This week's game will mark the fourth meeting between the Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers, as the Chargers were located in Los Angeles during their first season of play in 1960 before moving back to Los Angles prior to the 2017 season. And the winners of the first two games hot: the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts. If the unit plays well (as they have for most of this season) and does a consistent job of opening up running lanes for Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead, then the Patriots can wear out the L.A. defense with long, slow, methodical scoring drives. This is the early game on the second day of the divisional round with the New Orleans Saints hosting the late afternoon game. Prescott completed 22 of 33 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown and also scored the decisive TD on a 1-yard run with 2:08 remaining.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys hung on for a 24-22 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.More news: Nishikori ends three-year wait for title with Brisbane triumph
The Indianapolis Colts, as Seattle pulled in by a Wildcard in the Playoffs in the first round, and significantly fewer problems than Dallas. It was the first playoff win for Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott on their second try after losing a divisional game as rookies two years ago. The Pats will have a tough task at hand Sunday, as the Chargers should give them a game.
But the missing kicker left the Seahawks no good options on an onside kick with 1:18 remaining.More news: Brahim Diaz vows to give all after ‘dream’ Real Madrid move
Brady and Rivers had very similar numbers on the year in terms of touchdowns, passing yards, and interceptions - though Rivers' completion percentage and overall quarterback rating surpassed Brady's.
Dak Prescott rallied the Dallas Cowboys to an National Football League playoff victory over Seattle on Saturday, while Andrew Luck powered the Indianapolis Colts into the second round with a victory at Houston. The Colts meet on Saturday on the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 2001, New England has only missed the playoffs twice, and during that span, they've won five Super Bowls and eight AFC championship games.More news: Trump to visit border amid shutdown, battle over wall