NFL Divisional Playoffs 1/12-1/13



NFL Divisional Playoffs 1/12-1/13




Last week’s wildcard playoffs saw the number of Super Bowl eligible teams narrowed to just eight

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Last week’s wildcard playoffs saw the number of Super Bowl eligible teams narrowed to just eight, as the home and road teams split the four games. In this week’s Divisional Playoff action, the four teams that earned the right to take last weekend off will host games, looking to advance to the conference title round.

The action starts on Saturday afternoon in historic Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the surprising Packers will play host to the Seahawks. This will be the first playoff game for head coach Mike McCarthy, whose team was able to re-establish some of that frozen tundra advantage this season by going 7 & 1 straight up and 6 & 1 ATS at Lambeau Field. The Seahawks were a mediocre 3 & 5 on the road, but have the experience edge on their side, playing in their 9th postseason game in five years. On Saturday night, the AFC matchup pits the perfect Patriots versus the upstart Jaguars. New England’s 16 & 0 record will all be for not if they fail to win the Super Bowl. With that pressure looming, New England will host upstart Jacksonville to open a postseason run.

The Patriots scored the most points in NFL history at 36.8 points per game while winning games by a margin of almost 20 per game. The Jaguars meanwhile, are on the list of foes teams were hoping to avoid in January and have gone OVER the total in 11 straight games! Sunday’s doubleheader starts in Indianapolis where the defending champion Colts begin postseason defense of their title against a Chargers team coming off their first playoff win in 13 years. San Diego is the hottest team in the NFL, having won seven straight games outright and ATS. On top of that, they are 6 & 1 ATS in their last seven trips to Indy.

However, the Colts have Peyton Manning, are getting healthy at the right time, and are an 8-point favorite. Finally, the weekend wraps up with a first playoff game in Big D since 1996. Dallas has not hosted nor won a playoff game in 12 years, yet being the top seed in the NFC, is the favorite to reach Phoenix at 2 to 5 odds. The Cowboys will be opening their postseason by hosting a Giants team they have already beaten twice this season. Will the third time also be a charm and land Dallas in the NFC Championship next weekend? Well, if oddsmakers have any say it will, since the Cowboys ARE a 7-1/2 point favorite.

The countdown to Super Bowl 42 in Arizona is just over three weeks, and Sportsbook.com will be your home for wagering action throughout the rest of the NFL playoffs, offering up game lines & totals, player props, plus futures bets. Get in on the exciting postseason action today with Sportsbook.com.

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