Sport 2018 NFL playoffs: Half of Championship Sunday set

08:20  14 january  2018
08:20  14 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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.

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

It should not be visible. 2018 NFL Playoffs Set . NFC: Panthers/Saints/Rams at (2) Minnesota (13-3), 4:40 p.m. ET (Fox). Championship Sunday Jan.

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).

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.

That pattern did not carry into 2018 , as both home teams fell on the first day of the NFL Playoffs . Atlanta took the air out in the second half , putting together two impressive drives that lasted over 13 combined minutes in the third quarter. Conference championships : sunday , jan.

also see -> How to Set Up a Football Pool | 2017 NFL Playoff Bracket. The championship Super Bowl 52 game is scheduled for Sunday , February 4, 2018 airing live from the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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.

Jaguars receive booklet on how to defeat Patriots from Jacksonville first graders

  Jaguars receive booklet on how to defeat Patriots from Jacksonville first graders "We're just taking as much advice as we can because we need it," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said during his Thursday news conference.During his Thursday news conference, Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone pulled out a folder filled with notes from the entire first grade at the Bolles School outside the city and said the team received some insight on how to keep New England from returning to the Super Bowl.

The defending NFC champion Jacksonville Jaguars will face the upstart national championship 2018 in an NFC wild-card matchup Atlanta got hot in the second half of the regular season, winning six The NFL playoffs are back in Los Angeles, and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum will play host for the first

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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.

2018 NFC championship game: 10 fast facts for Vikings-Eagles

  2018 NFC championship game: 10 fast facts for Vikings-Eagles Sunday's NFC championship game is a battle of the two best defenses in the NFC. Minnesota had the No. 1 defense in total yards allowed, total yards per game and points allowed per game.Philadelphia's defense was fourth in total yards allowed and points allowed per game. Quarterbacks Nick Foles and Case Keenum have a formidable challenge on their hands in finding ways to score against those units. What is a tougher challenge though is sifting through all the stats and facts leading into Sunday's game, but our friends over at Opta are the best in the business.

2018 NFL playoff schedule from CBSSports. Jan 1, 2017 The NFL officially revealed its playoff schedule Sunday night, highlighted by a Packers-Giants playoff game next Sunday afternoon. Jan 9, 2017 The Divisional Round of the 2017 NFL playoffs is set and all four games feature rematches

Sunday , Jan. 21. AFC Championship Game, 3:05 p.m. ET (CBS, CBS Sports Network). NFC Championship Game, 6:40 p.m. ET (Fox, Fox Sports GO). Schedule set for NFL divisional round of playoffs . NFL Playoff Bracket & Schedule 2018 : Wild Card Saturday.

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.

NFC championship game: Three things to watch in Vikings-Eagles .
The top-seeded Eagles are again home underdogs to the No. 2 Vikings and the NFL’s top defense.The No. 1-seeded Eagles (14-3) were historic home dogs to the sixth-seeded Falcons in their NFC divisional playoff, only to stifle the Atlanta offense in a 15-10 victory.

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