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2023 NFL playoffs bracket: Divisional round odds, schedule, preview as Bengals, Bills face off in AFC showdown

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The Super Wild Card weekend was wild to say the least. On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers scored 25 points in the second half to defeat the rival Seattle Seahawks, with Trevor Lawrence throwing four straight touchdowns from four straight interceptions to complete the third-greatest comeback in NFL history after losing 27.-0 in favor of the Los Angeles Chargers. Sunday was also full of surprises.

Skylar Thompson and the Miami Dolphins scared the Buffalo Bills hard, the New York Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis with a great performance from Daniel Jones, and then the Cincinnati Bengals won a close game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles enter the fray this week in first place. Remember, the first-round bye didn’t quite help the No. 1 seed last year, as both the Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers were upset in the second round of the playoffs. What will happen this year? Below, we’ll cover the NFL round schedule, start times, spreads, and more. We are one more round closer to Super Bowl LVII.

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Everybody NFL odds via Caesars Sportsbook.


(4) Jacksonville Jaguars to (1) Kansas City Chiefs

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When: Saturday 4:30 pm ET
TV SET: NBK | Stream: FuboTV
Line: Chiefs-9, O/U 52

The two teams met in November when the Chiefs defeated the Jaguars 27–17. The Jacksonville defense struggled to stop Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 331 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. However, the Jaguars’ defense has been playing well lately. They scored the game-winning touchdown against the Titans in Week 18 to earn a playoff berth, then held off the Chargers with just three points in the second half on Saturday night as they waited for the offense to get back in shape after a nightmarish start. .

It says something about the Jags that they were able to bounce back and complete the third biggest comeback in NFL postseason history, and Lawrence deserves a lot of credit. In his first seven drives, he completed 5 of 18 passes for 35 yards and four interceptions. In his last five drives, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns to win 31–30.

Looking forward to next weekend, the Jaguars offense can’t afford a slow start against what is statistically the best offense in the league. I hope we’re in for a gunfight in which both attacks traded blows.

(3) Cincinnati Bengals to (2) Buffalo Bills

When: Sunday 3:00 pm ET
TV SET: CBS | Stream: Paramount+
Line: Promissory notes -4, O/U 50

We feel like we’re getting this match. The Bills vs. Bengals was supposed to be the final matchup of Week 17 on Monday night, but everything came to an abrupt halt when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field. Fortunately, he recovered and both teams were able to focus on football. It looks like we had a real shootout before this unfortunate event happened, and now we have a rematch.

The Bills defeated the Dolphins at Super Wild Card Weekend 34-31, but it wasn’t a big win. Despite Skylar Thompson and the Dolphins playing as a third-string rookie quarterback, they went 17-0 in the second quarter and tied the game with 33 seconds to go before the defense recovered a fumble for a touchdown early in the second. half to get 24-20 lead. While Buffalo ended up gutting the win, the Bills were biggest favorites in NFL wild card round history. They certainly didn’t live up to expectations.

Josh Allen threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw for two interceptions and fumbled three times, losing one of them. Buffalo can’t lose a turnover battle against Cincinnati if he wants to make it to the AFC Championship game.

Cincinnati also didn’t put on an incredibly impressive performance at Super Wild Card Weekend as Joe Burrow and Co. defeated the Ravens 24–17. Tyler Huntley and J.K. Dobbins competed with Cinsi, but 98-yard fumble recovery touchdown from Bengals quarterback Sam Hubbard scored the game-winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

Both teams will need to play better moving forward. I’m not sure how many people expected Miami to lose 31 points against Buffalo with a third quarterback, or the Ravens to get 364 yards on offense with an injured quarterback.


(6) New York Giants – Philadelphia Eagles (1)

When: Saturday 8:15 pm ET
TV SET: Fox | Stream: FuboTV
Line: Eagles -7.5, O/A 47.5

Here is the divisional match in the divisional round. The Eagles won the season series with the Giants that year, leading them by 26 points in December, and then Davis Webb had a rematch in the regular season finale, where the Giants ultimately lost 22–16.

The Giants’ offense looked pretty cool in their 31-24 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Daniel Jones became the first player in NFL playoff history to record over 300 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and 70-plus rushing yards in his first postseason start, while Isaiah Hodgins caught eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Saquon Barkley wasn’t bad either, as he recorded 109 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns. Sunday marked the Giants’ first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots on February 5, 2012.

While the Giants were able to take advantage of a poor defense in the first round of the playoffs, next weekend they have a much bigger challenge ahead of them. The Eagles are the only team in the NFL to be in the top three on offense and in the top three on defense as they have looked like an elite team since the start of the 2022 season. Philadelphia is going to be awesome as Jalen Herts takes the field for her second career playoff start.

(5) Dallas Cowboys / (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers in (2) San Francisco 49ers

When: Sunday 6:30 pm ET
TV SET: Fox | Stream: FuboTV
Line: TBD

Decide on Monday.


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