Two down, two to go with the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens moved on, as did the San Francisco 49ers. Now the Sunday schedule features a rematch of the New England patriots and Houston Texans, while the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson.
Game: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, Janury 13
Time: 1:00 PM (ET) (11AM Arizona time)
Broadcast: FOX: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin & Chris Myers (Field reporters). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Sea.), 86 (Atl.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Sea.), 226 (Atl.).
Line: Falcons, 3.0
Here the storyline is whether the Atlanta Falcons can get that elusive playoff victory with Matt Ryan at quarterback. For Seattle, it will be how rookie Russell Wilson plays again. Seattle has the size in the secondary to match up with the big, physical receivers of the Falcons.
Game: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, January 13
Time: 4:30 PM (ET) (2:30PM Arizona time)
Broadcast: CBS (4:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Lewis Johnson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 86 (NE). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (NE).
Line: Patriots, 9.5
There really is no one that is giving the Texans a chance. They were obliterated by the Patriots earlier this season and New England was without Rob Gronkowski. Tom Brady still playing at an exceptional level. The Texans are suffering the loss of Brian Cushing. They limped into the playoffs, but got a wild card weekend victory against the Cincinnatu Bengals.