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NFL Divisional Playoff open thread: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Join us as we kick off divisional weekend.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It’s an all-bird divisional playoff game. The one-seed Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the six-seed Atlanta Falcons. For this first time since the Wild Card was added, the six-seed is actually favored over the one-seed.

The Eagles have a lot to prove. With Carson Wentz’s injury, just about everyone is counting them out. However, this Philadelphia team is defined by much more than quarterback play. They have a formidable defense, an effective running game and can beat you in a lot of different ways. Wentz’s injury is huge, but they have talent that can carry them.

But the Atlanta Falcons are on a mission, too. Still likely feeling the sting from 28-3 last Super Bowl, Atlanta looked like a contender last week when they took down the Panthers in Carolina. Matt Ryan is still playing well, their defense can still be disruptive, and their roster matches up with the best of them in the NFC.

This should be a great way to kick off the second round of the playoffs. So come watch it with us!

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

Location: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, PA
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
TV: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Online streaming: NBC Sports, Yahoo Sports app
Odds: Falcons by 3