Nick Foles used Eagles bye week to go back to basics

In the playoffs, we'll look at five matchups on each side of the ball. Expect Atlanta to return to the NFC Championship for the second-straight year with a 20-10 win.

"I would imagine your first time, your first experience playing in a playoff game is going to be a little bit more hard", Bortles told reporters Wednesday.

How about Jacksonville and Tennessee? He's at home, his team's stadium is hosting the Super Bowl, and expectations are high from a long-suffering fanbase used to playoff disappointment.

Here's the entire list of our panel picks to win each of the Divisional Round games.

There is no shortage of bulleton board material for the Eagles, who seem to have gotten comfortable in the underdog role. But one that, with Carson Wentz on the sideline, makes enough sense. That 27 TD to two INT season put up by Foles is an outlier to the overall Nick Foles career.

"We don't have a (complicated) defense, but we are very detailed", says defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel, a former National Football League player who got the job last February. If the Eagles want success, they must lean on the "Jay Train" and try to exploit an Atlanta rush defense that tied for seventh in the league with 120 missed tackles. "For me it's just leave it all out there on Saturday". There are a lot of teams who are very good.

Can the Eagles make use of home-field advantage and extend their season without their best player?

Mariota, the 2014 Heisman victor, and Derrick Henry, the 2015 Heisman victor, combined to turn in the best rushing performance in franchise history in the wild-card round.

Schwartz's secondary added long and athletic second-rounder Sidney Jones two weeks ago, and he'll be in the corner mix with Ronald Darby and others. The offense has gone into the tank without Wentz, and Philadelphia is averaging4.3 yards per play,1.9 punts per offensive score and is converting on only23.7 percent of third downs in its last three games. "One of my favorite throws is to let one rip and have a 70-yard touchdown".

Jacksonville's defense can clearly create a number of problems for Pittsburgh. "He's a huge threat against whatever defense we face". It's a shame that the Eagles will be one-and-done, but they're simply not the same team without Carson Wentz. The Jaguars quarterback finished with just 87 passing yards and avoided being a total dud by rumbling his way to 88 rushing yards.

If the Jaguars can win this one, they'll have a real shot of making the Super Bowl.

I'd like the Vikings in that game, which isn't a contradiction.

KEYS TO THE GAME: In an era that focuses on quarterbacks throwing, this game may be decided on the ground. Minnesota was victorious in Week 1, but a lot has changed since then. Atlanta is the faster team, but Philadelphia is one of the biggest in football.

It would be no surprise to see the Steelers emerge victorious, but in this setting it should also be no surprise to see the NFL's best defense keep its team within a touchdown.

The bottom line: The city the Rams abandoned, creating much anger over the way they left, has done better in the television ratings for three of their games than has the market they couldn't wait to re-enter.

Find a way to slow down Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram?

There's also the Antonio Brown factor: How healthy is the unanimous All-Pro receiver, who was injured in Week 15?

Normally I wouldn't pick against the Vikings at home, but this Saints team is going to go all the way.

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