Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of National Football League playoffs

Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of National Football League playoffs

Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of National Football League playoffs

Los Angeles was a 2.5-point underdog against the Ravens on Sunday, but bottled Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson for much of the afternoon.

The Chargers led 23-3 before the Ravens scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and had a chance to take the lead.

— Andrew Luck, Colts, threw two touchdown passes and finished 19 of 32 for 222 yards with an interception in Indianapolis' 21-7 victory at Houston.

Tune in to Sunday's Patriots-Chargers divisional round clash on WBZ-TV - the flagship station of the New England Patriots!

The NFL's Wild Card weekend kicks off today with a pair of intriguing Saturday matchups.

Going over 6.5 wins for the Indianapolis Colts, which finished 10-6, and under 8.5 wins for the San Francisco 49ers, which were 4-12, were also easy cashes, but Jacksonville was the only team to come through by four wins.

The Patriots have won the AFC East 10 consecutive seasons, and are a formidable foe at home, but the Chargers will have few fears about traveling, beaten only once on the road all season, and that was against the LA Rams. There's certainly a case to be made that this was the quarterback's worst game of the 2018 season, but was also his first real action since a torn ACL a year ago. Anything can happen in January, as evidenced by the last time two of these teams - the Cowboys and Seahawks - met in the playoffs all the way back in 2006. He took to Instagram to share how excited he is to battle Rivers and the Chargers with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line.

The Seahawks went for it on fourth-and-5 from the Dallas 39 in their first possible field-goal situation of the second half, converting on Russell Wilson's 22-yard pass to Doug Baldwin. Seattle's 24-22 loss at Dallas ended a run of nine straight victories in playoff openers.

His composure, however, will be put to the test in his first career playoff start on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Elias Sports Bureau said it was the longest streak in National Football League history. Towards the end of the season, the Chargers were arguably more deserving of the AFC West title than the Kansas City Chiefs were. The Browns were bound to fall under their win total for the 10 time in 11 seasons after starting 2-6-1.

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