The 2017 NFL playoffs continue today with the divisional round. After four wild card games that lacked tension and quality play, this weekend should be a lot better, with a lot of competitive and exciting matchups.
Most notably, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Atlanta Falcons today. The Seahawks have been a dominant team for years on end, but struggled a little more than usual this year. Meanwhile, the Falcons finally got back to the playoffs after three years’ absence. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones look as dominant as ever, but the Atlanta defense is inconsistent at best.
Tonight’s game between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots looks less exciting, given the Patriots’ dominance and the Texans’ Brock Osweiler-ness, but tomorrow should be lots of fun. The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys face off in what should be one of the games of the year, and then the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs should provide a cracking end to the divisional playoffs weekend.
One thing to note: Kansas City is stuck in a winter storm, forcing the NFL to push the game back to 8:20 p.m. It was originally slated for an early afternoon start, but now you’ll have to find something else to do for part of your Sunday if you want to watch this game.