Eight teams remain in the running for a spot in Super Bowl LIII. This weekend’s Divisional Playoffs will determine next week’s Conference Championship games.
Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) (Saturday, NBC, 4:35 PM ET)
The No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs will host the Indianapolis Colts to kick off the Divisional Playoffs. The Chiefs won the AFC West division title for the third consecutive season in 2018 and quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the second player in NFL history with at least 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in a single season. But the Colts lead the postseason series between the two teams (4-0) as they head into their fifth postseason meeting.
Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at Los Angeles Rams (13-3) (Saturday night, FOX, 8:15 PM ET)
The Saturday primetime matchup pits the Los Angeles Rams against the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Cowboys earned their first postseason win since the 2014 season by defeating Seattle 24-22 last week on Wild Card Weekend. They will have their hands full facing a Rams team that led the conference in total offense (421.1 yards per game) and scoring (32.9 points per game) this season.
Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) at New England Patriots (11-5) (Sunday, CBS, 1:05 PM ET)
The New England Patriots will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. The Chargers defeated Baltimore 23-17 last week to advance to the Divisional Playoffs. The Patriots won the AFC East division title for the 10th consecutive season, setting an NFL record for the most consecutive seasons with a playoff berth. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — the NFL’s all-time postseason leader in games played (37), wins (27), completions (920), passing yards (10,226) and touchdown passes (71) — will face off against Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram who had two sacks last week against the Ravens.
Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at New Orleans Saints (13-3) (Sunday, FOX, 4:40 PM ET)
The Divisional Round concludes with a battle between the No. 1 seed New Orleans Saints and the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles, who bested the Chicago Bears in last week’s Wild Card showdown, look to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since the 2003-04 Patriots. Saints quarterback Drew Brees set an NFL single-season record for completion percentage (74.4) and led the league in passer rating (115.7) in 2018.