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2017 NFL playoffs: Key information for the Divisional Round Saturday games

The Falcons and Seahawks offer a great matchup, while the Patriots prepare to blow out the Texans.

Atlanta Falcons v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

One of these game matters a great deal more than the other, but there are two Divisional Round games happening today, and you’re going to want to know how to watch each one.

The first, obviously, pits the Falcons against the Seahawks. Atlanta rolled over the NFL thanks to one of the best offenses in NFL history and wound up as the #2 seed in the NFC. The Seahawks stumbled down the stretch thanks in part to injuries, particularly with Earl Thomas out for the rest of the year, but remain one of the NFL’s most lethal defenses. It will be a contrast of styles and strengths in this matchup, but I’m hopeful the Falcons can keep that offense clicking and win this one. I’ve got them doing so by a score of 31-28.

On the AFC side, you have the Patriots and the Texans. The Pats are once again prohibitive favorites in the AFC, and this Texans team is going to need the performance of a lifetime to get by them. Let’s see if they have it in them, but I doubt it. Let’s say New England by a score of 27-17.

Here’s highlights for each game.

NFC Divisional Round

What: Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

When: Saturday, January 14, 4:35 p.m. EST

Channel: FOX

SB Nation Sites: The Falcoholic (HEY!) | Field Gulls

AFC Divisional Round

What: Houston Texans @ New England Patriots

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

When: Saturday, January 7, 8:15 p.m. EST

Channel: CBS

SB Nation Sites: Pats Pulpit | Battle Red Blog