The 2017 NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round was...well, it wasn’t exactly a nailbiting classic weekend of playoff NFL football.
So perhaps today will kick off a more memorable round of football. We’ve got an interest contest pitting arguably the NFL’s best offense against arguably the NFL’s best defense. Follow that up with arguably the NFL’s best quarterback in history going up against the least talented team left in the postseason.
It bills well. Will it deliver?
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
4:35pm ET - FOX
Look, as a Rams fan, it’s easy to root against the Seahawks in any game, let alone a playoff game. Throw in Julio Jones in his first playoff game as the Falcons return to the postseason for the first time since 2012 with Ludacris dropping in on halftime while the internet begs for Future, the former beau of Ciara who is now married to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson?
Here’s to the Dirty Birds.
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
8:15pm ET - CBS
The most lopsided game of the playoffs comes in the second set as Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien takes on his mentor in Patriots HC Bill Belichick (the first game features a similar mentor/mentee face off in Seahawks HC Pete Carroll going up against his former protege Falcon HC Dan Quinn).
The biggest David v. Goliath matchup is at the sport’s most important position with Texans QB Brock Osweiler forced to keep up with Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Good luck with that.