NFL Divisional Round 2017: Everything You Need to Know for Saturday

January 14, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a disappointing opening weekend of playoff football—the average margin of victory was 19 points—the NFL and its fans are ready for a decent matchup or two. 
One might be on its way Saturday when the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks. The day's other game pitting the Houston Texans against the New England Patriots appears like it will be far more lopsided. 
Wild Card Weekend's top storyline was injuries at the game's most important position, but three of the league's best quarterbacks will be on display Saturday. MVP candidates Matt Ryan and Tom Brady will take the field for the first time during the playoffs, and their presence compared to the likes of Connor Cook and Matt Moore will be like upgrading from a Ford Fiesta to a Ferrari.
Four teams will advance to the conference championships and be one step away from an appearance in Super Bowl LI.
Before that happens, however, the divisional round must ensue, and Bleacher Repor...

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