NFL Divisional Weekend Pre-Gamin': Chargers at Patriots (12:05 CT), Eagles at Saints (3:40 CT)

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NFL Divisional Weekend Pre-Gamin’: Chargers at Patriots (12:05 CT), Eagles at Saints (3:40 CT)

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy was speaking for all of us when he sent this tweet while watching last night’s NFC Divisional Round playoff matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys.

After spending last night watching the team the Bears would have played had they won on Wild-Card Weekend, Bellamy and friends are stuck watching the team that sent them packing for the offseason.

Yeah, I can see why you’d want to stay away from this slate of games. But they should provide some Sunday afternoon entertainment. Besides, watching playoff football without being stressed or emotionally attached to the outcome can be fun.

The show goes on! Here is a look at today’s Divisional Round contests.

Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round Game

Los Angeles Chargers (12-4, 2nd AFC West) at New England Patriots (11-5, 1st AFC East) – 12:05 p.m. CT, CBS

Site: Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

Referee and crew: Rob Torbert (referee), Rich Hall (umpire), Mark Steinkerchner (line judge), Brad Rogers (field judge), Scott Edwards (side judge), Dino Paganelli (back judge), Sarah Thomas (down judge)

Odds: Patriots (-4.5), Over/Under 48 via the Westgate Superbook.


Chargers Anthony Lynn (21-12) vs. Patriots Bill Belichick (261-123)

Starting Quarterbacks

Chargers: Philip Rivers: 4,308 yards, 32 TD, 12 Int, 68.3 completion pct., 105.5 rating


Patriots: Tom Brady: 4,355 yards, 29 TD, 11 Int, 65.5 completion pct., 97.7 rating

Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round Game

Philadelphia Eagles (9-7, 2nd NFC East) at New Orleans Saints (13-3, 1st NFC South) – 3:40 p.m. CT, FOX

Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Referee and crew: Carl Cheffers (referee), Barry Anderson (umpire), Jeff Bergman (line judge), John Jenkins (field judge), Jonah Monroe (side judge), Perry Paganelli (back judge), Ed Camp (down judge)

Odds: Saints (-8), Over/Under 51.5 via the Westgate Superbook.


Eagles Doug Pederson (29-19) vs. Saints Sean Payton (118-74)

Starting Quarterbacks

Eagles: Nick Foles: 1,413 yards, 7 TD, 4 Int, 72.3 completion pct., 96.0 rating


Saints: Drew Brees: 3,992 yards, 32 TD, 5 Int, 74.4 completion pct., 115.7 rating

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Author: Luis Medina

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