NFL Playoffs: All the First Round Matchups

Sunday, 10 Jan, 2021

Alvin Kamara (NFL-high 21 touchdowns) is eligible to return for Sunday's playoff opener after missing the season finale following a positive COVID-19 test.

The Titans pulled out a wild win Sunday over Houston to clinch the AFC South and earn a home game against the Ravens.

Jackson's playoff ledger began with a 23-17 loss to the underdog Los Angeles Chargers in the 2018 playoffs.

The final game in the NFC is a freakish one.

"I don't really care what people have to say", Jackson insisted Wednesday. The bears made the playoffs but I am not sure they can hang with Drew Brees and company. Tom Brady and company get the win, and I definitely believe they will cover the spread.

But what I will do, along with MDS, is make picks for the six games to be played this weekend. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens need to win and are considered 3 point favorites.

Seattle was able to turn things around defensively, leading the National Football League in scoring defence over the final eight games of the season, but the elephant in the room has been the middling play of Russell Wilson. "I said, 'everyone else is staying in?' He said, "Absolutely".

The loss to the Titans had a familiar feeling.

Steve Walsh passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Still, the real person to watch is obviously Henry, who passed the 2,000 yard mark with his 34 carry, 250 yard, 2 touchdown performance against Houston. They were just 1-6 against teams with winning records, and were smoked at home in Week 17 by a quality opponent (Green Bay) in a game that should have decided their playoff fate. There's a great group of young men in there, and we're trying to do things the right way.

"I went up to Doug and asked him if he was taking Hurts out". The Titans handled the Ravens in the postseason past year and took care of business again during the regular season.

The Ravens enter the playoffs on a roll, having won five straight games behind a devastating rushing attack that nobody has slowed down lately.

Jackson has a stellar 30-7 record as a starting quarterback, but an 0-2 record in the playoffs.

This game is going to be fast and with lots of points.

After the very small scale that is his three seasons as a pro, Jackson has a reputation of a player who fails to show up for the big game. "His mindset, the way he thinks, that's not something that's going to weigh him down or effect how he's going to play this game", Andrews said. He was faithful to his team, and always true to himself even if he didn't suffer fools - and Giants fans - easily.Still, even those who didn't see things so Blue will agree on this: For 71 years baseball was a better game because Tommy Lasorda was in it._Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Assocciated Press. "This is a different team with a different mindset, and we're ready to go".

This will be a rare home playoff game for the Titans, the last occurrence coming in the 2008 playoffs and coincidentally Tennessee dropped a 13-10 decision to Baltimore in the Divisional round. That's the best way of turning the page on the narrative that they can't win in the playoffs.

Not only will the Browns be down their head coach, but they'll be down some significant prep, too. Josh Allen, 24, likely would have won the MVP this year if it wasn't for Aaron Rodgers and is on the cusp of his second playoff run as a starter in Buffalo.

It was exciting for the Browns to clinch their first playoff appearance since the 2002 season, but nearly immediately Cleveland's infamous bad luck re-emerged.