No more rest for the Kansas City Chiefs (AFC No. 1) and the Green Bay Packers (NFC No. 1). Both teams will make their 2021 NFL playoff debut next weekend during the Divisional Round.
Believe it or not, the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills are still alive. Last week, the Browns got their first playoff victory since 1994, while the Bills got their first Playoffs victory since 1995.
NFL Divisional Playoffs Matchups Overview
The NFL Divisional Playoffs include just one divisional matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints. That’s right, Tom Brady vs Drew Brees; possibly for the last time (Brees is expected to retire at the end of the postseason).
On Saturday, the best NFL defense (Los Angeles Rams) will face one of the best offenses (Green Bay Packers). Also, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will collide against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will try to dethrone the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to beat the New Orleans Saints for the first time since 2018.
We have you covered with the latest news, stats, info and NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds for all matchups.
NFL Games of the Week
All NFL Divisional Playoffs games have something special, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints have some extra ingredients, including the oldest quarterback matchup in NFL history.
Tom Brady is 43 years old, while Drew Brees turns 42 on Friday. That’s right, 85 years combined, and both are still capable of dominating from the pocket.
Without further ado, here are our BetUS Games of the Week for the NFL Divisional Playoffs. All game preview odds are as of writing.
Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers (-7)January 16, 4:35pm
The Los Angeles Rams dominated Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks during the Wild Card Weekend. Aaron Donald finished with two sacks (the team finished with five), and they also got one interception.
There’s no doubt that the Rams’ strength comes from their defense, but Jared Goff should be in better shape for next Saturday. Alongside Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Cam Akers he could do some damage to a pretty weak Green Bay Packers secondary.
The Rams are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games on the road.
Aaron Rodgers is probably winning the MVP award. The veteran QB has been sensational from day one, even without Davante Adams. But there’s no doubt that Rodgers-Adams is one of the best QB-WR duos in the league (Adams vs Jalen Ramsey should be a very good matchup).
Don’t forget about the Packers’ backfield. Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon can carry the load if needed.
The Packers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games played in January.
Los Angeles beat Green Bay 29-27 the last time they met (2018). Aaron Rodgers threw for 286 yards and one touchdown, while Jared Goff threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns.
Buffalo Bills (-2½)January 16, 8:15pm ET
Lamar Jackson is not the best passing QB in the league, but arguably he’s the best running QB in the league. That’s how he led the Baltimore Ravens to a victory against the Tennessee Titans last weekend, his first playoff victory.
Jackson is not alone. Baltimore’s backfield is very good thanks to J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.
The Ravens defense is also very good. They managed to limit Derrick Henry to just 40 yards in 18 attempts.
Baltimore are 4-1 SU in their last five games against Buffalo.
The Bills are for real. Josh Allen finished their Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts with 378 total yards and three total touchdowns. He can also be a real threat on the ground.
Stefon Diggs has been sensational; Diggs vs Marcus Peters should be very fun. Gabriele Davis has become their No. 2 receiver, but don’t forget about Cole Beasley and John Brown; they might be small, but they are very fast.
Buffalo lost RB Zack Moss due to injury. They plan to sign veteran Devonta Freeman to their practice squad.
The Bills are 6-0 SU in their last six games at home.
Last season, the Ravens beat the Bills 24-17. Lamar Jackson threw for 145 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while Josh Allen threw for 146 yards and one touchdown.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds.
Kansas City Chiefs (-10)January 17, 3:05pm ET
The Browns shocked the world with a 48-37 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baker Mayfield finished with 263 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Kareem Hunt finished with 48 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Jarvis Landry has been sensational, but Mayfield has found a new reliable ally in TE Austin Hooper.
The Browns defense finished with four interceptions, but they need to be better when capturing the QB, especially against Patrick Mahomes.
Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last six games on the road.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are very well rested, because he didn’t even play in Week 17 (Travis Kelce didn’t play either).
Kansas City have too many offensive weapons, and rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire should be back to help from the backfield.
The Chiefs are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Kansas City haven’t lost in their last three games against the Browns. The last time they met (2018), the Chiefs won 37-21; Patrick Mahomes threw for 375 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while Baker Mayfield threw for 297 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints (-3)January 17, 6:40pm ET
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice during the regular season. First, 34-23 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome; later 38-3 at Raymond James Stadium.
Tom Brady has thrown 14 touchdown passes and just one interception in the Buccaneers’ last five games. Mike Evans, Chris Goodwin and Antonio Brown have been sensational, and Cameron Brate has become a real threat.
Tampa Bay’s defense suffered a lot against Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team. Todd Bowles (defensive coordinator) has a lot of adjustments to do in order to have a chance against Brees and company.
That’s right, the Saints are so much more than Brees. Offensively, they also have Alvin Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders, Latavius Murray and Jared Cook. PLus superstar Michael Thomas returned last week, and he finished with five receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, they limited the Chicago Bears to just nine points. Yes, Mitchell Trubisky is no Tom Brady, but they also limited David Montgomery to just 31 rushing yards.
The Saints are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home (they lost 32-29 against the Kansas City Chiefs), but the Buccaneers are 6-0 SU in their last six games on the road.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Divisional Playoffs Odds.
NFL Divisional Playoff News
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NFL Divisional Playoff Picks
After an in-depth analysis of the odds alongside the latest NFL Divisional Playoff News, our panel of experts share their betting predictions for all NFL Divisional Playoff matchups. Here’s the rundown.
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