The divisional round of the 2019 NFL playoffs kicks off Saturday. Here is a look at the Saturday matchups.
Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
Game time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
TV Channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Radio: WESTWOOD ONE: Ryan Radtke, Trent Green, Laura Okmin | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (Ind), 83 (KC) | XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Ind), 225 (NE)
Referee: John Hussey
Odds: Chiefs -5
Coming off a dominant 21-7 victory over the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts face off against the AFC’s No.1 seed, the Kansas City Chiefs. Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Houston. Running back Marlon Mack rushed for 148 yards and one touchdown. The Colts have been hot over the course of the last five weeks, going 5-0 in that span.
Kansas City is led by MVP front runner and second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Bursting onto the scene, Mahomes became the second player ever to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Along with the help of receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce, Mahomes paved the way for the Chiefs to lead the NFL in total offense per game (425.6).
Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: LA Memorial Coliseum
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers
Radio: WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Kugler, Kurt Warner, Scott Kaplan | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (Dal), 83 (LAR) | XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Dal), 225 (LAR)
Referee: John Parry
Odds: Rams -7
America’s Team takes on the explosive Los Angeles Rams, a matchup that features two of the NFL’s best running backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley. The Dallas Cowboys outlasted the Seattle Seahawks in the the Wild Card round with a 24-22 win. Elliott led the NFL in rushing yards in 2019 with 1,434. Dallas also boasts one of the most stout run defenses in the league.
Guiding his team to the playoffs in his first two years, head coach Sean McVay orchestrated an offense that led the NFC in total offense with 421.1 yards per game. The Rams have won the NFC West two years in a row.