The last two spots in the conference championship games will be determined as the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs concludes on Sunday, Jan. 13. The first game pits a wild-card winner with a better record against a team that's no stranger to playing in the Super Bowl. The second game is a regular-season rematch of a contest that ended up being a 41-point blowout.
Sunday's action kicks off with the Los Angeles Chargers looking for a second straight road win in these playoffs. But after taking down Baltimore last week, Los Angeles is tasked with beating a New England team that hasn't lost many home playoff games during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.
The second game pits Philadelphia against New Orleans for the second time this season. The Eagles are flying high after last week's 16-15 win in Chicago but now get the top-seeded Saints in the Superdome. This was the same matchup back in Week 11, a game that New Orleans won 48-7.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Sunday, Jan. 13.
1:05 p.m. ET on CBS — Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Why You Should Watch: The Chargers looked impressive last week in beating the Ravens 23-17 in Baltimore. However, facing rookie Lamar Jackson and five-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady are two entirely different challenges, even if Brady is not playing at an MVP level right now. New England is 19-3 at home in the playoffs under Bill Belichick while the Chargers haven't made it past the Divisional Round since the 2007 season.
Spread: Patriots -4
4:40 p.m. ET on FOX — Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans
Why You Should Watch: These teams met in Week 11 and to say it didn't go the Eagles' way would be putting it kindly. The Saints outgained Philadelphia 546 to 196 as they routed the Eagles 48-7 victory. The defending Super Bowl champions are hoping to survive and advance behind postseason wizard Nick Foles, who led his team to a 16-15 victory in Chicago last week despite throwing two interceptions. New Orleans got last week off and didn't play many of its starters in a Week 17 loss to Carolina but focus shouldn't be an issue for a Saints team that got a close look at what they are playing for from head coach Sean Payton earlier this week. The key in this game could be how the Eagles' rushing attack fares against a New Orleans defense that finished the regular season ranked second against the run.
Spread: Saints -8