It’s not often that the top two seeds in both of the NFL’s conferences all advance to the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Usually, we get at least one road upset of a home favorite; the Green Bay Packers have been on both sides of this equation over the past decade, beating top seeds last year in Dallas and in 2010 in Atlanta but losing in 2011 to the New York Giants.
Overall, only one season since 2004 has seen the four home teams all win in the divisional round — that was in 2015, when Carolina and Seattle advanced in the NFC and New England and Denver won in the AFC.
This year, the NFC’s #1 seed, the Philadelphia Eagles, are underdogs, due primarily to the loss of quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn knee ligament. The Atlanta Falcons are favored by a field goal in Saturday’s Divisional Round opener.


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