NFL’s six-game postseason slate set for this weekend

Cleveland is back in the postseason for the first time in 18 seasons.

The 2021 NFL Playoff bracket is officially set.

Sunday night’s game between Philadelphia and Washington wrapped up the regular season, as Washington went on the road and picked up an NFC East-clinching win over the Eagles. The playoffs are going to begin on Saturday afternoon.

Buffalo, possibly the hottest team in the NFL, is a 6.5-point home favorite against Indianapolis in the first of six Wild Card games. The Bills are -305 on the money line and the total is 52 points. They have the third-shortest odds to win the Super Bowl this year at +700, according to BetOnline. Indianapolis is listed as a 33/1 longshot.

Seattle will host Los Angeles as a 4.5-point favorite in a game featuring NFC West rivals. The Seahawks lost at Los Angeles by one touchdown in Week 10, but they got revenge with a 20-9 win at home in Week 16. Seattle is 12/1 to win the Super Bowl, while Los Angeles is 28/1.

Saturday’s slate will conclude when Tampa Bay travels to Washington as an 8-point road favorite. The Buccaneers have 10/1 title odds and will be facing a Washington team that has the longest odds of any playoff team at 80/1.

The playoffs will resume on Sunday afternoon when Baltimore visits Nashville as a 3.5-point favorite. Tennessee snuck past Houston to win the AFC South title and is listed at 25/1 to win the Super Bowl. Baltimore made a late-season surge and is priced at 11/1, but it has lost its last two games against the Titans.

New Orleans is hoping to get Alvin Kamara back from COVID-19 protocol when the Saints host Chicago as 9.5-point favorites on Sunday. The Saints have the fourth-shortest Super Bowl price at +775, while the Bears have the second-longest (66/1).

The Wild Card round concludes with a Sunday night showdown between AFC North rivals. Pittsburgh is listed as a 3.5-point home favorite against Cleveland. Neither team is getting much love in the Super Bowl market, with the Steelers at 22/1 and the Browns at 40/1.

Kansas City, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, is still the Super Bowl favorite at +190. The Chiefs, who have not covered a spread in several months, are -105 to win the AFC. Green Bay is the top seed in the NFC and is +475 to win the Super Bowl. The Packers are a +165 ‘chalk’ to win the NFC Championship.

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