NFL Divisional Round Sunday Pre-Gamin': Browns at Chiefs (2:05 CT), Buccaneers at Saints (5:40 CT)

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NFL Divisional Round Sunday Pre-Gamin’: Browns at Chiefs (2:05 CT), Buccaneers at Saints (5:40 CT)

Chicago Bears

The NFL Playoffs resume with the other half of the bracket.

Does anyone think it’s weird that the Packers and Bills get an extra day of rest compared to their respective NFC and AFC counterparts? For the sake of a level playing field, shouldn’t both conferences play their games on the same day? If you’re going to stagger games, doesn’t it make sense to play both No. 1 seeds on the same day?

I’m the only person thinking of this, aren’t I?

AFC Game #2

Cleveland Browns (11-5, 3rd AFC North) at Kansas City Chiefs (14-2, 1st AFC West), 2:05 p.m. CT, CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Jay Feely, Evan Washburn, Tracy Wolfson), Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green)

Site: Arrowhead Stadium; Kansas City, Mo.

Referee and crew: Clay Martin (referee), Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerod Phillips (down judge), Mark Steinkerchner (line judge), David Meslow (field judge), Allen Baynes (side judge), Greg Steed (back judge), Matt Sumstine (replay official)

Odds: Chiefs (-10), O/U 57 via the DraftKings Sports Book

Coaches

Browns: Kevin Stefanski (11-5) (making playoff coaching debut after missing last week because of COVID-19 protocols)

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Chiefs: Andy Reid (221-130-1 overall, 15-14 playoffs)

Starting Quarterbacks

Browns: Baker Mayfield – 3,563 yards, 26 TD, 8 INT, 62.8 completion pct., 95.9 rating

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Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes – 4,740 yards, 38 TD, 6 INT, 66.3 completion pct., 108.2 rating


NFC Game #2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5, 2nd NFC South) at New Orleans Saints (12-4, 1st NFC South) – 5:40 p.m. CT, FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi), Westwood One (Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker)

Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome; New Orleans

Referee and crew: Shawn Hochuli (referee), Terry Killens (umpire), Sarah Thomas (down judge), Tom Stephan (line judge), Aaron Santi (field judge), Eugene Hall (side judge), Dino Paganelli (back judge), Roddy Ames (replay official)

Odds: Saints (-3), O/U 52 via the DraftKings Sports Book.

Coaches

Buccaneers: Bruce Arians (67-44-1, 2-2 playoffs)

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Saints: Sean Payton (143-91, 9-7 playoffs)

Starting Quarterbacks

Buccaneers: Tom Brady – 4,633 yards, 40 TD, 12 INT, 65.7 completion pct., 102,2 rating

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Saints: Drew Brees – 2,942 yards, 24 TD, 6 INT, 70.5 completion pct., 106.4 rating



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.