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Sport 2018 NFL playoffs: Half of Championship Sunday set

08:20  14 january  2018
08:20  14 january  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

NFL playoff schedule 2017-18: Conference championship brackets

  NFL playoff schedule 2017-18: Conference championship brackets Here is the 2017-18 NFL playoff schedule with game times, TV channels and more.The wild-card round of the NFL playoff schedule features six teams that didn't make the postseason last year — only the Chiefs and Falcons are returning contenders. The Titans, Rams, Bills, Jaguars, Panthers and Saints are the relative newcomers hoping to advance to Round 2. In total, including the Eagles and Vikings, there are eight new playoff teams this year, tied for the most in a single season (2003) since the NFL adopted the 12-team playoff format in 1990.

2018 NFL playoffs : Half of Championship Sunday set The No. 1 seeds held Saturday as the Patriots and Eagles advanced to their respective conference

Sunday 's two NFL divisional playoff games will determine their opponents. The Patriots sealed a spot in their seventh straight AFC championship game by cruising to a 35-14 win over the Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

The No. 1 seeds held Saturday as the Patriots and Eagles advanced to their respective conference championship games.

Sunday's two NFL divisional playoff games will determine their opponents. The Jaguars and Steelers will tangle in Pittsburgh for the right to face New England while the Eagles await the Saints-Vikings winner.

The Patriots sealed a spot in their seventh straight AFC championship game by cruising to a 35-14 win over the Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The Patriots (14-3) will host next Sunday's AFC tile game against either the Jaguars or Steelers, who play Sunday at Heinz Field (1:05 p.m. ET, CBS).

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The Jaguars and Steelers will tangle in Pittsburgh for the right to face New England while the Eagles await the Saints-Vikings winner.

Sunday 's two NFL divisional playoff games will determine their opponents. The Patriots sealed a spot in their seventh straight AFC championship game by cruising to a 35-14 win over the Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

New England got homefield advantage by way of a controversial 27-24 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh Dec. 17.

a group of people wearing military uniforms: From left: Nick Foles, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees © (Getty Images) From left: Nick Foles, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees

The Steelers (13-3) would like to avenge that loss, but in order to do so, will have to beat a Jaguars team that walloped them back on Oct. 8. The Jaguars (11-6), who had the AFC's best defense, intercepted Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times in the 30-9 victory at Heinz Field. The Steelers will likely try to establish running back Le'Veon Bell early in order to free up passing lanes for Roethlisberger, who will have Antonio Brown at wide receiver. Brown will play for the first time since suffering a calf injury early in the loss to the Patriots.

NFL playoffs 2018: Conference championship odds, point spreads

  NFL playoffs 2018: Conference championship odds, point spreads New England is a big favorite again. Philadelphia is a home underdog again. The early lines for Championship Sunday.New England, naturally, is a big favorite to beat upstart Jacksonville in the AFC championship game Jan. 21 in Foxborough, Mass. The early lines in Las Vegas on Sunday had the Pats favored by nine over the Jaguars, who upset the Steelers on Sunday in the divisional round. The over-under (total points) was set at 48.

Sunday 's two NFL divisional playoff games will determine their opponents. The Patriots sealed a spot in their seventh straight AFC championship game by cruising to a 35-14 win over the Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

All the scheduling information you need for the NFL playoffs you can get right here. by John Breech. @johnbreech. Feb 4, 2018 • 5 min read. Super Bowl LII on Sunday features a 2005 rematch of the to hold off the host Steelers in a back-and-forth second half to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

The Saints (12-5) will head to Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium — the site of Super Bowl 52 — to take on the Vikings (13-3) for the right to face the Eagles next week. Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game (4:40 p.m. ET, Fox) is another rematch, though each team is quite different. When the Vikings dealt the Saints a 29-19 defeat in Week 1, the Saints had Adrian Peterson as their starting running back. The Vikings offense was led by quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook. Peterson was traded to Arizona and Bradford and Cook were both placed on injured reserve early in the season.

Bradford is back on the Vikings active roster, as of Saturday, but Case Keenum will start after throwing for 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has filled in nicely for Cook. Murray ran for 842 yards and eight scores during the regular season.

Drew Brees expects to re-sign with Saints

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NFL . AFC Championship Game 2018 . After Sunday , we’ll know who the final two are. The Patriots first face the Jaguars for the AFC Championship at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS.

Predicting Second Half All-Stars. 5 days ago. NFC Wild Card Playoffs : Atlanta at L.A. Rams. Falcons 26-13. NBC. Wild Card Weekend: Sunday , Jan. FOX. Conference Championships : Sunday , Jan. 21.

The Vikings had the NFL's best defense, and it will be tested by a dynamic Saints offense with plenty of options for quarterback Drew Brees. It starts with the running back tandem of Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara. Both were selected to the Pro Bowl after Ingram ran for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns and Kamara added 728 yards and eight scores. Both players eclipsed 1,500 scrimmage yards as Ingram added 48 catches for 416 yards while Kamara, who will likely be named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, had 81 receptions for 826 yards and five touchdowns.

While Minnesota's chance of staying at home for the entire postseason was dashed when the Falcons failed to knock off the Eagles, the Vikings still have a chance at history. If they can reach the Super Bowl, the Vikings would become the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl inside their own stadium.

Super Bowl LII: Pac-12 leads the way with most players participating .
Total of 29 players from Eagles and Pats are products of Pac-12 schools.It’s a nice hat tip the Pacific 12 Conference.

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