Can Sunday's round of Divisional playoff games even come close to generating the magic from Saturday? Baltimore's comeback with a little help from a disastrous Broncos secondary late in the game, conservative play-calling with a future Hall of Fame quarterback, and two overtimes; the first in the NFL since the Carolina Panthers beat the St. Louis Rams on January 10, 2004. San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick putting together a historic performance against the Green Bay Packers, thrashing them 45-31. It was something else.
Sunday's round kicks off at 1 p.m. (ET) with the Falcons hosting the Seahawks, who beat the Washington Redskins last week 24-14. Yes. The Seattle Seahawks, watching from afar in the far northwest corner of the United States this week, actually who a game with redirected coverage to the controversy of Robert Griffin III's injury. And does Mike Smith join Marvin Lewis as active head coaches without a postseason win in four tries? Meanwhile the Houston Texans, who beat Cincinnati 19-13 last Saturday, look for vengeance after losing 42-14 to the Patriots in Week 14. No one is giving the Texans much of a chance, but then no one gave the Ravens one either.
NFC Divisional round: Seahawks vs. Falcons
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Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
TV Schedule: FOX
NFL odds: Falcons -2.5
NFL picks: Seahawks, 24-20
AFC Divisional round: Texans vs. Patriots
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Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Schedule: CBS
NFL odds: Patriots -9.5
NFL picks: Patriots, 35-20