Which teams will advance?
In his final press conference before Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Falcons, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters about the impact that Eagles fans will have on the outcome and the difficulties their excitement level brings for opponents. Get ready because many of those questions [VIDEO] will be answered soon!
"He may not be fleet of foot", Kelly said four years ago, "but he's fleet of mind".
The Eagles are the first No. 1 seed to be an underdog in their first playoff game.
Sadly, the Eagles are no sure bet to win against a Falcons team that just upset the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round.
The Falcons used a lot of eight-men-in the-box against the Dolphins that day, and likely will do the same thing Saturday against the Eagles. The Saints are more balanced this season, ranking fourth in scoring offense and 10th in scoring defense.
1 seed, but the Falcons can get it done again. Tennessee has to win the line of scrimmage in order to have a chance. Derrick Henry had 156 yards on the ground.
Philadelphia is No. 1 against the run, is at home and has had an extra week of rest. Instead they are getting a Field Goal on the spread. He threw 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions, earning a Pro Bowl appearance and making people quickly forget Michael Vick, who had been ineffective earlier that season before a hamstring injury sent him to the bench.
The Jaguars dominated the Steelers back in Week 5, and don't think Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has forgotten. But the difference this season, the Falcons' defense has played better. But just like I noted above in the Steelers-Jaguars matchup, I'll take the team led by a Hall of Fame quarterback with 12 playoff games (and a Super Bowl win) under his belt over the quarterback playing in his first playoff game. "I don't think it's interesting that past year, when Atlanta's offense was incredible, they came into the Linc and scored 15 points". He ran for more than 200 yards in three of those games. Can they get a lead and make Pittsburgh have to throw the ball?
The New Orleans Saints defended its home field by taking down the Carolina Panthers by the score of 31-26.
This could be one of the games of the season.
National Football League players are careful about what they say because they don't want to give the opposing team bulletin board material that might make them mad.
This is a tough game to pick because it is not hard to picture either team winning this game. "And the detail of expectations of understanding that they have to make our defense come to life, and they're doing an awesome job at it".
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