It’s only happened once before in Super Bowl history. The Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills played for the NFL title in back to back years in 1992-93 and again in 1993-94. We might be on the verge of another back-to-back Super Bowl rematch. The reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons (11-6 SU, 8-9 ATS) took the first step during last week’s Wild Card round, beating the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 as 6-point road dogs – and as the No. 6 conference seed. Next up: the No. 1 Philadelphia Eagles (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS), who host the Falcons this Saturday in the Divisional Round. Kick-off is 4:35 PM ET on NBC.

Atlanta’s chances look pretty good as 3-point road dogs on the NFL playoff odds board. Their Super Bowl 52 odds aren’t too shabby either at +650, well ahead of Philadelphia at +1400. This is all happening because the Eagles lost starting quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz to a torn ACL in Week 14. Nick Foles has performed somewhat below replacement level in Wentz’ absence; however, Atlanta will have to play outdoors on what now looks like a wet Saturday with temperatures in the mid-40s at game time. The 41.5-point total for this matchup is the lowest the Falcons have seen all year.

 

Patriots vs Titans Odds Reach –14

Saturday’s second Divisional Round game starts at 8:15 PM ET on CBS, and it features the other half of last year’s epic Super Bowl. The New England Patriots (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) are once again the No. 1 seed in the AFC, with a relatively easy night coming up against the No. 6 Tennessee Titans (10-7 SU, 9-7-1 ATS). The Patriots opened as 13.5-point favorites on the NFL odds board before reaching the magic number 14. While Tennessee’s chances of winning might be small, that extra half-point could be all the difference against the spread on Saturday.

The Titans have already pulled off one dramatic upset. They beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 as 9-point road dogs in the Wild Card round, taking advantage of some good fortune to erase an 18-point halftime deficit. But once again, it looks like the team from the South will have to operate in nasty weather, as Saturday night’s forecast calls for rain and temperatures around 40 degrees in Foxborough. The 48-point total is the highest of the four Divisional Round games. You can keep up with the latest NFL lines by visiting Bovada Sportsbook. Prop bets will also be posted for all four games as kick-off approaches.

 

*Odds as of January 11, 2018