The divisional spherical of the 2019 NFL playoffs begins on Saturday, when the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts, earlier than the Dallas Cowboys journey to Los Angeles to face the Rams.
Right here’s all the things you want to know forward of the showdown in Kansas Metropolis.
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When and the place is the sport?
The matchup between the Chiefs and the Colts is scheduled to kick off at 4:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
How did each groups get to the playoffs?
The Chiefs earned a first-round bye and residential benefit all through the playoffs after ending 12-Four and successful the AFC West for the third consecutive season, a franchise document.
The Colts claimed one of many two wildcard spots and final week knocked off the Texas in Houston in all-AFC South matchup.
Saturday’s would be the fifth post-season recreation between the Chiefs and the Colts however the first in six years. The final time the 2 groups crossed paths within the playoffs, on January 4, 2013 the Chiefs blew a 38-10 in Indianapolis to lose 45-44.
The Chiefs’ offense steamrolled opponents within the common season however the Colts lead the playoffs collection 4-Zero and have their final 5 consecutive video games. Indianapolis is comparatively extra expertise at this stage, having reached the AFC Championship recreation 4 instances since 2003, whereas the Chiefs haven’t progressed that far since 1993.
Gamers to control
Maybe greater than any of the opposite matchups this weekend, this recreation is a quarterback showdown.
Patrick Mahomes turned solely the second participant in NFL historical past with not less than 5,000 passing yards and 50 landing passes in a single NFL season, whereas Andrew Luck is a candidate for comeback participant of the yr.
Apart from Mahomes, no different quarterback has thrown extra landing passes than Luck’s 39 this season and with 89 the 2 have essentially the most mixed regular-season passing touchdowns amongst any opposing quarterbacks in a playoff recreation within the Tremendous Bowl period.
The place can I watch the sport?
NBC will broadcast the sport reside however, as common, there are a selection of different choices to maintain up with the motion, together with a number of paid streaming providers.
DirectTV Now, PlayStation VUE, YouTube TV and Hulu with Dwell TV all provide the 4 main networks and ESPN, however is price maintaining in thoughts their reside feed may not be obtainable countrywide.
Whereas all 4 suppliers provide on-demand content material, in lots of markets reside content material will not be obtainable, subsequently it’s price checking on their web sites which reside channels can be found in your space.
FuboTV and Sling TV can even be streaming the sport.
In accordance with OddShark the Chiefs are 5.5-point favourite, whereas the over/beneath is ready at 57. Kansas is -225 in moneyline phrases, with the Colts at +200.