2011 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Rematches and Threematch Predictions

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In this week’s Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, redemption has become an underlying theme to each of the games slated to take place on Jan. 15 and 16.
By the grace of the football gods, on tap are four specific matchups in which each of the teams are already quite familiar with their opponent. During the regular season, the eight remaining teams left to vie for the Lombardi Trophy have faced next week’s opponents a combined six times.
On Jan. 15, the Baltimore Ravens head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in what will be the most critical of the AFC North archrivals’ three matchups this season. Of course, divisional foes square off twice each regular season in a home-and-away, but when the two teams each win a game, rarely do they get an opportunity to settle their differences with a rubber match in the postseason.
In 2011, a threematch will not only occur in Pittsburgh on Saturday, but also New England on Jan. 16.
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