Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET
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- The Chiefs, on the other hand, went from relying heavily on a dominant defense in the first half of the season to opening up the offense for a string of shootouts after the Week 10 bye. They scored just seven points in the last game in which the starters played. Who is this team?
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
Saturday, 8:10 p.m. ET
- The Saints finished the season 8-0 at home and 3-5 on the road. Their average home game resulted in a 34-16 victory, whereas their average road game was a 22-18 defeat. This is a different team outside the Superdome.
- After going 14 months without a home victory of their own, the Eagles have won four consecutive games at Lincoln Financial Field. Outside of the 49ers, the Eagles are the hottest team in the league, having notched seven victories in their last eight games. Nick Foles has been held under a 100.0 passer rating just once in that stretch.
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET
- The Chargers are another team with a changing identity. Whereas the offense relied heavily on Philip Rivers' arm early in the season, Ryan Mathews has carried the load with an average of 25 touches and 120 yards per game since Week 11. A defense that surrendered at least 25 points six times in the first 11 games has held opponents to an average of 18 during the 4-1 stretch to close out the regular season.
- Something has to give with a few conflicting Bengals streaks. They have yet to lose at Paul Brown Stadium this season, averaging a whopping 42 points in their last five home games. On the other hand, this franchise hasn't won a postseason game since a 41-14 victory over the Houston Oilers 24 years ago. Andy Dalton won't get the credit his coaching staff feels he deserves until he gets the playoff monkey off his back.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET
- Speaking of rematches, these two teams square off for third time in the past 12 months. Colin Kaepernick hasn't topped 90 rushing yards in a game since turning in a record 181 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in an electric performance last January.