NFL Playoff Preview 2016: Looking Ahead to the Divisional Round

January 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first round of the 2016 NFL playoffs wrapped up Sunday evening, and what a weekend it was. Two of this season's most dramatic games were from the Wild Card Round. Now the attention shifts as the top seeds know who they’ll be hosting this weekend.
The NFC showed its depth as the Seattle Seahawks escaped from Minnesota with a one-point victory over the Vikings, and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Redskins in Washington. Their next opponents will be the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals, respectively.
On the other side of the bracket, the AFC is struggling. Injuries and inconsistent quarterback play are not usually in the recipe for a Super Bowl contender, but every team except Kansas City—Denver, New England and Pittsburgh—limped into the playoffs. That could mean a highly entertaining set of games is coming in the divisional round.
Let’s preview the second round of the NFL playoffs and try to make some sense of a zany Wild Card Weekend...

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