This weekend features four games in the NFL Divisional Playoffs, with the winners advancing to the Conference Championships next week. Here’s a look at the upcoming matchups in store for this exciting week of NFL football.
Bengals vs. Titans
The Cincinnati Bengals are making their first postseason since 2015 and are coming off a win against the Raiders in last week’s Wildcard game 26-19. This will also be their first-ever playoff game against Tennessee.
The Titans have had a week of rest and have key players returning to the lineup. Derrick Henry is back and will play in his first game since October 31.
Tennessee will get the win in a close game.
49ers Get Another Shot at Packers at Lambeau Field
The San Francisco 49ers are looking to be the first road team to win at Lambeau this season. In their first trip here in Week-3, Aaron Rodgers drove the Packers to within field goal range in the final seconds to get the victory on a 51 yarder by Mason Crosby as time ran out.
The Packers are now a much better team than they were at the start of the season. They don’t plan on this game being as close as the last matchup. The Niners need to establish their running attack if they hope to be as competitive in this game and move on to the AFC Championship.
Green Bay will win their ninth home game of the season to move on for another chance at a berth in the Super Bowl.
Rams Looking for Second Win over the Bucs
The Los Angeles Rams are looking to repeat their Week-3 home victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They’re 6-1 in their last seven games and beat the Cardinals in the Wildcard game last week 34-11. The victory was the first-ever for Matthew Stafford in the playoffs.
The Bucs are 8-1 in their last nine games after handing the Philadelphia Eagles a defeat in last week’s playoff game 31-15. They are 7-1 at home this season and hope to move on to their second straight NFC Championship game with a victory.
This game will be hard-fought till the end, with Tampa Bay moving on to the next round.
Buffalo Hopes to Dominate Chiefs a Second Time at Arrowhead
In the Bills’ first game in Kansas City in Week-5, they beat the Chiefs 38-20. Josh Allen threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City had no answer for Allen or the league’s top defense, which held Patrick Mahomes to 272 yards on 33-54 passing. He also threw two interceptions and was sacked twice.
The Buffalo quarterback is coming off probably the best game of his career in last week’s 47-17 blowout of the Patriots, in which he threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns on 21 of 25 passing. If he keeps up this level of play and the Buffalo defense lives up to its number-one ranking, the Chiefs have no chance of winning this game.
Our pick in this NFL game is that Allen will have another big game as the Bills move on to the AFC Championship.