Divisional Playoff Football Games and Match-ups

2016 football playoffs

2016 football playoffs

Four football teams were able to make it past the Wild Card weekend, but now move on to face some heavy competition during the Divisional playoffs being played this weekend. The games will be close, as each team has their strengths, whether it is a great offense or defense in their favor. Check out the match-ups between the eight teams and see which ones you would pick to win.

Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots

It is going to be a great game, but it could work out in favor of the Chiefs, as the Patriots will be playing with a few injured players that are key to their success. Quarterback Tom Brady will be playing with a high-ankle sprain, and wide receiver Julian Edelman with a broken foot, and with a few other unhealthy players. However, the Chiefs will also have a few missing players including, WR Jeremy Maclin and RB Spencer Ware due to ankle injuries. The Patriots are still the favorites to win, but with the Chiefs winning 11 consecutive games, they will be out for blood.

Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals

This would be a tough match-up for any team, as the Packers face off against the top favorite in the NFL, the Cardinals. The main reason is that during the regular season they proved they were Super Bowl material, and leading the league in offense, and having the fifth best defense doesn’t hurt either. Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the offense needs to play their best if they hope to score against the Cardinals.

Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers

A battle between giants will be played, as both the Seahawks and Panthers have a mighty lineup. Seahawks have: Thomas Rawls, Marshawn Lynch, and Russell Wilson at the front, while the Panthers come in with Jonathan Stewart and their amazing all-rounder, Cam Newton. Each team have impressive defenses, but in the end, whichever team has more possession will end up winning this game. In that respect, the Seahawks are at a disadvantage with the amount of turnovers they manage to win. The Panthers go into this game with a +20 turnover ratio, making them a force to reckon with.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos

The game no one wants to talk about. The Steelers have had an up-and-down season, and with their performance last week, they need to get their act together or this will be as far as they get this season. The Broncos started out the season with a punch, but performance steadily decreased near the end. So, it will be anyone’s best guess as to who will win this game. The Steelers battered offense or the Broncos somewhat reliable defense. Let’s hope Peyton Manning doesn’t choke and end the football season in defeat.

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