It’s that time of the year, where you look at a wonderful year and start looking for the upcoming year. Or just sit, watch and wager the playoffs.
The wildcard play-offs start 5th January 2019 while the Superbowl final is on February 3rd, 2018. In this article, we will give you a review of all the teams and the chances of winning the biggest tournament in America.
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Wild Card Play-Offs
Before the divisional playoffs kickstart, the Wild Card playoffs will be played to set up the final play-offs.
Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans
The first tie of the playoffs will be played in the NRG Stadium in Houston on the 5th of January at 3.35pm CST.
The game will be referred from the highly esteemed Bill Vinovich and will be shown live on ABC and ESPN.
Indianapolis Colts qualified to the playoffs as wildcards after finishing runners-up against adversaries Houston Texans after winning 10 from 16 games.
With Houston Texans being favorites since they won the group, it should be noted that Houston won just 1 game more than their counterparts. The Texans finished 3rd in their division table.
The odds on Intertops are 1.86 for an Indianapolis win while the Texans are on 1.95.
Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys
Straight after the first tie, the second tie will be between the two NFC sides in the Arlington AT&T stadium at 7.15pm CST.
The game will be live on Fox and will be referred from the experienced Walt Anderson.
Seattle Seahawks qualified as a wildcard in the 5th place and 2nd place to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West after 10 victories from 16.
The Dallas Cowboys won the NFC East however only managed 4th place in the division after having the same record as the Seahawks with 10 victories from 16 games played.
With this tie set out to be mouth opener in January the odds according to Intertops are 1.90 for each as it’s impossible to separate the two sites at this stage.
Los Angeles Chargers v Baltimore Ravens
This tie will be played on the 6th of January 2019 at 1.05 pm CST in the M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore.
Refereed by the former quarterback Clete Blakeman, the game will be also shown live on CBS.
Los Angeles Chargers qualified as a wildcard in the AFC division finishing 5th and 2nd in the AFC West. The chargers can consider themselves unlucky as 12 wins from 16 still weren’t enough to see them through due to the fantastic form of Kansas City Chiefs.
On the other side of the tie, Baltimore Ravens finished the season 4th in the Division and won the AFC North group after 10 victories in 16 games.
Needless to say, the Chargers provide a headache for the Ravens however, Intertops has given them odds even with 1.90 each.
Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears
The last tie of the wild card playoffs will be played on the 6th after the Chargers v Ravens game at 4.40pm CST. The stadium for the champions tie will be Soldier Field, Chicago.
The referee will be Tony Corrente and will be shown live on NBC.
Philadelphia Eagles are the current holders of the Superbowl, however, just qualified as wildcards in the 6th position in the division after just 9 victories in 16 games in the East group.
Chicago Bears won the North group after a fine 12 victories from 16 games which sets a memorable tie, with the eagles being the holders and the Bears playing like champions.
The tie is odds even as Intertops offers odds of 1.90 each. This game is unmissable.
The divisional playoffs will be played on the 12th and 13th January 2019 before the Championship finals on the 20th January 2018. We will be looking at the teams waiting to be paired.
New England Patriots
New England Patriots are the runners-up of last year’s runner-up of the super bowl. Qualified automatically to the playoffs after snatching an impressive 11 wins from 16 games.
The winners of the AFC Wild Card will surely hope that they aren’t paired with the Patriots in the Re-Seeding for a thrilling semi-final in the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough on the 13th January 2019 at 1.05 pm.
Kansas City Chiefs
After bowing out from the competition during the wild card playoffs last year, the fans and the team are looking forward this year to play in the divisional playoffs.
After winning 12 games from 16, the Chiefs has the opportunity to set the NLF alight on the 12th January 2019 at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas.
Los Angeles Rams
Similar to Kansas City Chiefs last year, Los Angeles Rams will be waiting for the Wild Card playoffs to be played as they snatched an incredible 13 wins from 16 to progress automatically to the divisional playoffs.
The Rams will be playing on the 12 January 2019 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 8:15 am.
New Orleans Saints
Having progressed to this round through a wild card playoff last year, New Orleans Saints will have the opportunity to rest before the Divisional Playoff.
13 matches won from 16 meant that New Orleans Saints are automatically qualified for this round and will be hoping that the re-seeding is kind for them so they can go a further step this year by reaching the final.
The match will be played in the Mercedez-Benz Dome in New Orleans on January 13, 2019, at 3.40 pm CST.
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