The NFL playoffs begin Saturday with a pair of Wild Card Weekend games. Let's break down the games for you.
When: 4:35 p.m. ET
Records: Cardinals, 11-5 (No. 5 seed); Panthers, 7-8-1 (No. 4 seed)
Odds: Carolina -6
Arizona enters the game as the road team despite having the better record. The Cardinals tied a franchise record with 11 victories, but will be trying to win a playoff game away from home with third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley at the controls thanks to injuries to Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. Lindley played three games, starting two. He completed 45-of-93 passes (48.4 percent), with two touchdowns, four interceptions and a 56.8 rating. The Cardinals lost both of his starts.
"It's a whole new season now," says Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. "We're all 0-0 and we're in the tournament. We're going to get ready for this playoff game. We're not planning on being one-and-done."
The Panthers won the NFC South win a sub-.500 record, but won their final four games, outscoring opponents 111-43.
"We put ourselves in this position by playing the way we did in December," said Carolina coach Ron Rivera. "We've won the NFC South two years in a row and that's something to build on as we move forward as a football team."
Ed says: You have to feel badly for Arizona, but there is no way you can pick the Cardinals to win a road playoff game with Lindley at quarterback. Pick: Panthers
When: 8:15 p.m.
Records: Ravens, 10-6 (No. 6 seed); Steelers, 11-5 (No. 3 seed)
Odds: Steelers -3
The big story here is that star running back Le'Veon Bell of the Steelers won't play Saturday due to a knee injury. Bell gained 1,361 yards this season.
"Anything can happen when you get into the playoffs," says Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
The Steelers went 4-0 in December and clinched the AFC North with a 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular-season finale.
"Hopefully the journey is not over," said Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "We're still going."
Ed says: The Steelers should still be going after Saturday. Even without Bell I think they have enough to win this one. It is just hard to trust the Ravens on the road here. Pick: Steelers