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The NFL Playoffs begin on Saturday, with the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Houston Texans, followed by the Seattle Seahawks visiting the Dallas Cowboys. On Sunday, it’s the Los Angeles Chargers against the Baltimore Ravens, then the Chicago Bears host the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The most intriguing of the eight x-factors this weekend might be seen in Chicago. Philadelphia will need a stellar performance from the offensive line, to contain the Bears’ superstar linebacker, Khalil Mack, and mount a title defense.
Staying with Philadelphia, the most pressing injury concern this weekend will be the condition of last year’s Super Bowl MVP, quarterback Nick Foles. Elsewhere, Chargers’ running back Melvin Gordon was a full participant in practice, after tweaking his ankle last week in Denver.
Your regular season may be over, but that doesn’t mean fantasy football has to be. With an increasing number of players opting for the postseason challenges, here are some tips and tricks to win under any format.
Those interested in gaming of a different sort might want to take the over in the Chargers-Ravens game. All four games are predicted to be close, which would be a welcome change compared to the college football semifinals.