The schedule for the NFL's Divisional Round Weekend is set. Three of the four games feature rematches from earlier this season.
Here are three quick thoughts on each of the matchups:
Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET
- The Eagles have had one of the weakest home-field advantages in the NFL over the past two seasons. The Seahawks boast the strongest. It's one thing for the Saints to push Philadelphia around in their own house. It's quite another to expect the same at a raucous CenturyLink Field against a Seattle team infamous for its sheer physicality.
- Percy Harvin looms as a wild card for an aerial attack coming off its least effective four-game stretch of the season. He was a full participant in Friday's practice. As long as there is no setback next week, he's a good bet to suit up for Seattle against Rob Ryan's defense.
Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET
- Andrew Luck won't feel sorry for the Pats over their injuries. Since the start of the season, he's lost his top running back (Ahmad Bradshaw), tight end (Dwayne Allen) and wide receiver (Reggie Wayne) to injured reserve. He still rolled up 45 points and 536 yards while growing his legend as the best young comeback artist the NFL has seen.
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET
- The Panthers sacked Colin Kaepernick six times and limited him to 16 rushing yards in the first matchup. The front seven will need another dominant performance to win. Finally over his knee injury, Charles Johnson teamed with Greg Hardy to generate five sacks and eight quarterback hurries in the regular-season finale. It was arguably the duo's finest performance of the season and a positive sign entering the postseason.
Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET
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- The Chargers have found an identity with a precise, ball-control offense and a suddenly stingy defense. Philip Rivers' six first-half pass attempts Sunday tied a career low. With the Chiefs' second-string offense as the lone exception, John Pagano's defense has held five of its last six opponents to 20 points or less.