The bye week is over. As the NFC’s top-seeded team, the Philadelphia Eagles, begin their quest for the second Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, we bid a short-term farewell to six teams that saw their hopes of Super Bowl glory end on Super Wild Card Weekend. The NFL Divisional Round schedule is firmly set in place.
The Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers now turn their pages to next season. We’ve now reached the NFL’s version of the ‘Elite Eight’ as four games, including Philly’s clash with the hated New York Giants, are on our horizon. Consider this your official guide to the games.
NFL Divisional Round Schedule: How to watch NFL Playoffs this weekend
Everything kicks off on Saturday. As mentioned, the NFL Divisional Round schedule features the Birds’ clash with Big Blue. That one is preceded by a coaching duel between former Eagles head coach Andy Reid and his first starting quarterback in Philadelphia, Doug Pederson.
The latter is the only man walking that can say he was the head coach of Philly’s first Super Bowl-winning team. The Bengals/Bills and Cowboys/49ers tilts will be played on Sunday. All four games are must-see television. They can be streamed live on various platforms including our personal favorite, fuboTV. They have a free trial available if you’re signing up as a new user.
The stage is set. Everyone will be watching. Consider this your official guide to the game.
Saturday, January 21st
Here’s a teacher versus student matchup two times over. As mentioned, Doug Pederson was Andy Reid’s first starting quarterback as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Doug also spent time as one of Big Red’s assistants in both Philly and Kansas City.
Can the Jags do the unthinkable and pull off the upset?
The Eagles and Giants meet for the 181st time on Saturday evening. Philly has taken 24 of the last 30 meetings and there isn’t a Birds fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that wouldn’t love to see Philadelphia continue its success.
Sunday, January 22nd
The nightmarish ending to their most recent meeting has given way to hope and tons of smiling people as Damar Hamlin’s health continues to improve. This time, Cincy travels to Buffalo to challenge the second-seeded Bills and more than 71,000 members of their Mafia.
All is right with the football universe. The Niners and Cowboys meet during the NFL Playoffs to play a football game. Will the Cowboys capitalize on their Wild Card Round win and turn the stagecoach containing Cinderella a.k.a Brock Purdy into a pumpkin, or will San Fran continue their winning ways in front of the home-town fans? We won’t have to wait much longer to learn the answer.