Falcons vs. Eagles: 4:35 p.m. on NBC
Titans vs. Patriots: 8:15 p.m. on CBS
Wild Card Weekend consisted of surprising upsets, and the same could happen in the Divisional Round — which starts on Saturday. The Atlanta Falcons will travel to Philadelphia to clash with the Eagles at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC (live stream). After that, the Tennessee Titans will fly to Foxborough for an AFC showdown against the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS (live stream).
No. 6 seed Atlanta is coming off a surprising 26-13 win against the Los Angeles Rams on the road at Memorial Coliseum in the Wild Card Round. The Falcons neutralized the Rams’ top-ranked scoring offense by defending the pass well. They’ll need another strong performance from their defensive backs against the Eagles, the NFC’s No. 1 seed.
The key to containing the Eagles offense is to make quarterback Nick Foles throw the ball more. Foles has struggled — throwing for 202 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions during the last two games of the regular season — after taking over for Carson Wentz, lost for the duration of the season due to tearing his ACL in Week 14.
The Titans, who are the No. 5 seed in the AFC, shocked fans with a comeback victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round. Sophomore running back Derrick Henryexploded for 156 yards rushing yards and a touchdown. He’ll need to have another dominant outing against the Patriots, the AFC’s top seed. Tom Brady and Co. will score points, but the Titans can keep Brady off the field by running the ball and controlling the time of possession. That means Henry has to run the ball well, and quarterback Marcus Mariota has to extend drives and cap them off with touchdowns.