The first matchup of the NFL divisional playoffs is set, and it’s one with which fans have become quite familiar.
With their upset of the arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night, the Baltimore Ravens stamped their ticket to New England, where they’ll take on the top-seeded Patriots next Saturday at Gillette Stadium. It will be the fourth time in the past six years that the teams have met in the playoffs, with Baltimore having won two of the first three.
The Patriots opened as 7 1/2-point favorites at Pinnacle, with an over-under of 48.5
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook also has the Pats as 7 1/2-point favorites, but has a slightly higher over-under of 49.
The second-seeded Denver Broncos will host the winner of Sunday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts in the other AFC divisional game.
On the NFC side, the Carolina Panthers advanced to the divisional round with a 27-16 win Saturday over the Arizona Cardinals. If the Cowboys beat the Lions tomorrow, the Panthers will be off to Seattle for a date with the top-seeded and defending champion Seahawks. If the Lions pull off the upset, Carolina will play at Green Bay, while Detroit will travel to Seattle.