potential MVP Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown more touchdown passes than any other QB this season – 50! The Colts are currently a 6-point underdog against the Chiefs. While Indy can run, score, and throw, we haven’t seen the Chiefs down a lot this season. No, the Kansas City defense isn’t great, and yes, they need to avoid penalties, but when you have Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Mahomes all working together, they can usually make up for any shortcomings by scoring points. Give this one to the Chiefs. Anything else would be incredibly disappointing for one of the most fun-to-watch teams this season.
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Is your team still in it? What are your predictions for the NFL Playoffs?