Watch out, though. Here come the road-tested Baltimore Ravens for a divisional game Saturday.
The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers head into the NFC divisional playoffs with distinct injuries. The Packers are playing with a hurt quarterback and the Cowboys head in a banged up defense. Here is the Cowboys vs. Packers injury report.
In the playoffs, it’s important for a team to have all their playmakers. That’s why earning a first-round bye, like the Denver Broncos did, can set a squad up for success.
The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.
The Green Bay Packers begin their playoff season against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field and Aaron Rodgers will be a part of it. The MVP favorite quarterback has been nursing a strained calf to his left leg. The Packers list five players on their injury report and the Cowboys list 12 players on theirs.
The Carolina Panthers got through the Wild Card round of the playoffs and are now faced with the defending Super Bowl champions in the divisional round. Luckily, their injuries are nothing but a handful as everyone is needed for the match-up with the Seattle Seahawks.
We love the NFL because it’s mostly a meritocracy, which brings us to the divisional round, the top shelf of football delicacies.
Drawing on the knowledge he gained over 35 years as a football coach, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees showed his creativity and expertise this season in putting together a unit that sustained its hard-hitting reputation despite several key injuries and the suspension of Haloti Ngata.
Seattle must make the most of their home-field advantage against the Panthers.
The Ravens are a game away from the AFC Championship. Standing in their way are the New England Patriots. The Ravens have had success against them in the past, but both teams have changed a great deal since then.