The 2015 NFL playoffs continue this week with the divisional round. The first round had few surprises as the home teams won three of four contests with two covering the spread.
The lone upset came when the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens, who will now take on the New England Patriots on Saturday. New England is the top seed in the AFC, but Baltimore has two playoff wins in Foxborough since 2009. The Patriots opened as 7-point favorites for this game, according to OddsShark.
The next game features the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers facing the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks. Carolina beat the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card round, but Seattle is heavily favored to win that matchup, opening as 11-point favorites.
Sunday's action begins with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Both teams were in the running for the top seeds in the NFC until Week 17, but Seattle claimed that spot via tiebreakers. Green Bay is favored by 6.5.
The divisional finale features the Denver Broncos hosting the Indianapolis Colts. Indy had little trouble beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round, but OddsShark lists the Broncos as 7-point favorites.
Here is the full schedule for the divisional round:
AFC Divisional Round
(6) Baltimore Ravens at (1) New England Patriots
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 - 4:35pm ET, NBC
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
(4) Indianapolis Colts at (2) Denver Broncos
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 - 4:40pm ET, CBS
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
NFC Divisional Round
(4) Carolina Panthers at (1) Seattle Seahawks
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 - 8:15pm ET, FOX
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
(3) Dallas Cowboys at (2) Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 - 1:05pm ET, FOX
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI