Super Bowl LII: Ranking top five potential matchups

Super Bowl LII: Ranking top five potential matchups

But that factor will be tested in all four Divisional Round games. Expect Atlanta to return to the NFC Championship for the second-straight year with a 20-10 win.

Dec 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.

David: The Titans are the worst team in the playoffs, and the Patriots are arguably the best. Brady and company are up against the fourth-ranked Tennessee Titans rushing defense. You have a rested team, a team of veterans who needed this week away. That mark has fallen to 4.8 per rush in the last three games. With the match up against the Patriots defense, it's possible Henry could have another good week. There's no doubt that Vikings fans will come out in full force for the biggest home game in almost a decade, especially knowing that with two more wins, the Vikings could be the first team in National Football League history to play the Super Bowl in its home stadium.

Something's gotta give, and if it's any indication DVOA's #1 defense has only been an underdog of a touchdown or more twice in this decade. Back in Week 5, Doug Marrone's team went to the Steel City and handed the current AFC North champions a 30-9 loss in which Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger produced more interceptions (5) than touchdowns (0).

Placing trust in Bortles always has been and still is next to impossible, but that's baked into this point spread.

Tennessee improbably came back against the Chiefs last week, earning a date against the defending Super Bowl champs.

The Eagles take on the Falcons this Saturday (Jan. 13). And with this being a best bet, there's more to it than that.

If the Jaguars can win this one, they'll have a real shot of making the Super Bowl.

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Murray has also handled four of the Vikings' five carries inside the 5-yard line over the past four games, with all four of Murray's carries coming from the 1- or 2-yard line.

"I think in so many ways adversity that our team has faced over the years only makes us stronger", Brady said Saturday on Westwood One Radio to Jim Gray.

Sunday, when Minnesota hosts the New Orleans Saints as the NFC's number two seed, it will become the first Super Bowl host to ever play a home game in the Divisional round of the postseason. Yes, Ryan and the Falcons have looked impressive the last two weeks. But just like every fan, the oddsmakers know this, which explains why the Eagles are the first #1 seed in National Football League history to be an underdog in the Divisional Round.

The Saints and Falcons both jumped ahead of the Eagles after Wild-Card Weekend, while the Vikings have remained the favorites since the end of the regular season. They beat the Rams by 13, covering the spread by nearly 20 points in the process, so what's the harm in upgrading them and making this line Falcons -3?

I had high expectations for the Los Angeles Rams as they entered the postseason for the first time in several years, but the Atlanta Falcons showed the importance of experience.

After catching 44 of 71 passes (62.0%) for 610 yards (8.6 yards per target) with seven touchdowns from Wentz, Agholor caught 16 of 22 passes (72.7%) for 154 yards (7.0 yards per target) and a touchdown from Foles, whose 107.0 passer rating when targeting Agholor was only 3.7 points lower than Wentz's 110.7. But Tennessee is getting even more points!

This brings the theme of the week full circle.

I expect Pittsburgh's defense to do a better job against Leonard Fournette than they did earlier this year. That seems to be the case Saturday in Philadelphia, which makes it time to strike.

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